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.
Take a quick look at the position battles, coaching changes and other key factors to pay attention to during spring practices from Notre Dame to the Mountain West and WAC.
Boise State and Hawaii have reached the BCS promised land over the last two years, but neither the Broncos nor the Warriors sit atop our Non-BCS spring power rankings.
There's no way that Nevada defensive coordinator Ken Wilson will not prepare for a banged up Colt Brennan. That's just one of the topics covered in the non-BCS notebook.
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.
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.
From Western Michigan shutting down Garrett Wolfe and NIU to Notre Dame getting healthy for UCLA, 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.
Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.