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Notre Dame Football: Irish move up to #8 in AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll

Another Week, Another W.

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Week 8 Top 25

Quick Hitter

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish offense stepped up to take care of the North Carolina Tar Heels and moved up to #8 in the Coaches & AP Top 25 polls. This was a big moment for the Irish offense, highlighted by strong performances by both Kyren Williams and Jack Coan. They are finally figuring out their identity, and will be favored in every game moving forward. The biggest test remaining potentially just got a lot easier with Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong exiting this week with broken ribs. The defense will need to take a hard look at the tape to clean things up, but a W is a W.

Notre Dame Opponent Rankings Quick Hits

  • Cincinnati Bearcats: #2. The Bearcats had another sluggish performance coming out a bit slow against Tulane before pulling away in a comfortable 31-12 victory. They have 2 ranked opponents left to play in Houston and SMU, which should help their resume even further. The recipe is simple for the Bearcats moving and you’re in.