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Notre Dame Drops to #16 in Week 10 Polls

Yep, that’ll happen.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish lost their second game of the season over the weekend. Brian Kelly’s team fell in Ann Arbor to a ranked Michigan Wolverines team 45-14. As expected, that lowers Notre Dame several spots in the latest AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Here are both polls headed into week ten:

The Irish are down to #16 in both polls as a result of the loss.

There were a few other shakeups towards the top of the college football rankings this week. Oklahoma lost to Kansas State, which nearly dropped them out of the top ten. LSU actually leapfrogged Alabama in the AP Poll to take the #1 spot. Penn State and Florida now sit just outside the top four waiting for the next major shakeup.

The Irish get their next chance to rise in the rankings on Saturday, November 2nd as they host the Virginia Tech Hokies.