CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame was idle this weekend, but with a 12-0 regular season record, the Irish are destined for the College Football Playoff.ESPN put out its most updated bowl predictions earlier this morning, and both of the experts from the Worldwide Leader have Notre Dame in the playoff.The Irish were No. 3 in the most recent playoff rankings, behind only Clemson and Alabama.Both ESPN analysts have Notre Dame facing Clemson in a playoff semifinal, though they differ on where they will meet.ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura has the Irish against the Tigers in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29, at either 4 or 8 p.m. ET.ESPN’s Mitch Sherman has Notre Dame vs. Clemson in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29, at either 4 or 8 p.m. ET.We will find out Notre Dame’s ultimate destination later today, when the final College Football Playoff rankings are released.There is a chance that Oklahoma or Ohio State could jump the Irish and grab the No. 3 seed. In that case, Notre Dame would play Alabama in a national semifinal.Stay tuned.