Notre Dame makes a jump in latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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The Irish showed many that they were worthy of a higher ranking and that’s exactly what happened this afternoon in the updated USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. The winner of the Shamrock Series contest against Wisconsin jumped from No. 10 to No. 7 after their resounding 41-13 win over the Badgers.

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With all these upset, there was plenty of movement inside the Top-25 in the most recent edition of the Coaches Poll. See where the teams landed below, as their ranking from last week is in parenthesis.

1 – Alabama (1)

2 – Georgia (2)

3 – Oregon (4)

4 – Oklahoma (3)

5 – Iowa (6)

6 – Penn State (8)

7 – Notre Dame (10)

8 – Cincinnati (9)

9 – Florida (11)

10 – Ohio State (12)

11 – Arkansas (18)

12 – Ole Miss (13)

13 – Texas A&M (5)

14 – Michigan (19)

15 – BYU (16)

16 – Michigan State (21)

17 – Coastal Carolina (17)

18 – Oklahoma State (22)

19 – Clemson (7)

20 – UCLA (24)

21 – Fresno State (25)

22 – Auburn (23)

23 – Kentucky (NR)

24 – Baylor (NR)

25 – Wake Forest (NR)

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