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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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BCS projection: 2012's first Top 25


The first official BCS rankings of 2012 come out Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. In this week's Top 25 projection, Notre Dame maps its course to the national championship.

The teams that control their BCS destinies

One week away from the release of 2012's first BCS standings, the top 10 gets a major shakeup as the Harris Poll makes its debut.

BCS impact: Somebody in the SEC is gonna lose

LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida: which two of you are going to take a tumble in the BCS standings this week?

Simulated BCS: Big 12, nation's best conference?

With four teams in the top 13 of Week 5's simulated BCS standings, led by Kansas State at No. 8, the left-for-dead Big 12 has emerged as perhaps the best conference in college football's young 2012...

The Mountaineers are here: BCS games of the week

West Virginia's finally fought its way to the highest level of college football, making its Big 12 debut against Baylor in Morgantown. Elsewhere, the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 have biggish...

BCS Standings Simulation, Week 5: Notre Dame Hype Won't Be With Us Long

We know what the BCS rankings would look like right now if they'd officially been made public yet. This week, the Notre Dame hype train keeps on clanging as Florida State crashes the top three.

BCS Impact, Week 4: Can Michigan Shut Down The Notre Dame Hype Machine?

Clemson and Florida State might play in the weekend's game with the highest Top 25 rankings at the moment, but we might look back on Michigan-Notre Dame as the biggest game of the week after all.

Simulated BCS Standings, Week 4: Ready For Another Alabama-LSU Rematch?

USC's loss to Stanford means both LSU and Alabama are in position to weather a loss and still make the national title game, even if that loss does come in their Nov. 3 meeting.

BCS Impact Games, Week 3: USC-Stanford Showdown Has Millions At Stake

USC's trip to Stanford could have a major impact on the college football Top 25 and alter the national title race. But, with TV in play, it could be even bigger than that.

College Football Rankings: Simulated BCS Standings Show USC Shouldn't Panic

Does USC have a rankings problem? Here are the simulated BCS standings for Week 3, based on what we know the computers and polls are thinking. Official BCS standings won't be released until October.

College Football Schedule, Week 2: Time For Conference Games Yet?

This week's schedule doesn't contain much top-level competition, but it'll get us through to conference action at least.

College Football Rankings: Simulated BCS Standings Show Why Not To Play Alabama

College football's Week 1 was good for Michigan State, Clemson and Nebraska, but very bad for Michigan, which may have learned the value of soft scheduling in the BCS era. Below, a look at what the...

2012 College Football Rankings: Alabama, LSU Rule Simulated BCS Standings

Actual BCS standings won't come out until October, but we can put together enough of its pieces to get an idea of which college football teams are already sitting pretty.

College Football Schedule 2012: 25 Games That Will Decide The National Title

As college football bears down on us, let's look ahead at the 25 games that will most help set up the national championship. Apologies, WAC fans.

College Football Bowl Games: Finding Each Game's Classic, Part III

Part II of this series ended with Georgia's classic victory over Virginia in the 1998 Peach Bowl. In our final installment, we take a look back at all the bowls that will take place on Jan. 2 or...

BCS National Championship picks

Picking No. 1 is easy. But No. 2? That's where the BCS National Championship Game tends to stir up trouble.

How The BCS Killed The Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl was once among the premier games in all of college football, but the BCS has squeezed all the life out of the Miami showdown.

Sugar Bowl History: The Southern Game's Best, Worst And More

The 2012 Sugar Bowl went out of its way to hang on to its southern roots, selecting Virginia Tech over higher-ranked Kansas State and Boise State. Here's a look back at those roots and the recent...

Fiesta Bowl History: Best Games, Worst Games And More

How did the Fiesta Bowl rise to prominence? It all dates back to 1986, when it convinced No. 1 Miami and No. 2 Penn State to play for the de facto national championship, resulting in what's still...

Rose Bowl History In The BCS Era: Best Game, Worst Game And More

The 2012 Rose Bowl Game pairs Big Ten and Pac-12 reps, upholding traditional conference ties that have been jeopardized during the BCS era.

College Football Bowl Videos: Finding Each Game's Classic, Part Two

The biggest comeback in bowl history, Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas, and a pair of controversial 2010 finishes highlight Part Two of the quest for the best game in each bowl's history.

College Football Bowl Videos: Finding Each Game's Classic, Part One

Even the least essential bowls are capable of producing memorable games. Let's find the best game in each bowl's history. Here's the complete 2011-2012 bowl games TV schedule.

Grading College Football Coaching Changes With Four Years Of Hindsight

Grading the recent round of college football coaching hires is one thing. But what might we learn about this year's collection by revisiting 2007's?

Big East Expansion: Boise State And Advancing The Western Front

There's only room for one sixth-biggest conference in this town, and the Big East has just ensured the Mountain West won't challenge for that status again.

Virginia Tech To Sugar Bowl Proves BCS Is Flawed By Design

Does the LSU vs. Alabama national title game best prove the BCS is crooked? Or is it Virginia Tech's undeserved entry into the Sugar Bowl? There's so much to choose from!

BCS Rankings Projections, Week 15: Cancel The Rematch

Every game counts? It would appear so, if the final regular season BCS standings line up the way we've projected. We'll see when the real deal comes out at 8:15 p.m. ET, but it looks like Oklahoma...

BCS Standings And Bowl Projections, Week 14: Shouldn't 2012 Be More Like 1984?

The <a href="http://goo.gl/zD5fk" >latest BCS standings</a> lead us one more step down the same rematch path, stirring up fondness for the chaos of yesteryear.

BCS Rankings Projections, Week 14: Who Can Stop An All-SEC Rematch?

Only one team stands in the way of a SEC title game rematch, while Michigan, Houston, and even Baylor are battling for the last BCS bowl bids. Week 14 BCS standings come out at 8:15 p.m. ET, but...

BCS Standings And Bowl Projections, Week 13: SEC Tiebreaker Now Nationally Relevant

Looking at the SEC cluster atop Week 13's BCS rankings, it's time to learn a thing or two about how the SEC settles its scores.

BCS Rankings Projections, Week 13: SEC Rematch Warning, Whether You Like It Or Not

While waiting for the BCS standings, let's consider how we can we avoid an all-SEC championship game. There aren't many ways.

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