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Rankings Recap: Irish in the Polls and Bracketology

Where are the Fighting Irish in the major polls this week? Find out below the jump.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

All polls are updated through Monday, January 19th unless otherwise noted.

Source AP Poll Coaches Poll SBN Power Rankings ESPN Power Ranking Mark Titus* Luke Winn* Ken Pom RPI BPI SBN Bracketology Lunardi Bracketology CBS Bracketology
Ranking 8th 9th 7th 10th 10th 10th 15th 39th 11th 3 Seed 3 Seed 3 Seed

* Released Thursday, January 15th before weekend games

The only thing to really jump off the page is the low ranking in the RPI, but that can be explained by the relatively weak non-conference schedule. As the Irish play more ACC games, their RPI should improve. For now, it's just something to keep an eye on, not worry about. ESPN's BPI and KenPom take more into account than just winning percentage, so the weak non-con schedule isn't as big a factor as ND won many of their gimmie games by 30+ points. Every human poll or power ranking has ND in in the Top 10. Do you think the polls have the Irish in the right place? Sound off in the comments.