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Notre Dame Football: Irish ranked #8 in AP Top 25 and #7 in Coaches Poll

Irish Move Up 1 After the Nail-biter in Tallahassee

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 Top 25

Quick Hitter

Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved up one spot from #9 to #8 after a 41-38 overtime win against the Florida State Seminoles on Sunday Night. They moved ahead of (personally) very overrated Iowa State, who gutted out a big win over Northern Iowa 16-10. This was an incredible week 1 with a lot of marquee matchups and featured tons of movement in the top 25.

Notre Dame Opponent Quick Hits

  • Cincinnati Bearcats: #8 to #7. Cincy took care of business against Murray State. Not much coming out of there as they did exactly what they should have.
  • Wisconsin Badgers: #12 to #18. Woof. Let’s just say I am glad we got Jack Coan. It is still very early, but Wisconsin looked very stagnant against Penn State. They have a tune up against Eastern Michigan before heading to Soldier Field against the Irish.
  • USC Trojans: #15 to #14. The Trojans looked very solid against a formidable offensive team in San Jose State. This will be a fun game against the Irish folks.
  • Virginia Tech Hokies: Unranked to #19. Wooooof UNC (more on that later). Blacksburg was rocking and completely shut down the supposedly explosive offense of the Tar Heels. The matchup against the Irish just got a lot more interesting...
  • North Carolina Tar Heels: #10 to #24. Barf UNC, BARF. UNC absolutely dropped the ball here. The explosive offense was completely pedestrian. They need to figure things out quick as that was a dumpster fire for a popular pre-season Playoff pick.

Holy Cross BABY

The College of the Holy Cross Crusaders cracked the top 25 (#24) in the FCS poll this week after a thrilling 10 point victory over the STOUT Connecticut Huskies (lol).

NCAA Football: Holy Cross at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports