No. 2 Notre Dame went on the road on Friday evening and beat No. 19 Notre Dame in an exciting 31-17 game. The score was tied at 17 at halftime before Notre Dame’s defense took over.

Now, the Fighting Irish have wins against Clemson and North Carolina and seem to be close to securing a spot in the ACC Championship Game.

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit was on the broadcast for the game, and on Saturday morning’s College GameDay, he said he would have the Irish as the top team in the next Playoff rankings:

Obviously, Alabama still has a chance to impress on Saturday afternoon, hosting No. 22 Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl rivalry game.

We’ll see if Herbstreit changes his tune after watching Alabama play on Saturday afternoon, or if he keeps Notre Dame in his No. 1 spot.