The 2018 season didn’t come to a close like anyone associated with the Notre Dame football team had hoped. After finishing 12-0 and making its way into the College Football Playoffs, the Fighting Irish suffered a tough defeat to Clemson, which went on to win the National Championship.
There were plenty of highs and lows this year, but there is a definite excitement surrounding the direction of this football program. in the end, regardless of how the final scores looked, Notre Dame took on some terrific teams this year and some outstanding players and only lost one game.
Speaking of those players, Pro Football Focus put together a list of the Top 101 players from the 2018 season and not only did Notre Dame have a few players on that list, but the Fighting Irish faced many of the top players in all of college football this year.