Notre Dame slides in AP Top 25, but remains ranked after Clemson loss
Notre Dame remained in the AP Top 25 this week despite picking up its third loss of the season on Saturday.
Notre Dame is now ranked No. 22 in the country, according to the latest AP Poll. It fell 10 spots from No. 12 entering Week 10. The Fighting Irish lost to Clemson on the road this week, falling to 7-3 on the year.
It was another tough week for Sam Hartman, who completed just 13-of-30 passes in the loss. Hartman also had a pick-6 in the game, which proved to be a major difference in the game.
Notre Dame’s defense played well overall, but it did have trouble stopping Phil Mafah in the running game. Mafah rushed for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns against a Notre Dame defense that had been excellent coming into this game.
Notre Dame can still get to 10 wins this season if it wins its final two regular season contests and its bowl game. The Fighting Irish will be idle in Week 11 before finishing the year with games against Wake Forest and Stanford.
Here’s the full AP Top 25 after Week 10:
3 Ohio State
4 Florida State
9 Penn State
10 Ole Miss
12 Oregon State
15 Oklahoma State
21 James Madison
22 Notre Dame
24 North Carolina
Others receiving votes:
Fresno St. 73, Kansas St. 73, Southern Cal 46, Air Force 26, Toledo 25, UCLA 11, Iowa 6, SMU 5, Duke 4, West Virginia 3, Texas A&M 1, NC State 1, Clemson 1.