ESPN The Magazine presents the only preseason poll that matters, the anonymous player poll that answers many of college football's biggest questions. Here, The Mag picks the brains of the C-USA, MAC, MWC, Sun Belt and WAC.
Dan LeFevour has surprised as the quarterback at Central Michigan. Check out his story and the rest of the non-BCS and independents notes.
From East Carolina's surprising season to Central Michigan's big game, the non-BCS and independents are covered here.
From Ohio turning its season around to Notre Dame extending its streak, the non-BCS and independents are covered here.
From Tulsa's defense hearing the alarm to Notre Dame's Victor Abiamiri to Wyoming shaking up the MWC, the non-BCS and independents are covered here.
Adam Rittenberg takes a look at the best and worst of the I-A Independents, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and C-USA so far.
Michigan State has beaten Notre Dame in seven of their last nine meetings. But the Spartans might just be the perfect opponent for a struggling Irish squad.
Vince Young and Matt Leinart won't be back in 2006, but Todd McShay writes that there are plenty of other quarterbacks ready to shine.
Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.
The WAC has a long way to go -- to strengthen both its bottom-dwellers and Boise State's non-conference schedule.
WAC commissioner Karl Benson has been negotiating to get Boise State in the Liberty Bowl.
Tulsa's Ashlan Davis became the first player in NCAA history to return kickoffs for touchdowns in four straight games.
Boise State's defense has not gotten the pub they deserve, because the offense is always so dominant.
Hawaii's Timmy Chang has supplanted Ty Detmer as the most prolific passer in NCAA history.
Mike Price is paying big dividends at UTEP, where the Miners are the surprise team of college football.
From Boise State to Fresno State to UTEP, surprising results have been common in the WAC.