Notre Dame did enough in its 17-14 home win over BYU (4-4) on Saturday to stand pat in the polls.
The Irish (7-0) remained ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today coaches poll Sunday. It is the first time the Irish have been fifth in both polls for consecutive weeks since Sept 3 and 10, 2006.
Notre Dame remained at No. 5 in the BCS standings, when they were released Sunday night. Oklahoma was No. 8 in the standings.
And while the Irish's showdown Saturday at No. 8 Oklahoma (5-1), which has attracted ESPN's "College GameDay" crew to the site of a Notre Dame game the second time this season, will go a long way in moving Notre Dame up or down the BCS standings and polls, coach Brian Kelly said he isn't concerned about where Notre Dame ranks right now.
"I know it is good for our fans, and we like to see it," Kelly said during his Sunday teleconference about the BCS and polls. "We'd rather be part of the conversation than not.
"As it relates to my day-to-day operation with my football team and preparing them, it has no significance in terms of what we do. I understand the big picture of it, our players do. It is great for our university, but it is not going to change the way we prepare and how we go to work each and every day."