Notre Dame has always been able to find their way onto select committees. They did this with the BCS setup in the first place, and were able to garner approval for their own unique criteria. Also, their current or future tie-ins with the BE may render them additional support in select committee settings. However, I agree with poster's (FriarFan) general premise in the following aspect:
(a) Established conferences, particularly those with no direct interest in Notre Dame's future, will be less reluctant to give the Irish more priviledges particularly when it may be at the expense of one of their own
(b) Revenue is becoming a more critical issue, and postering for self-interests, and the media scrutiny of special deals will become more acute
(c) If bowl executives become major players in future select committees, then the selection process will be further compromised whereby favored schools will have an edge over those excellent teams with lower profiles; in this regard, the bowl system and the selecting of the very best, may be at odds; the select committee has to be established in some way to maximize objectivity; a very difficult endeavor
(d) Notre Dame has been treated as a conference unto itself; it needs to fall within the criteria that would be awarded to other current and future independents, i. e. Navy, Army, and Temple.
(e) Notre Dame's "game" of special treatment is getting exposed, their clout has a bit diminished, and others in the college sports establishment are feeling more comfort in being able to criticize their favored status and self-serving acts.
(f) The Notre Dame enablers, i. e. Michigan, Purdue, and Michigan State, plus the BE are beginning to be asked "what do you expect to gain in return?" The NBC appearances help who the most?