Notre Dame has had little, if anything to gripe about regarding its position with the BCS. And recent developments have improved the outlook for non-BCS conferences as well, writes Adam Rittenberg.
Utah was 1-3 after a loss to lowly UNLV, but coach Kyle Whittingham's steady hand has guided the Utes to a six-game winning streak, writes Adam Rittenberg.
From Hawaii's success to Notre Dame's struggles, here's a look at the non-BCS teams' midseason report.
Take a look at what Mountain West questions were answered this spring and what problems linger heading into the fall.
Boise State's charge into a BCS bowl and Colt Brennan's record year highlights the non-BCS conferences overview.
From Western Michigan shutting down Garrett Wolfe and NIU to Notre Dame getting healthy for UCLA, the non-BCS and independents are covered here.
Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.
There might not be a Utah-like story in 2005, but Notre Dame's rise and a surprising TCU squad are stories worth following.