If Mike Brey and the Irish were looking for more motivation to prove doubters wrong about how successful they can be this year, they received it at Big East Media Day on Wednesday.
Despite 8 veteran players back, Notre Dame is picked to finish 9th in the loaded Big East Conference by the league coaches.
Georgetown and Louisville were picked to finish 1st.
Hoyas' big man, Roy Hibbert was the pre-season player of year selection.
The Irish were not represented on the All-Big East teams.