The BCS computer rankings haven't been kind to Hawaii, but a tough closing stretch should give the Warriors a boost. That's just one of the topics covered in the non-BCS notebook.
From Notre Dame's struggles to establish a running game to Northern Illinois' injury woes, the non-automatic BCS conferences 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.
Colorado State's veteran defensive line is among the toughest in the Mountain West -- and the country, writes Adam Rittenberg.
It's been a long recovery for the Green Wave, but Saturday they welcome SMU to Tulane's first home game in nearly two years.
Boise State has found another star; a passing milestone at Ohio; injury updates at Notre Dame, Navy and UNLV and more in the non-BCS notes.
Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.
Notre Dame hopes to start a new winning streak against former coach Ty Willingham and Washington.
Despite distractions, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis hopes to keep his team focused for the home opener against Michigan State.