Notre Dame on the rise in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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Yesterday was fun and Notre Dame was rewarded with moving up in the latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. The Irish dominated Georgia Tech, pitching a shut out and making it three games in a row there they have not allowed a touchdown.

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Find out below the most recent Coaches Poll with last weeks ranking in parenthesis.

1 – Georgia (1)

2 – Alabama (2)

3 – Ohio State (4)

4 – Cincinnati (3)

5 – Notre Dame (6)

6 – Michigan (7)

7 – Oklahoma State (9)

8 – Ole Miss (10)

9 – Oklahoma (11)

10 – Baylor (13)

11 – Oregon (5)

12 – Iowa (14)

13 – Michigan State (8)

14 – Texas A&M (16)

15 – BYU (15)

16 – Houston (17)

17 – Pittsburgh (19)

18 – Wisconsin (20)

19 – Utah (25)

20 – UTSA (18)

21 – Wake Forest (12)

22 – San Diego State (23)

23 – ULL (21)

24 – NC State (24)

25 – Kentucky (NR)