2014-15 Season results & champion! #cfb #cfbplayoff

The 2014-15 college football season has come to a close, and with it the season here at Gamedaycole.com closes with it.  It was one of the most exciting seasons we’ve seen both on the field and on the blog, so let’s dive right into this season’s results.  All of the qualifying competitors this year (with 50+ picks on the season) are the following:

2014-15 Season Right-Wrong % Correct
Brett McMurphy 56-20 73.68%
Lou Holtz 53-19 73.61%
Jason Sehorn 53-19 73.61%
Colin Cowherd 102-39 72.34%
Greg McElroy 71-27 71.72%
Phil Steele 185-80 69.81%
David Pollack 64-29 68.82%
Robert Smith 69-32 68.32%
Marcus Spears 48-23 67.61%
Danny Kanell 48-23 67.61%
Tim Tebow 47-23 67.14%
Jon Berger 51-25 67.11%
Lee Corso 118-59 66.67%
Pat Forde 283-142 66.59%
Stanford Steve Coughlin 73-38 65.77%
Mel Kiper Jr. 41-22 65.08%
Desmond Howard 120-68 63.83%
Booger McFarland 44-25 63.77%
Paul Finebaum 50-29 63.29%
Kevin Carter 65-38 63.11%
Chris Fallica 64-39 62.14%
Celebrity Guests 93-59 61.18%
Dari Nowhkah 40-26 60.61%
Jennifer 129-84 60.56%
Kirk Herbstreit 109-75 59.24%
Todd McShay 43-33 56.58%
Trevor Matich 37-29 56.06%
Mark May 28-27 50.91%
Brett McMurphy: 2014-15 Champion

Brett McMurphy: 2014-15 Champion

That means the man with the legendary mustache and legendary picking skills, Brett McMurphy, is your 2014-15 Gamedaycole.com season champion!  Mark May came up on the short end of the stick, which I’m sure will amuse many of you.  Going into bowl season, it was looking like our new buddies from the SEC Network were going to run away with this year’s championship along with Stanford Steve Coughlin.  However, a disastrous bowl season doomed all of them to mediocrity, leaving Brett McMurphy as one left standing (barely edging out a great season by Lou Holtz and Jason Sehorn).

Lee Corso’s headgear picks went 13-5 on the year (technically 14-5 with his espn.com EWU pick against SHSU), which means Corso’s headgear picks edged out Charley the Cat’s picks at 11-7 on the year.  Better luck next year Charley.

Our greatest week of the season goes to Phil Steele, who in week 5 went a stunning 15-0 on the week.

The best pick of the year will be shared by Desmond Howard, Mark May, Jennifer, and the Oregon Duck, who all picked Virginia Tech to beat THE Ohio State Buckeyes in week 2.  It was shocking when it happened, and makes even less sense looking back, so congratulations to all of you.

Conversely, let’s give Desmond Howard the worst pick of the year, taking Oregon State to beat Oregon in rivalry week.

Desmond Howard picked against Michigan twice this season, going 1-1 against his Wolverines.  He also picked in favor of Michigan 7 times this season, going an impressive 2-5 with his home team.

That will wrap things up for the 2014-15 season here.  Who knows, maybe this will be the year I actually post something in the offseason?

2014-15 Bowl Season: Results are in! #cfbplayoff #cfbchampionship #bowlmania

The 2014-15 Bowl season has come to an end, which I guess means the actual season has come to an end, but let’s focus on bowl season for now.  As you know, the majority of pickers went with the 6-point-underdog Buckeyes to beat Oregon, but how about the rest of the games?  We will start off by crowning the 2014-15 Bowl Season champion.  Coming in with a record of 25-14 is 2012-13 Bowl Season champion, and 2013-14 Bowl Season co-champion, Robert Smith.  That is three years in a row winning or splitting the bowl season championship, so we are certainly impressed.  Here he is at our awards ceremony claiming his award!

Robert Smith: 2014-15 Bowl Champion!

Robert Smith: 2014-15 Bowl Champion!

