1. Why College Football No Longer Needs to Split Conferences into Divisions

    With realignment once again taking center stage in the 2014 season, a new question has popped up. Should FBS conferences dispense with the divisional setup in football? Next season, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 5,881 reads 18 comments

  2. Analyzing the Current State of College Football Conference TV Networks

    The fierce competition between college football's major conferences is no longer limited on the playing field. The "Big Five" conferences often fight their battles in boardrooms and bank vaults — and now also in outer space...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 6,021 reads 20 comments

  3. Who Has Easiest Path to 2014 College Football National Championship?

    Last week we ranked the toughest schedules for teams with legitimate aspirations of making the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014. Of course, it makes sense to find out which teams have the easiest schedules...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 25,342 reads 184 comments

  4. What Recent College Football History Tell Us About QBs Who Transfer

    Alabama is hoping for a seamless transition with Florida State transfer quarterback Jacob Coker, the likely heir apparent to AJ McCarron...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 11 months ago 11,557 reads 10 comments

  5. Who Has Hardest Path to 2014 College Football National Championship?

    Earlier we examined the nonconference schedules of all 124 teams in FBS' 10 conferences. After dissecting the schedules both for how teams fared in 2013 as well as the intent going ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 20,938 reads 51 comments

  6. Who Has Easiest Nonconference Schedule for 2014 College Football Season?

    The SEC dominated the BCS era in part thanks to its shrewd scheduling. Member schools have systematically reduced the challenges in nonconference games, making sure to minimize losses outside of SEC play...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 8,775 reads 57 comments

  7. Big 12, ACC Playing Catch-Up Heading into College Football Playoff

    They are supposed to be the "Big Five" conferences as the College Football Playoff era begins in 2014. But upon closer examination, there are really the "Big Three" and then the "Next Two...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 15,015 reads 142 comments

  8. Pac-12 Must Shed Losing Ways Entering College Football Playoff

    The big loser in the BCS era, without question, is the Pac -10/12 Conference, on and off the field. And it began with so much promise, too, with UCLA one win away from playing in the inaugural BCS championship game in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 2,816 reads 8 comments

  9. Big Ten Takes Riches into College Football Playoff, but Can It Win?

    The Big Ten made itself a boatload of cash during the BCS era while maintaining its status (at least for a time) as the most powerful conference in college sports...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 4,167 reads 24 comments

  10. SEC Marches into College Football Playoff Era as 1st Among Equals

    Without question, the Southeastern Conference was the greatest beneficiary of the BCS era. During that 16-year run between 1998-2013, the SEC became the most successful and powerful conference, not to mention the richest...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 6,667 reads 52 comments

  11. College Football Playoff: A Standings Model for Selection Committee

    A most contentious element of the 16-year BCS era was its standings. Love it or hate it, the standings had the attention of the college football world from its midseason unveiling ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 3,742 reads 37 comments

  12. BCS Years in Review: 2013, Florida State Halts SEC Reign at End of an Era

    Part 16 of a series : This is the final installment of a series reviewing each of the 16 seasons since the Bowl Championship Series came into existence in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 5,791 reads 13 comments

  13. BCS Years in Review: 2012, Notre Dame's Last Shot at BCS Glory

    Part 15 of a series : Over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing each of the 16 seasons since the Bowl Championship Series came into existence in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 2,732 reads 13 comments

  14. BCS Years in Review: 2011, LSU Robbed of National Title in All-SEC Absurdity

    Part 14 of a series : Over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing each of the 16 seasons since the Bowl Championship Series came into existence in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 11,946 reads 96 comments