The preseason rankings continue to roll, and Notre Dame continues to find itself near the top of the rankings. Sports Illustrated released their preseason Top 25 and the Fighting Irish were ranked No. 6.

Sports Illustrated has the Irish ranked high, but writer Pat Forde expressed questions about the Irish heading into the first year of the Marcus Freeman era.

“Is that too high for a team with a new coach and a new starting quarterback? Maybe. But everyone behind the front three has question marks. The proven products on the Fighting Irish’s roster include some major talent: end closely Michael Mayercenter Jarrett Pattersondefensive end Isaiah Foskeymiddle defender JD Bertrand and Northwest Transfer security Brandon Joseph. Receiver Avery Davis’ season-ending injury in preseason camp removes a big-play threat.” – Forde

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