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Irish ranked 11th in preseason Coaches Poll

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ranked 11th in the USA Today preseason Coaches Poll.

The poll was released Thursday.

The Alabama Crimson Tide, who beat the Irish in last season's BCS National Championship game, were the overwhelming No. 1 with 58 of 62 first-place votes. Ohio State was No. 2, Oregon was No. 3.

Four Irish opponents were ranked in the Top 25:

4. Stanford
16. Oklahoma
17. Michigan
24. USC

The Irish will start training camp Monday at the Shiloh Park Retreat and Conference Center in Marion.

The Irish start the season against Temple on August 31.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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