By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — All Notre Dame can do for now is prepare for the regular-season finale against struggling Stanford and wait. The fifth-ranked Fighting Irish have found their groove in November and will be good position for a New Year’s Six bowl and a possible spot in the playoff with a win against the Cardinal. Notre Dame (is currently on the outside of the playoff picture but with a win against Stanford and some help around the country the next two weeks, the Irish could have a chance at the playoffs for the third time in the past four seasons.