1. 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 4 months ago 7,343 reads 57 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 14,698 reads 142 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 2,504 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 4,022 reads 25 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 6,520 reads 52 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 3,339 reads 37 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 5,554 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 2,530 reads 13 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 11,406 reads 96 comments

  10. BCS Years in Review: 2010, SEC and Pac-10 Finally Get Together for a Date

    Part 13 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 6 months ago 3,068 reads 3 comments

  11. BCS Years in Review: 2009, Alabama and Texas More Equal Than Other Unbeatens

    Part 12 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 6 months ago 4,187 reads 3 comments

  12. Draft Departures Put Florida State Backfield in Transition

    Florida State proved to be as deep and dangerous as any team in the country this past season, evidenced by a 14-0 record and the program's third national title, but that depth is going to be challenged at the running back position...

    John Crist Written by John Crist about 6 months ago 6,234 reads 59 comments

  13. BCS Years in Review: 2008, SEC Again Wins in the Polls, Then on the Field

    Part 11 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 6 months ago 3,562 reads 12 comments

  14. BCS Years in Review: 2007, 'Undefeated in Regulation' Good Enough for LSU

    Part 10 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 6 months ago 5,000 reads 12 comments

  15. Keeping Coaches Poll Around in College Football Playoff Era Is a Joke

    College football has turned the page to a new era with the College Football Playoff, and yet, one of the most archaic elements of the BCS and prior eras will fight to hang on...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 3,118 reads 14 comments

  16. Florida State's Biggest Concerns Heading into the Offseason

    Addressing the media in the wee hours of Tuesday morning after his team's thrilling 34-31 victory over Auburn in the BCS National Championship, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said ...

    John Crist Written by John Crist about 6 months ago 2,625 reads 3 comments

  17. BCS Years in Review: 2006, the Dawn of SEC's Reign in College Football

    Part 9 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 6 months ago 4,040 reads 12 comments

  18. BCS Championship 2014: How Auburn's Defense Was Able to Rattle Jameis Winston

    The Auburn Tigers lost the BCS National Championship Game, 34-31, to the Florida State Seminoles, but the Tigers defense put together one of its best defensive outings of the season...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 4,276 reads 47 comments

  19. Auburn vs. FSU: Players Who Improved Their Draft Stock in BCS Title Game

    The 2014 BCS title game was one of the most thrilling title games in history. The Florida State Seminoles emerged victorious, 34-31. Along the way, we saw a few players with aspirations of playing in the NFL improve their draft stock...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 6 months ago 1,166 reads 0 comments

  20. 2014 NFL Draft: Stock Up, Stock Down Following BCS National Championship

    With the conclusion of the BCS National Championship Game ending bowl season, the 2013 college football year is officially over...

    Garrett Baker Written by Garrett Baker about 6 months ago 6,011 reads 18 comments

  21. BCS National Championship Game 2014: Breaking Down FSU's Game-Winning Drive

    The Florida State Seminoles got the ball back with 1:19 to play and 80 yards to go, needing a touchdown to win the BCS National Championship...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 6 months ago 7,856 reads 16 comments

  22. Auburn vs FSU 2014: Breaking Down Wild BCS Title Finish

    The BCS National Championship game between the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers had one of the wildest finishes since Vince Young led the Texas Longhorns past the USC Trojans ...

    Tyler Brooke Written by Tyler Brooke about 6 months ago 263 reads 0 comments

  23. Love It or Hate It, BCS Format Delivered More Often Than Not

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The BCS was more than a grand experiment. It was a bold attempt to break with college football's past, a system that was designed to remove the "mythical" ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 6 months ago 7,645 reads 134 comments

  24. Best Tweets from Florida State vs. Auburn for the BCS Championship

    We saw the final BC S title game on Monday night, and boy wa s it a great one. The Florida State Seminoles took down the Auburn Tigers in the most entertaining championship game of recent memory...

    Dilan Ames Written by Dilan Ames about 6 months ago 617 reads 0 comments

  25. FSU vs. Auburn: How Game Compares to Other BCS Championships

    It wasn't the best BCS Championship game. It wasn't the most bizarre. And it certainly wasn't the most hyped or compelling matchup coming in. Heck, for large portions of the game, it wasn't even that captivating...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 months ago 299 reads 0 comments