Another day, another preseason poll, but this is one is significantly different than what USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll or the AP had. On3, a newly created college sports and recruiting website recently released their preseason rankings of every team in the country.
What one might expect to see is that Notre Dame would be ranked in the lower portion of the top 10, not completely outside of it. Mike Huguenin ranked the Irish 13th overall, citing the offense as their main concern. “The Irish are going to miss Ian Book and the offensive line is undergoing almost a complete makeover,” explained Huguenin.
From 1 (gee, I wonder who it is?) to 130 (New Mexico State), the On3 preseason 1-130 rankings. https://t.co/wurxP1QfVk
— On3 (@On3sports) August 25, 2021
Honestly, preseason polls don’t matter much. Every year there is turnover on collegiate teams and its an educated guess as to who will be good. It would have been nice to see Notre Dame getting ranked higher than 13th, but like every other season, the Irish will have to prove their worth on the field and not in a preseason guess.