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Nine out of 10 Notre Dame fans agree: We are heading in the right direction!

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The SB Nation community joined the Associated Press and College Football Playoff committee in giving zero credit to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for their Top 25 win Saturday, but Irish fans were nevertheless impressed.

Self-identified Irish supporters who responded to a SB Nation FanPulse survey put their team at No. 12, up two spots from the previous week. In addition, 90.3 percent of the poll respondents said they were confident in the direction of the football program. That’s up 8.9 percent from last week. (You can sign up here to add your opinion starting Saturday evening.*)

Notre Dame Fans’ Post Week 14 Poll

Ranking Team Preseason Week 6 Week 9 Week 12 Week 13
Ranking Team Preseason Week 6 Week 9 Week 12 Week 13
1 LSU 10 5 1 1 1
2 Ohio State 7 4 3 2 2
3 Clemson 1 2 4 3 3
4 Georgia 3 3 7 4 4
5 Oklahoma 4 6 8 6 6
6 Utah 15 15 9 8 7
7 Baylor NR NR 11 11 8
8 Florida 7 8 6 10 9
9 Alabama 2 1 2 5 5
10 Auburn 18 12 12 16 14
11 Wisconsin 17 7 19 17 17
12 Penn State 14 11 5 9 11
13 Notre Dame 5 9 16 12 12
14 Memphis NR NR 23 14 13
15 Oregon 12 13 10 7 15
16 Boise State NR 14 21 20 20
17 Minnesota NR NR 13 13 10
18 App State NR NR 18 22 19
19 Michigan 9 16 15 15 16
20 Iowa 19 17 25 21 21
21 Cincinnati NR NR 17 18 18
22 Navy NR NR NR NR 22
23 Virginia NR 21 NR NR NR
24 Air Force NR NR NR 23 23
25 UAB NR NR NR NR NR
Voters who signed up for Fan Pulse and self-identified as Notre Dame fans. SB Nation

In the national poll — which encompasses our fans and readers of 65 other SB Nation college football communities — the Irish remained at No. 15.

Basketball season is upon us, so Irish football fans were also asked about the confidence they had in the Notre Dame men’s basketball team. Seventy-two percent of respondents said they were satisfied with the direction of the program, down 7.5 percent from last week.

Switching back to football, the survey also asked which of these five teams currently on the outside looking in was most likely to make the College Football Playoff:

The fanbases of the Irish’s 2019 opponents continue to weigh in on confidence that their favorite team is going the right way.

Confidence of Opponents’ Fanbases

Team Week 1 Week 6 Week 9 Week 13 Week 14
Team Week 1 Week 6 Week 9 Week 13 Week 14
Boston College 82.4 0 0 0* 0*
Duke 100 80 85.7 50* 50
Georgia 100 100 75 85.7 92.6
Louisville 94.1 100 100 100 100
Michigan 92.4 36.1 83.8 94.3 53.3
Notre Dame 85.2 95.2 44.7 91.2 88.3
Stanford 100 100 25 20* 50*
USC 22.2 0 0 44* 18.2
Virginia 100 93.1 65.2 95.7 96.4
Virginia Tech 32 35.7 66.7 100 88.9
FanPulse survey conducted 11/24. (* indicates fewer than 10 people responded) SB Nation

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