Notre Dame still rides high atop the Coaches’ Poll but the intrigue starts much lower.
Northern Illinois leads the charge of non-AQ schools looking to crack the BCS buster discussion at No. 18. Just behind them is No. 19 Kent State and No. 25 Boise State.
All teams will be aiming to grab that elusive non-AQ position in front of a AQ conference champion — in this case the Big East’s — for a bid to one of the five BCS bowls.
USA Today Coaches’ Poll – November 25
|Rank||Team||Votes||Share of Vote|
|1||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||1469||.996|
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||1398||.948|
|7||Kansas State Wildcats||1114||.755|
|8||Texas A&M Aggies||1076||.729|
|10||South Carolina Gamecocks||972||.659|
|12||Florida State Seminoles||829||.562|