Notre Dame Irish Unanimous No. 1 in AP Poll

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The Notre Dame Irish are pulling off a dream season, one we’ve not seen the likes of since the late eighties/early nineties. But Brian Kelly and company have gotten this team into the National Championship and the Irish are one game away from once again being the kings of college football.

The first step to that was winning last night against USC, now it’s up to the polls and so far so good for Notre Dame. The AP Poll was released today and the Irish are the unanimous No. 1 team in the country. Should the Irish can beat either Georgia or Alabama in the tile game, they’d become the first team since BYU in 1984 to finish the season as the AP No. 1 after beginning the same season unranked.

AP Top 25
1 Notre Dame (60) 12-0 1500
2 Alabama 11-1 1400
3 Georgia 11-1 1331
4 Ohio State 12-0 1294
5 Florida 11-1 1262
6 Oregon 11-1 1242
7 Kansas State 10-1 1079
8 Stanford 10-2 1061
9 LSU 10-2 1056
10 Texas A&M 10-2 1043
11 South Carolina 10-2 916
12 Oklahoma 9-2 834
13 Florida State 10-2 764
14 Nebraska 10-2 704
15 Clemson 10-2 667
16 Oregon State 8-3 528
17 UCLA 9-3 505
18 Kent State 11-1 355
19 Northern Illinois 11-1 349
20 Utah State 10-2 274
21 Michigan 8-4 217
22 Northwestern 9-3 189
23 Texas 8-3 185
24 Oklahoma State 7-4 174
25 Boise State 9-2 145

With a win over Florida State the Gators have moved into the Top 5 in the AP Poll and as was the case last week the Alabama Crimson Tide roll in at No. 2 with the Georgia Bulldogs coming in at No. 3.

Despite being BCS bowl ineligible this year, the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes are No. 4 in the AP Poll.

But what matters here is that the Irish are No. 1 in the AP Poll, are No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches poll and are without a doubt the No. 1 team in the BCS. The ride isn’t over yet and there’s a lot of waiting to do from now and January 7th when Notre Dame would play their next game but for now, the Irish can get ready for one more game — the most important game they’ll play all year long.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, AP Pol, BCS, NCAA, Notre Dame Irish

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