Usually it's all fun and games on ESPN's College GameDay, but today was different for the crew. With the final College Football Playoff rankings almost one week away, one intense debate took place on set.
Bias aside, Desmond Howard made an argument for Michigan to leapfrog Notre Dame in the rankings, if they defeat Ohio State and Northwestern. Well, Chris "The Bear" Fallica wasn't fond of those comments, specifically because the Fighting Irish won the head-to-head matchup.
Although Howard tried to defend his statement, Fallica brought up outstanding points. His main argument was that Notre Dame didn't even have Ian Book under center, when they won 24-17 over the Wolverines.
Here is the video of the debate:
Every team goes through rough patches, and for Michigan that came in the first week of the season.
It'll be interesting to see how the committee would handle this situation. The Wolverines have the luxury of playing in a conference championship, which provides another chance to make an impression.
Nonetheless, this entire debate would all be for nothing if Michigan falls short against Ohio State.
As for the Fighting Irish, they'll have to handle their business against USC on the road.