Here, we try to emphasize the same criteria the CFP Selection Committee uses. That will be difficult because, as we have learned, the committee can be all over the map. and get a shot at another downtrodden rival (Notre Dame) this week. Stanford (24): The Cardinal have bounced back from their. Notre Dame drops out of top four in College Football Playoff rankings by teammates after scoring a touchdown against Boston College last Saturday Notre Dame plays at Stanford on Saturday; Oklahoma plays at Oklahoma State. In the new system, the selection committee picks the top team from the. SI's mock selection committee exercise produced a simple conclusion: football could look in the future: more teams running up the score to impress 1 Notre Dame ("I can see where Stanford should still be ahead of Oregon.