1. Pac-12 Looks to Right Ship in College Football Playoff After Disastrous BCS Era

    Pac-12's coaches are mad as hell, and they're not gonna take it anymore! At least David Shaw of Stanford is hopping mad, while his confederates are willing to march behind him to at least provide moral support...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 3 months ago 7,325 reads 70 comments

  2. CFB Playoff Committee Strives for Transparency, but Faces Tough Challenges Ahead

    The College Football Playoff management committee hammered out a series of protocols over a two-day meeting in Dallas that concluded Wednesday...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 3 months ago 3,570 reads 24 comments

  3. Why College Football Playoff Should Always Remain at 4 Teams

    What if last season's college football playoff yielded this quartet of teams vying for the national championship: Florida State, South Carolina, USC and Vanderbilt? Would you be ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 4 months ago 3,074 reads 25 comments

  4. Notre Dame Enters College Football Playoff Era Under Cloud of Uncertainty

    Notre Dame will enter the College Football Playoff era with a boatload of cash. The Irish last year signed a 10-year extension with NBC , worth a reported $15 million per year, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 4 months ago 10,833 reads 65 comments

  5. How Penn State Could've Saved Big East Football

    Imagine the College Football Playoff beginning next season not with five, but six major conferences. The Big East is still at the table, but not splintered into a basketball version ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 4 months ago 15,802 reads 18 comments

  6. Revised Standings for the College Football Playoff Selection Committee

    There will be no more BCS standings. In fact, there will be no standings with a formula that we can reliably project when the College Football Playoff era begins in the 2014 season...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 4 months ago 5,110 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 24,237 reads 184 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 18,616 reads 51 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 7,400 reads 57 comments

  10. 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 14,711 reads 142 comments

  11. 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 2,540 reads 8 comments

  12. 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 4,035 reads 25 comments

  13. 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 6,541 reads 52 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 3,356 reads 37 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 5,566 reads 13 comments

  16. 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 2,544 reads 13 comments

  17. 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 11,423 reads 96 comments

  18. 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 3,077 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 4,202 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 3,577 reads 12 comments

  21. 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 5,013 reads 12 comments

  22. 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 3,133 reads 14 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 4,056 reads 12 comments

  24. College Football Rankings: Final Standings from BCS Era

    The BCS era as we know it came to a close on Jan. 6, when the Florida State Seminoles engineered an amazing comeback to topple the Auburn Tigers 34-31 in the BCS Championship game...

    Alex Kay Written by Alex Kay about 7 months ago 26,215 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 7,657 reads 134 comments