For Notre Dame to transform its BCS dreams into reality, all it must do is win out, though additional help certainly wouldn't do any damage.
While the Irish must take care of business down the stretch against Navy, Pittsburgh, BYU and No. 5 Stanford to secure a BCS invitation, other FBS teams could aid head coach Brian Kelly and Co. in that endeavor.
Notre Dame doesn't necessarily need outside help, but having these other teams come through with wins would make remaining in BCS contention for the final four weeks much less strenuous and stressful for the Irish.
Which teams can help?
*All rankings reflect the current BCS standings.