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Notre Dame ranked No. 22 in preseason basketball poll

Notre Dame will open the basketball season as a ranked team.

The Irish were ranked No. 22 in the preseason USA Today coaches poll, which was released Thursday.

Notre Dame went 25-10 and was eliminated in its first game in the NCAA tournament by Iowa State last year.

Notre Dame made the switch from the Big East to the ACC this year, and the Irish were picked to finish fifth in their new conference by the media at Wednesday's conference media day.

Other ACC teams ranked in the preseason poll are Duke at No. 4, Syracuse at No. 7, North Carolina at No. 11 and Virginia at No. 25.

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