This week, Notre Dame's appeal of a 2016 NCAA ruling to vacate 21 Irish wins in 2012 and 2013 as the result of academic misconduct that allowed ineligible players to play during those two seasons was denied by the NCAA. Much like Ohio State in 2010, the Irish's 2012 record is now 0–1, the sole mark in that year’s win-loss column a 42–14 beatdown at the hands of Alabama in the national title game.
The vacated wins join Manti Te'o's girlfriend among the ranks of "things that never happened in 2012" and drop the Irish from 2nd on the all time wins list to seventh with 885. Michigan is first with 943, Yale is a distant second with 902, Ohio State and Texas are tied for third with 898, Nebraska is fifth with 893, and Alabama sixth with 891.
As an interesting sidenote, Ohio State's 900th win should come at home in week 2 against Rutgers, which, as we all know, played Princeton in the very first college football game.