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Notre Dame Football Friday Fire: Ranking 2022 Opponents by Hype Factor, Part 2

We return this week to ranking 2022 opponents for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by hype factor. A quick recap of the bottom six:

12. Syracuse Orange

11. UNLV Rebels

10. Navy Midshipmen

9. Marshall Thundering Herd

We’ve covered the cupcakes and the “meh” frequent opponents, and are now at the point where the teams start getting more interesting. Let’s dive in:

We’ve seen a lot of the Heels over the past few years, and the relative ease with which the Irish dispatched some wildly over-hyped UNC teams in 2020 and 2021 definitely takes some of the shine off this one.