BCS Guru

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Samuel Chi is a college football analyst and proprietor of BCSGuru.com. 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 ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated, Dallas Morning News, among numerous print publications.

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Buckeyes charge up simulated BCS standings

Official BCS rankings won't be released for another few weeks, but putting together the formula's components on our own tell us the Buckeyes are in good shape for now.

Bama in the clear now?

Alabama fans can't book their trip to Pasadena just yet. But have a travel agent on standby.

Is Michigan the 2013 Notre Dame?

Though the BCS won't officially release standings until later in the college football season, we know what they'd look like if they came out right now. Don't worry about the Tide. But do keep an...

SEC in early trouble?

We're not saying the SEC definitely won't win its eighth national championship in a row. We're just saying you should know it's looking like a possibility.

Clemson to No. 3 in simmed BCS standings

There are no official BCS rankings for the 2013 college football season yet, but we know how the standings would look if they were released.

FCS uprising

After eight wins by FCS teams over FBS teams so far this weekend, is it even worth it to play lower-subdivision teams anymore?

BCS ruined opening weekends?

We're fired up about college football, but the opening weekend's schedule is not good enough.

Ducks over Bucks in simulated BCS rankings

There won't be official 2013 BCS standings until midway through the college football season. But we know enough to know the computers like Oregon, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame (and don't like Ohio...

Irish independence strikes gold

It's a very, very good time to be Notre Dame, on the field and off.

Time to break Pac-12's bowl slump

A couple of BCS bowl wins would shore up the Pac-12's bowl reputation in a hurry, not to mention affirm the conference is in very good hands during USC's recovery.

Where will TV take realignment?


With 2013 setting up to be another critical year of conference reshuffling, here's a look at where we stand as far as what matters most to the people in charge: conference TV deals.

Which way for Boise State?

Depending on which way the Broncos go, college conference realignment could be almost done for now or just getting started.

Realignment crystal ball


Who's playing in which conference in 2015? Everyone.

Building a 16-team playoff

College football doesn't have a playoff yet, and the one we'll get will (at first) just be a four-team tournament bolted onto the BCS. Let's scrap the whole thing in favor of a 16-team field. We...

Alabama, NIU: Thanks, Ohio State!

Four of five BCS bowls, including the national championship, likely would feature different teams if not for one mistake by Ohio State last year.

Deal with it

For the first time ever, a MAC team has made the BCS. And now we're all super mad about it! But should we be?

So close

Alabama and Notre Dame are assured of their BCS National Championship spots, but can Northern Illinois knock out Oklahoma?

You call that a BCS buster?

We just about know the entire BCS bowl picture, with two big questions: will Boise State or the MAC champion end up ranking high enough to land a BCS spot, and can Kansas State hold off Oklahoma?

Florida rests BCS case


The November 25th edition of the 2012 BCS standings will be released shortly after 8:30 p.m. ET (check back right here for the full rankings), but we have a very good idea of where everyone will...

Bama gets BCS free pass

One week later, Alabama's home loss to Texas A&M practically doesn't exist, at least in terms of the BCS standings and the national championship race. How'd that happen?

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...

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...

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...

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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