The Notre Dame Fighting Irish dropped like a rock this week in the Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25. The 26-21 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd was one of the biggest upsets of the weekend — but not quite the biggest overall.
After three weeks of college football, almost the entire field of schools (with the exception of the Georgia Bulldogs) has a different narrative about them. Yes, the polls don’t matter, but here we are. They are still a great barometer for how the country views a program.
I guess what’s surprising to me, is that the Irish are still receiving any votes at all — and both polls show that they did get a fair amount of those votes this week.
Notre Dame opponents ranked in the Coaches Poll and AP Top 25: