Being number one has put a bulls eye on a lot of teams recently so, here’s hoping the Irish can stay on top.

Via Bleacher Report

It took two big upsets on the same night, but it looks like the stars are set to align for the nation’s lone bowl-eligible undefeated team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, to be No. 1 in the country. Yes, it’s been a long time coming, but folks, the Fighting Irish are back on top, and deservedly so.

The Irish grabbing the top spot in the BCS standings is a testament to the 2012 football team and, on a larger scale, to their defense. The frou-frou offenses that were in such high demand, being fawned over all season, have fallen by the wayside, and what we have left is the hardened, scarred bodies and balled-up fists of the Fighting Irish.

Unlike Oregon, Notre Dame survived overtime against the Stanford Cardinal. Unlike Kansas State, Notre Dame triumphed after being tested by a sub-.500 squad. Unlike Kenjon Barner and Collin Klein, Notre Dame’s Heisman contender stood tallest when his team needed him the most.

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