The Notre Dame football team should be one of the best in the country this upcoming season, but where do they land in ESPN’s latest FPI ranking.
Now that we have officially entered the month of July, there will be plenty of talk about the 2022 Notre Dame football team. From strengths to weaknesses, and everything in between, this is a team that many feels will be one of the best in the country this season.
New head coach Marcus Freeman has been the talk of college football, as he was promoted to the lead role on an interim basis after Brian Kelly bolted for LSU. Since then, he has taken Notre Dame football to another level in terms of recruiting and has built one of the elite coaching staffs in the country.
All of this should lead to continued success for the Irish, who lost only one regular-season game last year, and barely missed out on the College Football Playoff. There are question marks this season, including who will play quarterback, but looking across the college football landscape, they are one of the better teams out there.
Notre Dame football ranked at No. 5 overall
According to the latest ESPN FPI ranking, the Notre Dame football team is the No. 5 team in the country. This is based on a team’s true strength on net points scale; expected point margin vs average opponent on a neutral field according to the website.
The top 4 are the usual suspects, led by Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, and Clemson, teams that are always in the running for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
The Notre Dame football program is pulling away from the pack in terms of recruiting, this time landing an elite CB prospect in Christian Gray.
The good thing is, if the Irish can take care of business, they will certainly move up, as they take on No. 2 Ohio State in Week 1 of the college football season. Notre Dame football also will battle it out against No. 4 Clemson, so in terms of their ranking, they are right in the mix heading into summer camp.