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ESPN Releases "Really Bold" Prediction For Michigan, Notre Dame

Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines runs onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 21: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines run onto the field prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

With the 2018 college football season having reached its half-way point on the season, some ESPN writers are starting to make their predictions as to how it all ends. However, one writer is looking to distinguish himself from the crowd.

ESPN Staff Writer David M. Hale published a piece of "Semi-bold," "Fairly bold," and "Really bold" predictions for the final weeks of the season.

But it was his "Really bold" predictions for No. 4 Notre Dame (7-0) and No. 6 Michigan (6-1) that might make some waves.

Hale believes that Notre Dame will miss out on the College Football Playoffs while Michigan will ultimately get in.

As a school without a conference, Notre Dame likely will only need to finish the year undefeated in order to make the College Football Playoffs. Their remaining opponents are Navy, Northwestern, FSU, Syracuse, and USC.

Michigan's schedule will include Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Indiana, and Ohio State. If Michigan win out and beat Ohio State, they would secure a spot in the Big Ten Championship game.

Beating Ohio State will be a big ask for Michigan though. The Wolverines have lost six straight to the Buckeyes.