Notre Dame made ESPN’s way-too-early top-25 rankings for next season, which was released late Monday night after the national title game.

Notre Dame landed at No. 10 on the list after going 10-3 during the 2023 campaign. The Fighting Irish are set to return several key pieces and have been aggressive in adding talent via the transfer portal as well.

Arguably Notre Dame’s biggest addition of the offseason so far has been former Duke quarterback Riley Leonard. The former Blue Devil is expected to step in as Notre Dame’s replacement at QB in 2024.

Here’s some analysis on Notre Dame’s transfer additions outside of Leonard from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach:

The Irish landed Kris Mitchell (Florida International) and Beaux Collins (Clemson) to shore up what was an underwhelming receiver corps. Mitchell led Conference USA in receiving yards last season, while Collins had 510 receiving yards and three touchdowns with the Tigers. Finding replacements for both starting offensive tackles and Estime (1,341 rushing yards with 18 touchdowns) will be priorities in the spring. The good news: Several defensive starters, including tackles Howard Cross III and Rylie Mills, linebacker Jack Kiser and safety Xavier Watts, announced they’re coming back.

Notre Dame figures to have an experienced defense once again next season and should be more potent offensively with the changes it has made in the wide receiver room.

Notre Dame does play a tough schedule next season that features programs such as Florida State, USC, Texas A&M and Louisville, amongst others.