Other than that, the records of our qualifying competitors are listed below:

Qualifying Pickers:
Robert Smith: 25-14
Mark Schlabach: 23-16
Ed Cunningham: 22-17
Phil Steele: 21-17 (no championship pick)
Todd McShay: 20-19
Jennifer’s Picks: 20-19
Cole’s Picks: 20-19
Stanford Steve: 19-20
Pat Forde: 17-22

And everyone else:
Charles Arbuckle: 4-4
Skip Bayless: 1-2
Mike Bellotti: 1-1
Jon Berger: 2-4
Kevin Blackistone: 1-0
Mack Brown: 1-2
Kevin Carter: 1-5
Charley the Cat: 1-1
Gene Chizik: 0-2
Lee Corso: 5-3
Colin Cowherd: 3-4
Tim Cowlishaw: 3-0
Butch Davis: 0-3
Heather Dinich: 13-7
Brad Edwards: 5-5
Chris Fallica: 10-7
Paul Finebaum: 2-5
Joey Galloway: 7-2
Rod Gilmore: 2-0
Mike Golic: 1-3
Mike Greenberg: 1-2
Brian Griese: 0-1
Kirk Herbstreiet: 8-9
Lou Holtz: 8-3
Desmond Howard: 4-7
Brock Huard: 0-2
Danny Kanell: 8-5
Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-1
Tom Luginbill: 0-3
Ivan Maisel: 0-3
Trevor Matich: 3-6
Mark May: 0-2
Greg McElroy: 2-2
Booger McFarland: 1-2
Brett McMurphy: 1-2
Matt Millen: 2-1
Brent Musberger: 1-0
Dari Nowkhah: 0-3
Woody Paige: 1-0
Jesse Palmer: 0-3
Bill Plaschke: 0-1
David Pollack: 2-7
Ryen Russillo: 0-1
Bob Ryan: 1-0
Stephen A. Smith: 1-0
Marcus Spears: 2-3
Matt Stinchcomb: 1-1
Tim Tebow: 1-3
Scott Van Pelt: 1-0
Andre Ware: 1-2

Congratulations to everyone above for a great showing this year, or at least trying.  We are hard at work computing records to crown the season championship, so stay tuned for at least one more update!

2014-15 College football championship results! #cfbplayoff #cfbchampionship

Last night was quite a performance by the Ohio State Buckeyes, and while they were the underdog in Vegas it should be no surprise to our panel of experts we tracked here.  Our expert panel picked Ohio State to beat Oregon by a margin of 30 to 21.  So let us all join in and congratulate the following 30 experts for being such geniuses in predicting the first College Football Playoff champion!

Picked Ohio State:
Steve Addazio
Skip Bayless
Kevin Blackistone
Todd Blackledge
Charley the Cat
Lee Corso (headgear pick)
Stanford Steve Coughlin
Colin Cowherd
Tim Cowlishaw
Brad Edwards
Chris Fallica
Joey Galloway
Mike Greenberg
Brady Hoke
Lou Holtz
Brian Kelly
Mel Kiper Jr.
Tom Luginbill
Booger McFarland
Todd McShay
Matt Millen
Brent Musberger
Woody Paige
David Pollack
Bob Ryan
Mark Schlabach
Robert Smith
Stephen A. Smith
Marcus Spears
Scott Van Pelt

And with all wins, there must be losses.  Let us hang our heads in shame for all of the experts who took the favorite.

Picked Oregon:
Charles Arbuckle
Mike Bellotti
Mack Brown
Kevin Carter
Butch Davis
Heather Dinich
Paul Finebaum
Pat Forde
Mike Golic
Brian Griese
Desmond Howard
Jennifer
Danny Kanell
Ivan Maisel
Trevor Matich
Mark May
Brett McMurphy
Dari Nowkhah
Jesse Palmer
Bill Plaschke
Ryen Russillo

Good game ladies and gentlemen.  We will be tallying up bowl season records shortly, and then we will be crowning the 2014-15 GamedayCole.com season champion!

2014-15 College Football Championship picks! #cfbplayoff #cfbchampionship #ohiostate #oregonducks

It seems like yesterday we were just starting this 2014-15 season of college football, and yet here we are with one game left.  The first ever FBS college football playoff champion will be crowned in Arlington, Tx Monday night in the matchup between Oregon and Ohio State.  Along with a game of this magnitude comes more picks than you could possibly handle (or at least a lot).  Anyone and everyone ESPN can trot out there on one of their networks wants to get a pick in on this game, so we will be tracking them and updating this post with the most up to date picks available.

Our current group of picks from our experts are standing at 28 to 20 in favor of the UNDERDOG Ohio State, including a final parting shot from Brady Hoke who predicted “Ohio” to beat Oregon Monday night.  Check back over the next 48 hours leading up to the game for the latest updates to see who your favorite (or most hated) personality picked in the biggest game in college football history.

