The Notre Dame women’s basketball team checked in at No. 7 in the preseason USA Today coaches poll.
The Irish went 35-2 last season and reached the Final Four for a third year in a row.
Notre Dame lost star guard Skylar Diggins to graduation, but the team returns starters Kayla McBride, Natalie Achonwa, Jewell Lloyd and Ariel Braker from last season.
Connecticut is ranked No. 1, receiving 31 first-place votes.