Notre Dame drops to seventh in ESPN’s updated pre-season rankings… Falls behind Southern Cal

ESPN updated its college football rankings for the pre-season and dropped Notre Dame to seventh in the world rankings. The reason is that ESPN jumped Southern Cal from 12th to No. 4 in its rankings thanks to an offseason event in which it poached Trojans…sorry, recruiting a number of transfers from across the country.

ESPN is counting on USC head coach Lincoln Riley’s ability to take all of these players from all of these different teams together to form one cohesive team that will transform the Trojans from the 4-8 team they were a season ago to the College Football of the Caliber.