Notre Dame moved into the two Associated Press and Coaches polls after winning the 35-17 season opener in Louisville.
Fighting the Irish began the season at number 9 in both polls, but after the road win over the Cardinals, the Irish climbed to No. 8 in the ballot box, bouncing Florida gaters who dropped from No. 8 to No. 11 in the AP poll and from # 8 to # 10 in the coaches poll. despite a 24-20 win over Miami (Florida) to start the season.
This is a repeat of what was seen in 2018 after Notre Dame went from No. 12 in the AP poll and No. 11 in the Coaches Poll to No. 8 in both after winning the season 24-24 over Michigan .
Fighting the Irish starts this weekend and doesn't play again until the New Mexico lobbyists come to South Bend on September 1
Marche's second-week games include No. 12 Texas A&M traveling to play No. 1 Clemson and No. 6 LSU heading west to take on No. 9 Texas Longgorns.