Poll watch: Notre Dame holding steady

Poll watch: Notre Dame holding steady
September 3, 2013, 11:15 am
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame stayed at No. 14 in the AP top 25 poll released Tuesday, the same ranking the Irish held prior to the season. In the USA Today Coaches Poll, Notre Dame dropped from No. 11 to No. 13.

There wasn't a ton of movement atop the rankings -- only Georgia lost among the top 15 teams, and it was by three to No. 4/No. 5 Clemson. Georgia remained ahead of Notre Dame in both polls.

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Florida State and LSU, which impressively beat Pittsburgh and TCU, respectively, jumped ahead of Notre Dame in the coaches poll.

Notre Dame's Week 2 opponent, Michigan, held steady at No. 17 in both polls after beating Central Michigan, 59-9. Clemson's win leapfrogged the Tigers over Stanford in the AP, which dropped from No. 4 to No. 5, although the Cardinal remained at No. 4 in the coaches poll.

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Oklahoma topped Louisiana-Monroe and remained at No. 16 in the AP and moved up to No. 15 in the coaches poll, while USC's lackluster showing against Hawaii dropped the Trojans from No. 24 to No. 25. USC moved up from No. 24 to No. 22 in the coaches poll.

Arizona State (48 votes/No. 28) and Michigan State (42 votes/No. 29) also received votes among future Irish opponents.