notre dame did no search for a new coach just in case chaos happens. No one can say "they don't have a coach" because they kept the same OC and DC. They covered their butts just in case. Notre Dame will get in if chaos happens. I guarantee it.It seems to me that Notre Dame is a non-starter.
They lost to Cincinnati. At best, they end up with the same amount of loses as Cincinnati. IOW, they cannot get in and Cincinnati be left out. If Cincinnati loses today, they are most assuredly not making the final 4.
Notre Dame should not even be considered at this point.