Notre Dame drops in week 1 USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll – Fighting Irish Wire

We knew Notre Dame would fall after. their 21-10. loss at Ohio State to open the season but the question was just how far that might be?  When it comes to the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll we now have our answer as the Irish went from fifth to ninth this week.
Furthermore, the team that beat Notre Dame fell a spot as well as Ohio State went from two to three after Georgia jumped a spot thanks to their dominating victory over now 24th ranked Oregon.
In all, four opponents on Notre Dame’s schedule this fall checked in the rankings with Ohio State at three, Clemson at four, USC at 12, and BYU at 25.
A look at the full Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports:
No. 22 Cincinnati; No. 25 Houston
Tennessee 143; Penn State 138; Houston 137; Cincinnati 61; Iowa 44; Mississippi State 34; Florida State 33; Central Florida 23; Fresno State 21; Air Force 18; Auburn 15; Texas Christian 7; UCLA 6; South Carolina 6; Utah State 5; Minnesota 5; Syracuse 4; Oregon State 3; UL Lafayette 1; Texas Tech 1; Northwestern 1; North Carolina 1
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