Notre Dame went back to work Sunday as a top-five team, sandwiched between the state of Mississippi in one of the two polls.
No team ahead of Notre Dame in the Amway coaches poll lost on Saturday, so the Irish remained at No. 8 in the latest Amway coaches polls released Sunday morning.
With Notre Dame off, Saturday will provide a decent opportunity to get a look at a few teams the Irish will face down the road.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame-Michigan isn't just another game, no matter how frequently Irish players cast it in that light.