SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 21: Brandon Wimbush #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter of a game against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium on October 21, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame won 49-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Amway Coaches Poll Week 9: Notre Dame surges up the rankings

An incredible turnaround from 4-8 last year.

This has been quite the incredible turnaround.

After going 4-8 last season, Notre Dame is now up into the Top 10 of the rankings following a 49-14 blowout of USC on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish are now 6-1 on the season, and are starting to make waves in the national media, as some are talking up Notre Dame's chances at making the College Football Playoff.

After the loss to Notre Dame, USC has fallen to 21 in the rankings. The full Coaches Poll for Week 9 is below.

1. Alabama (64)
2. Penn State
3. Georgia
4. TCU
5. Wisconsin
6. Ohio State
7. Clemson
8. Miami
9. Oklahoma
10. Notre Dame
11. Washington
12. Oklahoma State
13. Virginia Tech
14. South Florida
15. N.C. State
16. Washington State
17. Central Florida
18. Michigan State
19. Auburn
20. Stanford
21. USC
22. West Virginia
23. LSU
24. Texas A&M
25. Michigan