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Where ND's opponents stack up

ESPN.com's college football bloggers made early 2012 power rankings this week. Here's how Notre Dame's opponents stack up amongst their conference brethren heading into next season:

  • Purdue: No. 8 Big Ten

  • Michigan State: No. 1 Big Ten

  • Michigan: No. 2 Big Ten

  • Miami: No. 10 ACC

  • Stanford: No. 4 Pac-12

  • Oklahoma: No. 1 Big 12

  • Pitt: No. 6 Big East

  • Boston College: No. 9 ACC

  • Wake Forest: No. 7 ACC

  • USC: No. 1 Pac-12