Well, the Irish football team is back in the top 10 of the Associated Press college poll for the first time since 2006, moving up a spot to No. 10 Sunday after Saturday night’s 13-6 victory over then-No. 18 Michigan.
The Wolverines (2-2) fell out of the poll. The Irish, off to their first 4-0 start since 2002, are No. 8 this week in the Sagarin computer rankings.
The defense continues to fuel ND’s surge in the polls. ND’s national scoring defense ranking is fourth, and its 36 points allowed through four games is the fewest since the 1975 Irish yielded 20.