On an eventful Thursday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish not only learned their schedule, they also have a ranking. The Coaches Poll was released and the Irish come in at #10.
I don’t think you’ll find many complaints from Irish fans here, and given the dramatic drop in out of conference games around the country, there could be massive movement week to week.
Notre Dame has only two opponents ranked inside of the Top 25 — the Clemson Tigers #1 and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Clemson was already on Notre Dame’s schedule for 2020, but because of the conference only format across the country — Notre Dame won’t be playing #12 Wisconsin Badgers and #17 USC Trojans.
With all the imperfections polls hold (especially the Coaches Poll) let me just say... It is what it is. The 2020 season is starting to come together, or at least the appearance of one.