ND not in Schlabach's latest top 25

May, 18, 2012
Colleague Mark Schlabach's latest way-too-early preseason top 25 is out, and Notre Dame did not make the cut.

The Irish had been Nos. 23 and 24 in the first two early 2012 rankings, respectively.

Five of Notre Dame's 2012 opponents are in the top 25, including three in the top 10. All five are in the top 12.
  • No. 2 USC
  • No. 6 Oklahoma
  • No. 9 Michigan
  • No. 11 Michigan State
  • No. 12 Stanford

Our conference bloggers also released their latest conference power rankings. Here's how the Irish's upcoming opponents fared in those rankings:
  • Purdue (No. 7 Big Ten)
  • Michigan State (No. 1 Big Ten)
  • Michigan (No. 2 Big Ten)
  • Miami (No. 9 ACC)
  • Stanford (No. 3 Pac-12)
  • Oklahoma (No. 1 Big 12)
  • Pitt (No. 5 Big East)
  • Boston College (No. 11 ACC)
  • Wake Forest (No. 6 ACC)
  • USC (No. 1 Pac-12)

Matt Fortuna | email

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