With a schedule ranked as the eighth-hardest in the nation, Notre Dame will face some of the premier players in college football during the 2014 season. The difficult slate includes a trip to defending national champion Florida State, the Irish's first regular-season game against the reigning title winner since the "Bush Push" game against USC in 2005.
Notre Dame will also face the previous year's Heisman Trophy winner for the first time since that October Saturday nine years ago. Jameis Winston is just one of multiple Seminoles, by far the most talented team on the Notre Dame schedule this year, to make this list.
Which Irish opponents cracked the Top 10? Let's dive in.