Notre Dame and Alabama, two pillars of college football tradition, woke up Sunday on top of the college football world.
Weekend upsets of Kansas State and Oregon, the Bowl Championship Series' Nos. 1 and 2 teams, respectively, pushed Notre Dame to No. 1 in the major polls. The undefeated Irish are also expected to be No. 1 when the latest BCS standings are released Sunday evening.
Notre Dame is No. 1 in the AP poll followed by Alabama. Georgia is third, followed by Ohio State, Oregon, Florida, Kansas State, Louisiana State, Texas A&M and Florida State.
Ohio State is ineligible for the BCS title because of NCAA sanctions but could be crowned AP champions. USC, ranked No. 1 in the preseason AP poll, fell out of the rankings after losing to UCLA, 38-28, on Saturday. The Bruins moved up two spots to No. 15.