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Pre-Stanford game, Reactions to Notre Dame season so far, blog poll rankings

brief look at some comments made in articles on SBN, reacting to blog poll results.

From The Barking Carnival (University of Texas):

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Notre Dame is the best of the "programs with great history and bad teams": Notre Dame is now 5-0 and 3-0 against teams with big names and bad teams. While I originally had Stanford circled as a game the Irish would drop, after watching both teams so far this season, it seems the creepy, smiling trees will have their work cut out for them against the Irish defense in what could be one of the most painful viewing experiences of the 2012 football season. Every team left on ND's schedule is either flawed or down right bad, so it's time to begin girding your loins for the inundation of Gaelic propaganda that will wash over the month of October like a smelly tide of corned beef water and stale beer.

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From And the Valley Shook (LSU):

I've been selling Stanford short, but here's a chance to show they belong in the top 25. Notre Dame has been feasting on the Big Ten which is, to be polite, "down". The Pac-12 looked pretty great before all of the teams started beating up on one another, so this could be a big statement win for the conference. Beat a top ten Irish team on the road. No biggee, right?

Tracking the AP writers' votings in their first poll finds:

LSU beat reporter, Glen Guilbeau, feels Washington, which is 3-2 with a 38-point loss to LSU and a 31-point loss to Oregon, is better than 5-0 Notre Dame. Washington is 13th on his poll and Notre Dame 15th. This is the highest anyone ranked the Huskies and the lowest anyone ranked the Irish. Guilbeau thinks Notre Dame hasn't beaten anyone. He has Michigan State and Michigan 19th and 20th, respectively, on his ballot and Notre Dame has beaten them both.

From The Only Colors (Michigan State) on their blog poll. They feel differently about the Irish's wins over B1G opponents:

Notre Dame at #3? That's a resume thing in my mind, as the sum of their wins I think is more impressive than the very good victories by South Carolina and West Virginia this week.

From BCInterruption (Boston College), whose blog poll has ND at #4:

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Is that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the top 4 this week? Why yes. Yes it is. Here is our week 7 BlogPoll ballot. You're gonna hate it.

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We thought that pre-season schedule ranking was of prime rib quality, but like Florida, Notre Dame is undefeated versus a winning schedule when combining the opponents. Although not as flashy as South Carolina, Kansas State or Florida, the remaining schedule is still solid with some name brand identity to boot.I like their chances if they can continue to limit their opponents to three scores or less.

The Irish are back and that is good for college football!

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