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BAMAPHIN 22
10-17-2005, 08:54 AM
Notre Dame's loss to Southern California didn't hurt the Fighting Irish in The Associated Press Top 25. Nor did the Trojans take a hit from voters for needing a dramatic comeback to win their 28th straight game.

The Irish lost some points but remained No. 9 in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, a day after losing 34-31 to USC in a game that will go down as one of the best in the history of the storied rivalry.

The Trojans needed Matt Leinart's 1-yard TD sneak with 3 second left to finally subdue the kelly green-clad Irish in South Bend, Ind. But USC wasn't punished for the close victory. The Trojans received 57 first-place votes in the media poll, one fewer than last week. USC has been No. 1 for a record 26 straight polls.

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Dolphin1184
10-17-2005, 11:40 AM
They barely lost to the #1 team in america. I don't blame them.

Motion
10-17-2005, 12:07 PM
Personally I think they should have moved up. There are quite a few teams in front of them they could easily beat.

Philter25
10-17-2005, 01:18 PM
They shouldnt move up after a loss. And after that game, they shouldnt fall. The polls got it right in keeping them at #9.

Fairygad_muder
10-17-2005, 02:52 PM
they barely loss?? a loss is a loss ! they should have fell out of top ten, they have two losses already .

rebel4life
10-17-2005, 03:12 PM
they barely loss?? a loss is a loss ! they should have fell out of top ten, they have two losses already .

when u loss to the number won team by a few points you deserve to be in the top ten

Talos
10-17-2005, 03:18 PM
when u loss to the number won team by a few points you deserve to be in the top ten

By that logic Stanford was a top 10 team last year. I agree that ND deserves to be where they are at, but keeping the score close to USC doesn't automatically make you a top 10 team.