ESPN has released their ESPN.com’s Power Rankings for the preseason. ESPN is agreeing, as expected, to the hype surrounding this football team. They have Notre Dame listed as number 15 on their chart.
How did our opponents fair? Notre Dame’s opponents will provide them with a challenge this year. As they did last year. teams received votes to be ranked in the top 25, and 3 are ranked in the top 25. Standford is ranked 7th, Michigan State is ranked 17th, and USC is ranked 25th. Michigan, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Maryland, and Air Force received votes to be put in the top 25, but weren’t placed in it.
Is 15 a good spot for Notre Dame? I think yes and no. Yes becuase they are expecting to perform like a BCS team this year. I believe they should finish higher then 15th this year. However, no because they didn’t have a record last year to prove this. 8-5 isn’t that strong (granted they finished well). But; overall, there were some issues with this team.
Notre Dame nation sure believes there is a BCS Bowl coming in the near future. ESPN has put Notre Dame’s expectations to the national level, ranking them 15th overall. Do you think 15 is a good spot for Notre Dame? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!