Notre Dame climbs in AP, Amway Coaches polls
The loss of starting quarterback Malik Zaire didn't hurt Notre Dame's standing in national polls.
At least, not yet.
A day after Zaire fractured his ankle, then sophomore DeShone Kizer replaced him and threw a game-winning 39-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller to lift the Irish over Virginia on the road, Notre Dame (2-0) climbed one spot in both the AP Poll and Amway Coaches Poll.
Brian Kelly's team landed at No. 8 in the AP Poll, while it checked in at No. 10 in the coaches poll. The team the Irish hosts on Saturday, Georgia Tech (2-0), was ranked 14th in the AP Poll and 16th in the coaches poll.
Kizer will make the first start of his collegiate career on Saturday.