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The '02 D was the program's best of the decade

The 12th-ranked team in our Top 15 countdown – the 2002 Fighting Irish.

From 1980 through 2009, Notre Dame completed 30 football seasons. Each week this summer, IrishEyes will profile and rank the top 15 teams of that span, counting down to our No. 1 overall Irish squad to be highlighted during the final week of August training camp. Today, IrishEyes continues the countdown with our No. 12 ranked squad – the 2002 Fighting Irish (10-3). 2002 – By the Numbers... Recommended Stories