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Notre Dame Football: Irish Land At #11 in USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll

Five of ND’s 2018 opponents also made the top 25.

NCAA Football: Navy at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

USA Today Sports released the latest edition of the Amway Coaches Poll on Thursday morning. Notre Dame came in at number 11, receiving 892 points.

USA Today’s Erick Smith had this to say about Notre Dame’s outlook for the year:

“With some key losses on the offensive line, the success of the Irish likely will fall to whether QB Brandon Wimbush can be more consistent throwing the ball. The defense will be better, but a tough schedule, starting with Michigan, will be difficult to manage without support from the offense.”

In the most recent edition of the poll (which was released back on May 20th of this year), the Irish were also ranked 11th.

Here’s what the rest of the top 25 looks like:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Ohio State
  4. Georgia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Washington
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Miami
  9. Penn State
  10. Auburn
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Michigan State
  13. Stanford
  14. Michigan
  15. USC
  16. TCU
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Florida State
  20. West Virginia
  21. Texas
  22. Boise State
  23. Central Florida
  24. LSU
  25. Oklahoma State

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish open the season on September 1st against #14 Michigan. #13 Stanford, #17 Virginia Tech, #19 Florida State, and #15 USC are also all on the schedule for the Irish this year.

The season officially can’t get here fast enough