Steve Addazio:
Ohio St over Oregon (Championship Drive 1/11)

Charles Arbuckle:
Oregon over Ohio St (Twitter 1/7)

Charles Arbuckle's pick

Charles Arbuckle’s pick

Skip Bayless:
Oregon over Ohio St 30-28 (First Take 1/12)

Skip Bayless' pick

Skip Bayless’ pick

Mike Bellotti:
Oregon over Ohio St (CFB Daily 1/6)

Kevin Blackistone:
Ohio St over Oregon (ATH 1/12)

Todd Blackledge:
Ohio St over Oregon (Championship Drive 1/11)

Todd Blackledge

Todd Blackledge’s pick

Mack Brown:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive 1/11)

Mack Brown

Mack Brown’s pick

Kevin Carter:
Oregon over Ohio St (Film Room 1/12)

Charley the Cat:
Ohio St over Oregon (Twitter 1/12)

Charley's pick!

Charley’s pick!

Lee Corso:
Ohio St over Oregon (Headgear pick, Gameday 1/12)

Corso's headgear pick!

Corso’s headgear pick!

“Stanford” Steve Coughlin:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-32 (espn.com 1/9)

Colin Cowherd:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-34 (The Herd 1/12)

Tim Cowlishaw:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-30 (ESPN Radio 103.3 1/12)

Butch Davis:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive 1/11)

Heather Dinich:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive Podcast 1/9)

Brad Edwards:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP & Russillo 1/12)

Brad Edwards' pick

Brad Edwards’ pick

Chris Fallica:
Ohio St over Oregon 34-24 (espn.com 1/9)

Paul Finebaum:
Oregon over Ohio St (The Herd 1/2, Olbermann 1/12)

Pat Forde:
Oregon over Ohio St (Twitter 1/1)

Pat Forde's Pick

Pat Forde’s Pick

Joey Galloway:
Ohio St over Oregon 35-28 (Sportscenter 1/10, CFB Daily 1/11)

Joey Galloway's pick

Joey Galloway’s pick

Rod Gilmore:
Ohio St over Oregon (Towny & Zakariah 1/9)

Mike Golic:
Oregon over Ohio St (Mike & Mike 1/12)

Mike Greenberg:
Ohio St over Oregon (Mike & Mike 1/12)

Brian Griese:
Oregon over Ohio St (SVP 1/9, Championship Drive 1/11)

Brian Griese

Brian Griese’s pick

Brady Hoke:
“Ohio” over Oregon (CFB Live 1/8)

Lou Holtz:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP 1/9, Championship Drive 1/11)

Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz’s Pick

Desmond Howard:
Oregon over Ohio St (Gameday 1/12)

Jennifer’s Pick:
Oregon over Ohio St (Our couch, 1/12)

Danny Kanell:
Oregon over Ohio St 41-33 (Mike & Mike 1/2, SVP 1/7, SVP 1/9, Sportscenter 1/10)

Danny Kanell

Danny Kanell’s Pick

Brian Kelly:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP 1/8)

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-37 (Dari & Mel 1/10)

Tom Luginbill:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Daily 1/6)

Ivan Maisel:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive Podcast 1/9)

Mark May:
Oregon over Ohio St

Booger McFarland:
Ohio St over Oregon 35-31 (Twitter 1/11)

Booger McFarland's pick

Booger McFarland’s pick

Trevor Matich:
Oregon over Ohio St (College Gameday radio 1/12)

Brett McMurphy:
Oregon over Ohio St 48-34 (espn.com 1/12)

Todd McShay:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Championship preview 1/10)

Todd McShay

Todd McShay’s pick

Matt Millen:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Daily 1/6)

Brent Musberger:
Ohio St over Oregon (103.3 ESPN Radio 1/12)

Dari Nowkhah:
Oregon over Ohio St 41-31 (Dari & Mel 1/10)

Woody Paige:
Ohio St over Oregon (ATH 1/12)

Jesse Palmer:
Oregon over Ohio St (SVP 1/9, CFB Daily 1/11)

Bill Plaschke:
Oregon over Ohio St (Around The Horn 1/9)

David Pollack:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Championship preview 1/10)

David Pollack's Pick

David Pollack’s Pick

Ryen Russillo:
Oregon over Ohio St (SVP 1/7)
Oregon-6 vs Ohio St (SVP 1/9)

Bob Ryan:
Ohio St over Oregon (ATH 1/12)

Mark Schlabach:
Ohio St over ORegon 34-31 (espn.com 1/12)

Robert Smith:
Ohio St over Oregon 48-38 (twitter 1/12)

Robert Smith's pick

Robert Smith’s pick

Stephen A. Smith:
Ohio St over Oregon (First Take 1/9)

Marcus Spears:
Ohio St over Oregon (Twitter 1/12)

Marcus Spears' pick

Marcus Spears’ pick

Scott Van Pelt:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP 1/12)
Ohio St+6 vs Oregon (SVP 1/9)

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