Notre Dame is ranked 20th in the final Associated Press College Football Poll.
The Irish, which defeated Rutgers 29-16 in the Pinstripe Bowl on December 28th, moved up five spots from the final poll of the regular season.
Notre Dame finished the 2013 season with a 9-4 record.
The Irish were 3-2 against Top 25 opponents, including a win over Michigan State--which finished ranked 3rd overall behind national champion Florida State and runner up Auburn.
Oklahoma was 6th and Stanford 11th in the final poll. USC finished a spot ahead of the Irish at 19th with Arizona State a spot behind Notre Dame at #21.