Notre Dame will play Pittsburgh in primetime Saturday night at Heinz Field, with kickoff set for 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC.
Notre Dame jumped to No. 24 in the AP poll and stayed at No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, but perhaps more important are the jumps made by two teams the Irish beat.
Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has been cleared to practice Tuesday after suffering a neck injury in Saturday's 14-10 win over USC.
Notre Dame is still on the outside looking in as the first BCS standings were released Sunday night, and also was shut out of the AP and coaches top 25 polls.