Thursday, October 30, 2008

Irish Nationally Recognized

The first pre-season poll came out today and is good news for the Irish and the other teams in the Big East.  The Irish are ranked 9th in the new ESPN/USA Today Preseason poll, the highest pre-season coaches poll ranking ever for Notre Dame.  The last two seasons Notre Dame was not recognized in preseason polls even though both seasons resulted in at-large NCAA bids.  This year however, is different.  With pretty much everyone returning the Irish are now a team to be reckoned with.  

Irish Previous Pre-season Rankings
Preseason Conference Rank: 12
Actual Rank: 4
Preseason National Rank: None
Actual Rank: 21

Preseason Conference Rank: 9
Actual Rank: 2
Preseason National Rank: None
Actual Rank: 14

Here is the full poll which includes 7 Big East teams.

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