SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Southern California-Notre Dame rivalry is different than most.
The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they'll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football's national title next year.
STANFORD (AP) - Kevin Hogan walked into Stanford quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford's office Sunday - a day off for players - to get his week started a little earlier.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Stanford Cardinal adamantly insisted their attention was on Utah and only on Utah, not about moving up in the rankings, a grueling upcoming schedule or even growing national title talk.
STANFORD (AP) - Stanford rarely wins pretty. In the last two years, though, the Cardinal just always seem to win.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - David Shaw has been shuttling between makeshift work stations in Stanford's athletic department since the spring, and some of his coaches have been operating out of cubicles erected on a basketball court while workers moved the football offices into a new facility.
SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Hogan saw what Washington State was trying to do, pushing its defense closer to the line of scrimmage and daring Stanford to try and go over the top.
Fresno State is planning for less aloha and more focus on this trip to Hawaii.
STANFORD (AP) - What seemed like Stanford's coming out party this season - and it still might have been - ended with players feeling distraught and disappointed in the locker room.
STANFORD (AP) - Winning the Pac-12 is the only goal Stanford coach David Shaw talks about with his players before every season. This year, unseating Stanford is the goal of every other conference team.
FRESNO (AP) - As soon as the clock ran out on Fresno State's first win over Boise State since 2005, Derek Carr looked for his big brother David to give him a hug.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Trent Murphy has never been intimidated by larger linemen. After wrestling 800-pound cattle as a kid, another human just isn't that imposing.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Before the season, Stanford coach David Shaw's biggest concerns were on offense. There doesn't seem to be much to worry about now.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban knows it's become irrelevant whether frenetic, no-huddle offenses are what he wants college football to be.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Devon Cajuste visited Stanford during a major recruiting weekend two days after David Shaw became the head coach in January 2011. The big receiver needed no sales pitch from Shaw - just the right answer to his question.
Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to become the new coach at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Foster Farms Bowl is hardly the place Stanford and Maryland wanted to end up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock, holding the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft.