It’s no surprise that Notre Dame dropped out of the top 25 AP Poll this week. After such disappointing numbers and proving that they are totally overrated, they lost their spot at number 22.
The Fighting Irish are 3 and 2 and they’ve only had success against non-ranked teams like Temple and Purdue. Before this past weekend, the only respectable opponent that they have faced this season was Michigan in Week 2, and even then, they lost to the Wolverines.
So, what makes this notable team so overrated this season? Let’s start with the obvious. They have serious quarterback issues. Former quarterback Everett Golson was kicked out of school for an “academic impropriety” so they called in senior quarterback Tommy Rees.
Against Oklahoma on Saturday, Rees completed just 9 of 24 passing attempts and threw 3 interceptions that ended up sealing the losing fate of his team. Rees lacks mobility and for that reason, his offense has really suffered.
It seems that if Golson hadn’t been expelled from school, he could be holding his team together, just like last year when he led the Irish to an undefeated season. But, even with Golson, this year’s defense is struggling too.
They may have battled with Alabama last year in the BCS National Championship, but this year things are not looking up. If Notre Dame wants to get back into the Top 25, they’re going to need a lot more than the luck of the Irish.