UMass received the fewest total points (23) among all 13 MAC teams in the preseason media poll.
UNH fired Brian McCloskey after he physically reprimanded a player during a Nov. 30 loss to Ohio State.
Coming off a 7-6 season, BC coach Steve Addazio said his team’s preseason snub “doesn’t sit well with me.”
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher embraces the chance to repeat in college football’s new format.
“I don’t think it has to weaken the NCAA,’’ Swofford said of the restructured model that would give autonomy to the Power 5 conference schools.
The 2015 contest will be a Notre Dame “home” game, and BC will likely only have about 5,000 tickets to disperse to its fan base.