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Notre Dame No. 1, Alabama No. 2 in AP Top 25

NEW YORK -- Notre Dame is No. 1 and Alabama is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving to the top of the rankings after Oregon and Kansas State were upset Saturday night. The Fighting Irish are No. 1 for the first time since Nov. 14, 1993. The Fighting Irish were a unanimous No. 1, getting all 60 first-place votes. They are a victory against rival Southern...

Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Get Another Boost in Bid for National Championship Game in Season That Just Keeps Giving

Brian Kelly came to Notre Dame knowing it would be a bit of a climb to get the team back into college football’s national championship conversation. But three years into the job, he’s right where he needs to be — and getting plenty of help in making those hopes a reality as soon as this year. Kelly has navigated the Irish to an 11-0 record this season, and while the critics...

Notre Dame Ranked #1 and Still Marching Towards BCS Title Game as Other Top Teams Falter

As Jason Whitlock so humorously pointed out, “Indiana University is #1 in basketball, Notre Dame is #1 in football, and the Pacers stink.  It’s the 1970s all over again.” For the first time in nearly twenty years, the Fighting Irish are on top of the college football world. Manti Te’o and the Fighting Irish are the undisputed #1 team in the country. (Image via ESPN.com...

NCAA Week 12: NBC’s Notre Dame Finale Earns Season-Low Overnight

NBC capped off a strong season of Notre Dame coverage with a season-low Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s Wake Forest/Notre Dame college football game drew a 1.7 overnight rating on NBC, according to USA Today — down a tick from the network’s seventh Notre Dame telecast last year, against Boston College (1.8), and flat compared to the seventh telecast in 2010, against Utah (1...

Notre Dame Football and the ACC: I called this a year ago

Editor’s note: I originally published this on December 29th, 2011. Looks like I saw the future a few months ahead: As Notre Dame prepares to kick off versus Florida State today in the Champs Sports Bowl, the answer to where ND fits in the long term conference expansion is becoming painfully obvious. The Irish will face their fourth ACC opponent, and look to go 4-0 in the Atlantic...

Irish end longest No. 1 drought in school history

Coach Brian Kelly wants to make certain Notre Dame isn't a one-week wonder at No. 1. The Fighting Irish (11-0) have the top ranking for the first time in 19 years heading into their game Saturday at Southern California following upset losses by Kansas State and Oregon. He went down to the trainers' room to try to get a sense of team's state of mind heading into USC,...

USC quarterback Matt Barkley is out of the Notre Dame game.

The luckiest team of all time gets even luckier...

No. 20 Notre Dame 78, BYU 68

Notre Dame was facing one of the tough situations that come up for college basketball teams in late November: winning a consolation game in a tournament. The 20th-ranked Fighting Irish responded to its semifinal overtime loss to Saint Joseph's a night earlier by beating BYU 78-68 in the third-place game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center on Saturday night...

'Bama, UGA, Florida trail No. 1 Irish in BCS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Notre Dame is a victory away from playing for the BCS title. Alabama and Georgia each need two, and could have to go through each other. A day after Oregon and Kansas State lost to give up control of the BCS race, the Fighting Irish (.9973) moved into first place in the standings for the first time. "Now we don't have to answer questions about style points...

Florida 4th in latest BCS standings; FSU 10th

NEW YORK (AP) -- Notre Dame is a victory away from playing for the BCS title. Alabama and Georgia each need two, and could have to go through each other. A day after Oregon and Kansas State lost to give up control of the BCS race, the Fighting Irish (.9973) moved into first place in the standings for the first time. "Now we don't have to answer questions about style points...

K-State drops to 6th in latest BCS standings

NEW YORK (AP) -- Notre Dame is a victory away from playing for the BCS title. Alabama and Georgia each need two, and could have to go through each other. A day after Oregon and Kansas State lost to give up control of the BCS race, the Fighting Irish (.9973) moved into first place in the standings for the first time. "Now we don't have to answer questions about style points...

Notre Dame #1 in both polls, BCS next: I feel your hate

Like Emperor Palpatine said to Skywalker, “I feel your anger, give in to your hate.” Especially if you’re a Michigan, USC, Michigan State, Purdue, Boston College, Miami or just plain college football fan. The most polarizing team in the land, Notre Dame, the college gridiron version of Rush Limbaugh (lots of fans, lots of haters) is the only remaining unbeaten, #1 in both polls...

Patience is a Virtue

Projected BCS chaos again came to fruition, and Notre Dame sits atop the college football world as a result…with one major hurdle left to clear.

A Perfect Appetizer

Notre Dame moved one step closer to its first 12-0 mark since 1988 with a thorough beating of overmatched Wake Forest Saturday in South Bend.

Picture clearer, chaos still looms

Notre Dame is a victory away from playing for the BCS title. Alabama and Georgia each need two, and could have to go through each other.
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