Despite a slow start and a bit of sloppy play against the Duke Blue Devils, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish climbed to #7 from #10 in both the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Poll. It’s exactly where we thought they would be even before Saturday’s action.
As far as the ACC is concerned, we have:
- #1 Clemson Tigers
- #7 Notre Dame
- #12 North Carolina Tar Heels
- #17 Miami-Florida Hurricanes
- #18 Louisville Cardinals
- #20 Virginia Tech Hokies
- #25 Pittsburgh Panthers
To say the least — it’s going to be a weird year. There’s also still a massive push for the Big 10 to play this season, and early enough to be a part of the playoff, so if they are able to manage that — the polls will likely get another kick in the teeth.
The Irish are 1-0 (1-0) ranked #7 and will take on the South Florida Bulls this Saturday in South Bend. The Bulls received votes in both polls this week.