Ireland will head to the world cup in Japan as the world's top ranked side after a 19-10 win over Wales.
The elevation was irrelevant however, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said.
"I didn't realise that we were until I did an interview after the game, that's how far away from our thoughts it has been. It's a label, it's a nice label to get but that label is not going to be relevant for anyone," he said.
"We all know who the favourites are for the rugby World Cup and it's not us."