"Preseason Predicted Regular Season Record: 7-5
For a while it’ll look like the Irish will be in for something special, and they’ll be just good enough at times to tease. But they’ll alternate big wins with losses, dropping a date to NC State after beating USC, and losing to Miami and Stanford in November. You are what your record is, but they’ll be better than 7-5.
– ND Preview | ND Won’t Win CFP, But You Knew That"