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How Notre Dame’s 2021 Opponents Fared in Week 8 of College Football

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Cincy escapes Navy; Virginia outlasts Ga. Tech

Georgia Tech v Virginia Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images

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

NOTRE DAME

Result: Beat USC, 31-16

Current record: 6-1

Pro Football Focus season rank: 34th (out of 130 FBS teams) (up 7 spots)

SP+ ranking: 14th (no change)

FLORIDA STATE

Result: Beat UMass, 59-3

Current record: 3-4

PFF team rank: 56th (up 37 spots)

SP+ ranking: 32nd (up 18 spots)

TOLEDO

Result: Beat Western Michigan, 34-15

Current record: 4-4

PFF team rank: 64th (down 8 spots)

SP+ ranking: 83rd (down 11 spots)

PURDUE

Result: Lost, 30-13, to Wisconsin

Current record: 4-3

PFF team rank: 78th (down 9 spots)

SP+ ranking: 40th (down 2 spots)

WISCONSIN

Result: Beat Purdue, 30-13

Current record: 4-3

PFF team rank: 17th (up 4 spots)

SP+ ranking: 6th (up 1 spot)

CINCINNATI

Result: Beat Navy, 27-20

Current record: 7-0

PFF team rank: 8th (up 1 spot)

SP+ ranking: 13th (down 3 spots)

VIRGINIA TECH

Result: Lost, 41-36, to Syracuse

Current record: 3-4

PFF team rank: 83rd (down 3 spots)

SP+ ranking: 43rd (up 9 spots)

USC

Result: Lost, 31-16, to Notre Dame

Current record: 3-4

PFF team rank: 38th (down 4 spots)

SP+ ranking: 46th (down 4 spots)

NORTH CAROLINA

Result: Did not play.

Current record: 4-3

PFF team rank: 55th (up 4 spots)

SP+ ranking: 16th (up 1 spots)

NAVY

Result: Lost to Cincinnati, 27-20

Current record: 1-6

PFF team rank: 120th (up 5 spots)

SP+ ranking: 116th (down 6 spots)

VIRGINIA

Result: Beat Georgia Tech, 48-40

Current record: 6-2

PFF team rank: 43rd (up 14 spots)

SP+ ranking: 27th (up 4 spots)

GEORGIA TECH

Result: Lost to Virginia, 48-40

Current record: 3-4

PFF team rank: 88th (down 9 spots)

SP+ ranking: 50th (up 1 spot)

STANFORD

Result: Did not play.

Current record: 3-4

PFF team rank: 106th (down 7 spots)

SP+ ranking: 89th (up 2 spots)