MIAMI (AP) -- What a weekend for Northern Illinois: Win a conference championship, lose a coach and bust the BCS.
Brian Kelly was alone in voting Notre Dame No. 1 a week ago. He has plenty of company this week.
BOSTON -- A 21-6 win over Boston College coupled with Alabama's loss to Texas A&M bumped Notre Dame up a spot to No. 3 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night, as expected.
A year ago, Notre Dame seemingly couldn't catch a break.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- "Trap" games are all too real a phenomenon in college football.