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Notre Dame enters top-5 in power rankings

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish is right where they hoped to be at this point in the season. Despite injuries and a difficult schedule, Notre Dame is sitting on the bubble of a College Football Playoff berth after its 42-30 win over Pittsburgh.

The Irish have been the most resilient team in college this season after numerous injuries plagued its start to the schedule.

With it making light work of a strong Pittsburgh squad, the Fighting Irish catapulted itself into ESPN’s top-5 of the its power rankings.

DeShone Kizer threw a career-high five touchdown passes. Wideout Will Fuller caught three of Kizer’s scoring passes and tallied 157 receiving yards.

Notre Dame finished with 435 total yards even with C.J. Prosise sitting out the final 45 minutes after slamming into the ground.

The Irish face Wake Forest next weekend at home.