Notre Dame took a small step up the polls today after Saturday night’s 30-13 win at Oklahoma.
CBSsports.com analyst Jerry Palm is projecting Notre Dame to be at No. 3 in the BCS when it is released tonight behind Alabama and Kansas State.
The Irish’s No. 4 spot in the AP and coaches polls is the highest they have been since reaching No. 3 in 2006. Notre Dame is behind Alabama, Oregon and Kansas State in both polls.
Notre Dame is 8-0 for the first time since 2002 when it notched its eighth win of the season with a victory at Florida State. But that team went on to loss to Boston College the next week and dropped three of its last five games to finish 10-3.