We'll surely be favored over Texas, at Virginia, and at home vs. Georgia Tech and UMass (ND's least-prestigious opponent since at least WWII, if not the Great Depression). If we start 4-0, as we should, we might well be favored at Clemson. We'll obviously be favored over Navy, and the USC line will depend on results through October 10.
We'll obviously be favored over Temple and Wake Forest. Whether we're favored at Pitt, vs. BC and at Stanford will depend on our record at the time.
However, all 12 games on the schedule will be eminently winnable with our talent. If Kelly can't get that roster to the playoff, it's hard to imagine him ever doing so with a team composed solely of his own recruits.