The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0) remained among the ten top college football teams ranked in the latest SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25. After jumping up to ninth in the rankings last week following a win over Michigan, the Irish held on to the spot through their bye week. They also garnered one first place vote among the college football bloggers voting in the poll.
The Northwestern Wildcats (5-0) jumped up two spots to No. 20 in the poll after hanging on to beat Indiana, 44-29, to remain unbeaten on the season. The Wildcats hit the road for their next two Big Ten games, which is never an easy chore, but their games at Penn State and Minnesota are certainly winnable. If Northwestern can focus on those road games, they will set up a huge Legends Division clash at home against No. 22 Nebraska on Oct. 20th.
Northwestern and Nebraska are two of just three teams representing the Big Ten in the BlogPoll, with undefeated Ohio State jumping up two spots to No. 12. Of course, with the Buckeyes on probation, only the rankings and regular season wins will be used to measure the success of Urban Meyer's first season in Columbus.