Notre Dame used a 28-24 win over No. 9 Michigan to strengthen its hold on the No. 1 spot in the Scripps Howard weekly poll. The Irish received 21 first-place votes and 693 of a possible 720 poll points from a panel of 36 football writers.

The top three spots remained unchanged. Florida State and Auburn follow the Irish with 660 and 592 points, respectively. FSU garnered seven first-place votes, while the Tigers netted one top billing.Brigham Young used four first-place votes to improve to No. 4, replacing Michigan. Southern Cal rounds out the top five after handing Penn State its second-straight loss.

Newcomers this week to the Top 20 are Arizona and Florida. Dropping out of sight were Pittsburgh and Clemson.

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Scripps Howard Poll

Team Record

1. Notre Dame 1-0-0

2. Florida State 2-0-0

3. Auburn 2-0-0

4. Brigham Young 3-0-0

5. Southern Cal 2-0-0

6. Tennessee 3-0-1

7. Virginia 3-0-0

8. Michigan 0-1-0

9. Oklahoma 2-0-0

10. Miami 1-1-0