As per my predictions, pretty much dead on to this point. See my post #2, especially the third sentence on the Stanford game, and BYU - dead on:
"IMO, ND will lose it's first game against Stanford. They have a pretty good replacement for Luck. That game is still in Indiana, where Notre Lame gets favorable home cooking from the refs, so if the Domers do get bye Stanford, they will lose against Oklahoma (FINALLY, a on the road game ). And last but not least, there's USC to be played in SoCal. USC is not looking stellar right now, but by seasons end, I expect them to be clicking and will kick some Irish butt.
If the BYU-ND game was in the thin air of Utah, I'd say BYU wins...but it's not. But I expect that game to be close...I think BYU is a better team than most East Coast folks give them credit.
There's absolutley no way the ND is a top ten team. That will be born out in October. I predict they will end the season ranked somewhere between 15-20, which, IMO, where they should be ranked."
Oh, and Stanford didn't lose, they got robbed by home cookin' in SB, Indiana (as I said they would). The video does not lie...nor does Mike Pereira, former NFL vice president of officiating and current rules analyst at Fox Sports:
I stand by everything I said. Yes, have fun on Saturday. Now that the Lamers are finally playing out of SB, against a quality team, we'll see how they do? If they win on Saturday, I will become a believer.
However, if they lose, then I will simply say, "They are who we thought they are".