SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame's national title hopes rested on the leg of Pittsburgh's Kevin Harper.
Notre Dame's win over Oklahoma on Saturday vaulted the Irish to No. 3 in the BCS standings, narrowly beating out Oregon for that spot.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Notre Dame proved on Saturday that it's a legitimate national title contender.
The first BCS standings are out, with only four teams ranked ahead of Notre Dame. The Irish are No. 5 in the poll, with only Alabama, surprising Florida (at No.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Whenever he's asked about Notre Dame's No. 9 ranking or other various national accolades, coach Brian Kelly repeats his mantra: Tune out the noise.