The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ranked No. 5 in the SB Nation BlogPoll for the second week in a row. Notre Dame did not move up or down in the rankings after coming from behind to defeat the BYU Cougars, 17-14, on Oct. 20 and improving to 7-0 on the season.
The ballot breakdown for the Irish shows that they received one first-place vote, down from four first-place votes last week. Most bloggers ranked Notre Dame fifth on their ballots, but they were ranked as low as 13th by one blogger.
Notre Dame has a chance to impress the voters on Saturday when they travel to Norman, Okla., to take on the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners.
The Northern Illinois Huskies moved a bit closer to the top 25, coming in at 30th overall after defeating the Akron Zips. Northwestern still received a few votes after falling to Nebraska by one point; Illinois received no votes in the BlogPoll.