1. 4 Sleeper Teams the College Football Playoff Committee Should Take Seriously

    There is no question that the AP and coaches polls will exert influence on the selection committee. How could they not? Whether you're watching the games, reading the papers or checking ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 18,388 reads 68 comments

  2. Samuel Chi's Mock College Football Playoff Standings: Week 7

    The SEC haters won't like this, but in the inaugural College Football Playoff, there just might be two SEC teams in the four-team field. A slew of upsets last weekend shook up the playoff outlook, but it did little damage to the SEC's chances...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 57,867 reads 197 comments

  3. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 6

    Some Saturday, huh? Actually, the craziness of the first week of October started Thursday when Arizona took down No. 2 Oregon in Eugene, 31-24. And then three more teams ranked in the Top Six of the last AP poll went down Saturday...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 23,259 reads 45 comments

  4. 5 Week 6 Games That Will Have Biggest Impact on College Football Playoff

    It's October and it's on. Though much of September played out like college football's version of the preseason, it still served to whittle down the field of potential playoff teams...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 2,613 reads 6 comments

  5. Samuel Chi's Mock College Football Playoff Standings: Week 6

    While there are 17 teams still unbeaten in FBS , only about a dozen or so realistically remain in the hunt for a spot in the four-team playoff field...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 56,658 reads 200 comments

  6. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 5

    Think of college football as a season-long playoff, not just the College Football Playoff part. We go through elimination games every week, with some teams fighting to live another week and others going down, never to be heard from again...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 35,569 reads 42 comments

  7. 5 Things College Football Playoff Committee Should Watch for in Week 5

    September is almost over, and that means we're inching closer to more real games. The unfortunate trend over the past decade or so is the advent of an avalanche of "Body Bag" games, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 1,765 reads 31 comments

  8. Samuel Chi's Mock College Football Playoff Standings (Week 5)

    Several top-ranked teams had close calls this past weekend, but every one of them managed to survive with the exception of LSU...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 7 months ago 34,595 reads 168 comments

  9. College Football Playoff Rankings: Biggest Takeaways from Week 4

    Survive and advance. That's what Florida State did after the 11th-hour edict (well, it came down at 11 p.m. ET Friday) that kept Jameis Winston out of Saturday night's ACC showdown against Clemson...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 8 months ago 15,556 reads 22 comments

  10. 5 Things College Football Playoff Committee Should Be Watching for in Week 4

    If the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee are truly on top of their job every Saturday, this is what they need to do: Tell everybody to get out of their house — wives, grandkids , in-laws, Eli, Peyton...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 8 months ago 721 reads 8 comments

  11. Samuel Chi's Mock College Football Playoff Standings

    With the advent of the College Football Playoff, the BCS and its standings have been consigned to the ash heap of history. The 13-member selection committee will make all the decisions ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 8 months ago 77,080 reads 242 comments

  12. Welcome to College Football's Playoff Era

    Playoffs? You want playoffs, and finally, you've got playoffs. Nearly a century-and-a-half after the first college football game was played in 1869, a playoff will decide the national champion in college football's highest division...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 8 months ago 9,894 reads 47 comments

  13. Why the Big 12 Is Better Off Sticking with 10 Teams, for Now

    If orange is the new black, then 10 is the new 12. That would be the Big 12, which is happy to stick with 10 teams...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 11,685 reads 134 comments

  14. Why SEC Has UCLA to Thank for Its Legacy of BCS Dominance

    The SEC dominated the second half of the BCS era, winning seven championships and firmly establishing itself as the premier conference in college football...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 23,863 reads 144 comments

  15. Can Rutgers or Maryland Challenge for Big Ten Title in Next Decade?

    Whenever Julie Hermann speaks, the Big Ten office listens, intently. Just in case the conference needs to get into damage-control spin mode. The Rutgers athletic director has been nothing short of a lightning rod whenever she's in the news ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 4,886 reads 34 comments

  16. Why Success Might Not Be Guaranteed for the SEC Network

    The SEC had another banner season at the bank, as the conference announced (h/t Kami Mattioli of Sporting News ) its members reeled in around $21 million per school during the fiscal year of 2013...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 5,055 reads 18 comments

  17. Making the Case for Major College Football Conferences to Drop Divisions

    With all of the bellyaching about the recent decisions by the SEC and ACC to keep eight-game conference schedules , a most important point was largely missed: The scheduling setup makes competition within those conferences unfair...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 6,648 reads 9 comments

  18. College Football Playoff Is Here to Stay for a While ... or Is It?

    Like it or not, the College Football Playoff, set to debut this coming season, will be around until at least 2025. It will outlast the next Bush ( Jeb ) or Clinton (Hillary) administration...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 2,671 reads 10 comments

  19. How Big Ten Continues to Be College Football's King of Cash

    The Big Ten pays Jim Delany nearly $2 million a year for his work as conference commissioner, and he's worth every penny. Under Delany's stewardship since 1989, the Big Ten has been and continues to be the richest conference in college athletics...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 8,607 reads 50 comments

  20. Future ACC Football vs. Power 5 Conference Games We'd Love to See

    Following the SEC's lead, the ACC schools voted this week to stay with an eight-game conference schedule ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 16,023 reads 34 comments

  21. How Different Will College Football Be as We Transition into Playoff Era?

    A sensational story making the rounds last week claims that a Chinese miner was found alive after living 17 years underground following a mine collapse...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 9,228 reads 20 comments

  22. Pac-12's Proposed Championship Move to Levi's Stadium Step in Right Direction

    Larry Scott is mulling a move to put the Pac -12 football championship game at Levi's Stadium. To borrow a phrase from the benefactor of one Pac -12 powerhouse: Just Do It...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 4,205 reads 16 comments

  23. 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 12 months ago 7,467 reads 70 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 3,713 reads 24 comments

  25. Why Other Conferences Should Boycott Scheduling SEC Football Teams

    The SEC wants to have its cake and eat it, too. The other conferences shouldn't lend it a fork. The SEC's long-awaited resolution to its scheduling question is to not do a dadgum thing ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 year ago 16,046 reads 277 comments