Samuel Chi

College Football Contributor

Samuel Chi is a college football analyst and proprietor of He is also a senior editor at RealClearPolitics and managing editor of RealClearSports. Sam previously covered the NFL and college football for the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times and Pasadena Star-News. His work has appeared in, Sports Illustrated, Philadelphia Daily News, Denver Post, among numerous print publications.


Projecting the BCS: Miss me?

Let's face it: for the seventh year in a row, a SEC team is going to play in the BCS National Championship. The questions are which one and whether Notre Dame can beat USC.

Where does Notre Dame belong?

If Kansas State and Oregon make it all the way through, what do we do with the potentially unbeaten Irish? And is the SEC out of the race yet?

Meet your new No. 1

UPDATE: Full, official new BCS rankings are now out right here. Until then, let's take a look at what the top of the standings will look like after Alabama fell for the first time since last year....

10 most likely BCS teams

This week's BCS rankings are out, and it's time to break down where your team standings in the final pecking order.

BCS projection: Can Oregon pass 2 at once?

Expect Oregon to overtake Notre Dame and close on Kansas State, the SEC to maintain dominance and non-AQ teams to have even less of a chance.

Handicapping BCS Armageddon

Four teams at the top of the BCS standings, each with a very good chance of finishing the season undefeated, means we've only begun arguing about which of the hypothetical big three deserves to play a hypothetically unbeaten Alabama.

BCS projection: Another out of K-State's way

Florida's exit from the No. 2 spot in this week's BCS standings (which will come out at 8:30 p.m. ET) means we're down to Alabama, Kansas State, Notre Dame and Oregon among the unbeatens with very good national championship shots.

BCS standings: No guarantees for SEC champ

Over the last six years, we've gotten so used to a SEC team playing for the national championship that it's come to feel automatic. But if Alabama and Florida each drops a game along the way, don't be surprised to see no SEC teams in Miami.

BCS projection: K-State the next to jump Oregon?

Official BCS standings will come out right after 8:30 p.m. ET, but for now we've got rankings projections. And bad news for Oregon fans. It looks like the Ducks are set to tumble again.

BCS needs busting: Can Boise State do it again?

The first official BCS standings of the 2012 season have Florida over Oregon at No. 2, but the really interesting stories are

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