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How Notre Dame’s 2021 Opponents Fared in Week 6 of College Football

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Here’s how Notre Dame’s 2021 opponents fared in week six of the college football season.

NOTRE DAME

RESULT: Beat Virginia Tech, 32-29

Current record: 5-1

Pro Football Focus season rank: 43rd (out of 130 FBS teams) (down 6 spots)

SP+ ranking: 17th (up 3 spots)

FLORIDA STATE

Result: Beat UNC, 35-25

Current record: 2-4

PFF team rank: 91st (up 8 spots)

SP+ ranking: 55th (up 8 spots)

TOLEDO

Result: Lost, 22-20, to Northern Illinois

Current record: 3-3

PFF team rank: 50th (no change)

SP+ ranking: 70th (up 7 spots)

PURDUE

Result: Did not play.

Current record: 3-2

PFF team rank: 81st (down 2 spots)

SP+ ranking: 47th (up 7 spots)

WISCONSIN

Result: Beat Illinois, 24-0

Current record: 2-3

PFF team rank: 29th (up 28 spots)

SP+ ranking: 7th (up 3 spots)

CINCINNATI

Result: Beat Temple, 52-3

Current record: 5-0

PFF team rank: 10th (up 8 spots)

SP+ ranking: 13th (down 2 spots)

VIRGINIA TECH

Result: Lost, 32-29, to Notre Dame

Current record: 3-2

PFF team rank: 75th (down 14 spots)

SP+ ranking: 49th (down 16 spots)

USC

Result: Lost to Utah, 42-26

Current record: 3-3

PFF team rank: 33rd (up 1 spot)

SP+ ranking: 50th (down 16 spots)

NORTH CAROLINA

Result: Lost, 35-25, to Florida State

Current record: 3-3

PFF team rank: 48th (no change)

SP+ ranking: 21st (down 12 spots)

NAVY

Result: Lost to SMU, 31-24

Current record: 1-4

PFF team rank: 122nd (up 4 spots)

SP+ ranking: 102nd (up 5 spots)

VIRGINIA

Result: Beat Louisville, 34-33

Current record: 4-2

PFF team rank: 65th (no change)

SP+ ranking: 45th (up 2 spots)

GEORGIA TECH

Result: Beat Duke, 31-27

Current record: 3-3

PFF team rank: 78th (down 10 spots)

SP+ ranking: 57th (up 1 spot)

STANFORD

Result: Lost to Arizona State, 28-10

Current record: 3-3

PFF team rank: 101st (down 8 spots)

SP+ ranking: 89th (down 4 spots)