Why would they not be able to host a "major" team? Plenty of mid-majors, both good and not-so-good ones, host teams from power conferences. For example, East Tennessee State (not so good) hosted Tennessee.
Today they looked better, but they're still making a lot of mistakes that really good teams can take advantage of. Notre Dame isn't that team, yet.
The erratic results of this season so far, if nothing else, have shown us that no one is safe or immune to off nights.
Well by all means, with a title like Quinnipiac rugby coach and a twitter following of a couple thousand, who could possibly dispute her?
And here's a scoop: This person is no "outsider" or "non-combatant." She's connected to the luminary of objective journalism herself, Maria Cornelius.
Massey is notoriously unreliable this early in the season because it uses last year's final rankings as a starting point. I'm not sure at what point that ceases to be the case, but Massey isn't even worth looking at for the first month or so.