link Notre Dame isn't a suprise, they're 5/8 into a P5 conference and arguably more important historically than most of the P5 schools in football. BYU represents a change in direction. Last year, the SEC and ACC said they wouldn't count the Cougars, but that has now changed. Army is a bit of head-scratcher. to me, this shows how important the military academies are even if they don't field playoff contending football teams. their 'alumni base', is huge. Plus, the road trip is easy for SEC and ACC schools.