Well my general approach is that you should root for the teams that beat you to keep advancing. If they lose right away like Notre Dame just did, that only further substantiates that we sucked. On the other hand, if the team that beat you advances to the FF, or wins the championship, etc., then you can say, "Well, it took the eventual natinal champ to eliminate us." Same for other sports - e.g. in football, if we lose to MSU or OSU, do you then want to see them lose their bowl game by 3 TDs? No, we look better if they go to a bowl game and beat a good team.