Notre Dame ranked No. 9 in preseason Amway Coaches Poll

The Notre Dame football team is ranked No. 9 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll.

The rankings were released Thursday.

Several Irish opponents also made the top 25:
3. Georgia
7. Michigan
23. Stanford

The following Irish opponents didn't make the top 25, but they were among teams that received votes: Virginia Tech, USC, Virginia, Duke and Boston College.

Clemson took the top spot in the preseason poll, and Alabama is No. 2.

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Notre Dame begins their season on Labor Day (Sept. 2) at Louisville.