1. Derrick Green's Weight Loss Good News for Michigan, Bad News for His Opponents

    In the entire calendar year of 2013, the most prominent Michigan running play was a 10-yard loss. Yeah, you've probably heard of/seen this one. That happened on Jan...

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  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...

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  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...

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  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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 ...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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...

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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...

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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" ...

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  20. Florida State Bests Auburn as BCS Goes out in Blaze of Glory

    PASADENA, Calif.—After 16 years, the BCS is finally dead. But it did not go away quietly. And for that, college football is grateful...

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  21. BCS Boss Bill Hancock Talks End of 1 Era and College Football's New Dawn

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—When Bill Hancock joined the BCS in 2005, his job was to catch flak and deflect it...

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  22. BCS Years in Review: 2005, Perfect Season Ends at the Rose Bowl

    Part 8 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...

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  23. BCS Years in Review: 2004, Unbeaten Auburn Left out in the Cold

    Part 7 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...

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  24. BCS Years in Review: 2003, Nightmare of Split National Championship

    Part 6 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...

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  25. BCS Years in Review: 2002, Controversy on Field Mars Perfect Ending

    Part 5 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...

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