1. 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 15 hours ago 40,399 reads 128 comments

  2. 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 2 days ago 34,903 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 6 days ago 6,971 reads 31 comments

  4. 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 8 days ago 34,350 reads 168 comments

  5. 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 9 days ago 15,483 reads 22 comments

  6. 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 12 days ago 655 reads 8 comments

  7. 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 15 days ago 76,787 reads 242 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 9,528 reads 45 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 11,251 reads 134 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 23,561 reads 144 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 4,815 reads 35 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 4,986 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 6,442 reads 9 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 2,635 reads 10 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 8,444 reads 50 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 15,924 reads 34 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 9,137 reads 20 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 4,134 reads 16 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 7,399 reads 70 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 3,630 reads 24 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 14,746 reads 276 comments

  22. Northwestern Players' Union Vote Has Already Made Its Impact on College Football

    Friday morning, Northwestern football players cast their ballots on whether to form a union, a right granted by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in January...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 5 months ago 10,467 reads 9 comments

  23. Pac-12 Network Running out of Time to Get on DirecTV

    DirecTV just brought The Weather Channel to its knees. Will the Pac -12 follow suit and beg for forgiveness? The Pac -12 Network is about to enter its third year of existence, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 5 months ago 16,721 reads 20 comments

  24. What a 16-Team College Football Playoff Would've Looked Like in 2013

    The Oklahoma Sooners, your 2013 college football national champions! Would you have a problem with that? If you don't, then you must have loved the NCAA basketball tournament, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 6 months ago 17,364 reads 109 comments

  25. Michigan Finally Seeing Big Picture with Night Game Scheduling Trend

    For only the third time in its venerable history, Michigan Stadium will host a night game . When the Wolverines take on Penn State on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., it will be the first Big Ten game to be played entirely under the lights at the Big House...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 6 months ago 7,882 reads 12 comments