With National Signing Day behind us and spring football right down the road, many of us will probably start getting fixated on preseason rankings and projections. For better or for worse, there is no stopping this type of thing — even if we are still over 6 months away from actual college football.
Fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are no different from other fans across the country in their pursuit of projections for next season. One of the more interesting and popular sets of projections is SBN's own Bill Connelly's S&P+ Projections.
I'm not a huge advanced stats guy, but I do appreciate what they bring to the conversation, and in many (many) ways, they do a better job than human beings.
Bill's early projection for Notre Dame's 2018 is that the Irish are ranked #7.
You can check out HIS ENTIRE SET OF PROJECTIONS HERE.
As far as Irish opponents are concerned, they look like this: