The No. 1 sign is lit on the Notre Dame campus, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. A tradition linked to Notre Dame becoming the No. 1 football team in the country is the lighting of the sign atop of a former student dormitory on the campus. Notre Dame was last ranked No. 1 in 1993. The NCAA college football team, ranked No. 1 in both polls and by the computer ratings, needs only to beat slumping rival Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Los Angeles to earn its first trip to the BCS title game. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

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The No. 1 sign is lit on the Notre Dame campus, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. A tradition linked to Notre Dame becoming the No. 1 football team in the country is the lighting of the sign atop of a former student dormitory on the campus. Notre Dame was last ranked No. 1 in 1993. The NCAA college football team, ranked No. 1 in both polls and by the computer ratings, needs only to beat slumping rival Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Los Angeles to earn its first trip to the BCS title game.  (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
The No. 1 sign is lit on the Notre Dame campus, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in South Bend, Ind. A tradition linked to Notre Dame becoming the No. 1 football team in the country is the lighting of the sign atop of a former student dormitory on the campus. Notre Dame was last ranked No. 1 in 1993. The NCAA college football team, ranked No. 1 in both polls and by the computer ratings, needs only to beat slumping rival Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Los Angeles to earn its first trip to the BCS title game. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
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