Notre Dame

Fighting Irish Move To No. 8 In AP Poll

Ben Hansbrough

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved to No. 8 in the most recent AP Top 25 poll, up from No. 9 last week.

The past week was highlighted with a win over the then ranked No. 2 Pittsburgh Panthers, but also included wins over DePaul and Rutgers.

Illinois was left off the top 25, but did receive enough votes to put them at No. 38 in the country.

Ohio State was the unanimous top team receiving all 64 votes for the top spot.

Rank – School
1           Ohio State 24-0
2          Kansas 22-1
3          Texas 20-3
4          Pittsburgh 21-2
5          Duke 21-2
6          San Diego State 23-1
7          Brigham Young 22-2
8          Notre Dame 19-4
9          Villanova 19-4
10        Connecticut 18-4
11         Georgetown 18-5
12         Syracuse 20-4
13         Wisconsin 17-5
14         Purdue 18-5
15         Arizona 20-4
16         Louisville 18-5
17         Florida 18-5
18         Kentucky 16-6
19         Missouri 18-5
20        North Carolina 17-5
21         Utah State 22-2
22        Texas A&M 17-5
23        Vanderbilt 16-6
24        Temple 17-5
25        West Virginia 15-7

Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota (16-7); Wichita State (20-4); Coastal Carolina (22-2); Cincinnati (18-5); St. Mary’s (20-4); Alabama (15-7); George Mason (19-5); Washington (15-7); Marquette (14-9); Xavier (16-6); Florida State (16-7); Belmont (22-4); Illinois (15-8); UCLA (16-7); UNLV (17-6); Baylor (15-7); Colorado State (16-7); Texas-El Paso (18-5); Tennessee (15-8); Duquesne (16-6); Cleveland State (21-4); Missouri State (18-6)