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Notre Dame Football Ranked #8 In Week 2 AP Poll and USA Today Top 25


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Michigan Wolverines 24-17 over the weekend. With an extended weekend of college football now wrapped up, the latest AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll were released on Tuesday afternoon.

Notre Dame moved up to the #8 spot in both sets of rankings.

Previously, Notre Dame was ranked #12 in the AP Poll and #11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll prior to week one.

Here’s the full AP Top 25:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Auburn
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Washington
  10. Stanford
  11. LSU
  12. Virginia Tech
  13. Penn State
  14. West Virginia
  15. Michigan State
  16. TCU
  17. USC
  18. Mississippi State
  19. UCF
  20. Boise State
  21. Michigan
  22. Miami
  23. Oregon
  24. South Carolina
  25. Florida

Here’s the latest USA Today Coaches Poll:



Week 2 USA Today Poll

Florida State dropped out of the rankings after an embarrassing loss to Virginia Tech on Monday. Future Notre Dame opponents Virginia Tech, Stanford, Southern Cal, and Stanford all moved up in rankings as well. Michigan fell from the top 15 back into the low twenties in both polls following the loss to ND.

Notre Dame’s next game against a ranked team is against Stanford on September 29th. The Irish next take the field against the Ball State Cardinals on September 8th.

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