The USC Trojans (6-1) began the season ranked No. 4 in the nation, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) were unranked and looking like a program in its rebuilding stage. But the wide gap between the two storied rivals has closed entering Week 8, with USC heading to Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday night at No. 11, while the Irish are not far behind at No. 13.