Notre Dame picked 11th in Preseason Amway Coaches Poll

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame was ranked 11th in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll, which was released on Thursday.

The Irish received 883 points in the poll, which will be updated weekly throughout the regular season by a panel of head coaches at FBS schools. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is one of the voters.

Four of Notre Dame's 2015 opponents also appeared in the top 25: USC (10), Clemson (12), Georgia Tech (17) and Stanford (21). Ohio State, the reigning national champion, was the clear No. 1 team, receiving 62 first place votes.

Notre Dame, which finished 8-5 in 2014, opens its season by hosting Texas on Sept. 5.

Check out the entire top 25 below.

1. Ohio State

2. TCU

3. Alabama

4. Baylor

5. Oregon

6. Michigan State

7. Auburn

8. Florida State

9. Georgia

10. USC

11. Notre Dame

12. Clemson

13. LSU

14. UCLA

15. Ole Miss

16. Arizona State

17. Georgia Tech

18. Wisconsin

19. Oklahoma

20. Arkansas

21. Stanford

22. Arizona

23. Missouri

24. Boise State

25. Tennessee

Notre Dame's Malik Zaire celebrates a touchdown during the Notre Dame-USC football game Saturday at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)