North Carolina beat NC State to finish ACC play unbeaten. However, the Heels will play their first ranked opponent of the season in the ACC title game against top rated Clemson. I'm not certain even a win can get them into the playoff.
The Cardinal picked up a last second win against Notre Dame, killing any hopes the Irish had of making the playoff and keeping their own slim chances alive. Putting up a big number on USC next week would help to a point.
Note: Sagarin, Massey and Colley Matrix number is current strength of schedule ranking.