Irish up two spots in AP poll
NEW YORK — Notre Dame’s 41-3 rout of Miami on Saturday pushed the Fighting Irish to No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25. ND was ranked No. 9 last week. Notre Dame’s opponent this week, Stanford, moved up one spot to No. 17.
South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia moved into the top five of the poll after a Saturday during which nine Top 25 teams lost.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon held their spots at the top of the rankings. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 again. The rest of Top 25 got a makeover.
No. 3 South Carolina, off a 35-7 victory against Georgia, moved up three spots. No. 4 Florida jumped six after beating LSU 14-6. No. 5 West Virginia moved up three with a 48-45 victory at Texas.
No. 6 Kansas State and No. 8 Ohio State also moved up. LSU dropped to No. 9 and unbeaten Oregon State was No. 10.
The last time nine ranked teams lost in the same week was the weekend of Oct. 18, 2008.