After this weekend’s 33-7 win over Washington, the Irish sit at 5-2 and just outside the Top 25. In a normal year, it would seem like a forgone conclusion that the Irish would be ranked with such a record. In a normal year, the Irish wouldn’t be coming off a 3-9 season though either.
Does a win this weekend put the Irish back in the top 25 for the first time since the end of the 2006 season though? Pitt comes into town with a 5-2 record of their own, but lost in rather unimpressive fashion to a pretty bad Rutgers team. Would a win over Pitt this weekend put the Irish in the top 25?
What’s really ironic to think about is that in Charlie Weis’s first season in 2005, Notre Dame was ranked in the top 10 with a 4-2 record after the loss to USC.
What are your thoughts?