Coming in at No. 26 in the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll, the Huskers just missed out on cracking the top 25.
Entering the 2019 season, Utah State is picked to finish second in the Mountain West, according to the conference's preseason poll, while five Aggies were named to the league's preseason team.
As far as Michigan and Michigan State go, the Wolverines will begin the season ranked No. 7, while the Spartans come in at No. 20.
Oklahoma is a preseason top 10 team for the fourth consecutive season. The Tide was No. 1 in the coaches poll every week last season before Clemson won the national title game in January.
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The University of Central Florida was the only Group of Five school represented in the coaches poll.
In Week 0, the Miami Hurricanes will take on the Florida Gators and the Arizona Wildcats will battle the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
The Pac-12 South's USC, UCLA and Arizona State also received votes in the poll. Clemson and Alabama have alternated winning the last four championships.
Stanford (No. 23) is the only other Notre Dame opponent to crack the preseason Top 25. But this year marks the first time it's the Tigers and not 'Bama at No. 1. Nebraska received the most votes of teams not making the top 25.