Notre Dame sits at No. 11 in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll released Thursday. The Irish received 872 votes.
Four of Notre Dame’s opponents are in the rankings. Notre Dame has a road game at No. 17 Michigan on Sept. 7 and a home game against No. 16 Oklahoma on Sept. 28.
No. 24 USC visits Notre Dame on Oct. 19. Notre Dame closes the regular season at No. 4 Stanford on Nov. 30.
Three opponents — Michigan State, Arizona State and BYU — are in the “others receiving votes” category.
Notre Dame opens the season Aug. 31 against Temple.