Despite being idle over the weekend, Notre Dame moved up a spot in both the USA Today coaches poll and AP top 25 released Sunday.
Notre Dame may be rolling at 3-0, but its first bye week came at an ideal time.
Jameis Winston is just one quarterback missing just one game.
But the ramifications of his one-week absence could be long-lasting in this college football season.
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.
Florida State has suspended quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of its game against Clemson on Saturday after the reigning Heisman Trophy winner shouted a sexually-explicit remark on cam