Like the headline says, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish find themselves at #3 in the Week 15 AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll. That should come as a surprise to pretty much nobody with the Irish being one of the only undefeated teams remaining following conference championship week. The Irish were also ranked number three in the final College Football Playoff rankings and thusly are off to the Cotton Bowl to play the Clemson Tigers.
Here’s the complete week 15 USA Today Coaches Poll:
Here’s the complete week 15 AP Poll:
The polls are pretty similar following conference championship week. The only team ranked this week that wasn’t last week in either poll is Missouri at #24 in the AP Poll.
The Irish now are set to prepare the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on December 29th. Kick time for that game is not set yet, but it will be on ESPN.