Notre Dame falls out of AP, coaches top 25

Notre Dame falls out of AP, coaches top 25
September 29, 2013, 11:00 am
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For the first time in nearly two years, Notre Dame is unranked in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls.

Following Saturday's 35-21 loss to Oklahoma, the Irish dropped to 3-2 and out of both polls. The last time Notre Dame was left out of the two polls was following the 2011 season, in which Notre Dame went 8-5.

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The Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2012's preseason poll.

Notre Dame's next opponent, Arizona State, resurfaced in the AP poll at No. 22 and the coaches poll at No. 24 following a 62-41 win over USC. \

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Oklahoma moved up to No. 11 in the AP poll and No. 10 in the coaches poll. Michigan, on a bye week, dropped to No. 19 in the AP and stayed at No. 17 in the coaches.

After Arizona State, Notre Dame only has one other ranked opponent on its schedule: Stanford, which held steady at No. 5 in both polls.

Notre Dame received 12 votes in the AP poll, the sixth-highest "receiving votes" team behind Northern Illinois (104), Virginia Tech (49), Wisconsin (46), Nebraska (20) and Missouri (14). Michigan State received five votes.

The coaches gave Notre Dame 29 votes, the fifth-highest total outside the top 25.