Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Week 10 2014: Weekday picks! #cfb #saturdayselections

Week 10 picks are starting to come in after a slow start to the week.  We will have more and more as today and tomorrow chug along, and as always we will be here Saturday morning for all of the big predictions from the Gameday crew and more!

Phil Steele:
Ole Miss over Auburn (by 3)
Georgia over Florida (by 17)
TCU over WVU 37-30
Oregon over Stanford (by 14)
AF over Army
FSU over Louisville
Marshall over FAU
Ariz St over Utah

Colin cowherd:
FSU over Louisville 31-27
TCU over WVU 40-30
Georgia over Florida 33-21
Auburn over Ole Miss 27-20
Miss St over Arkansas 38-27
Oregon over Stanford 33-23
ND over Navy 40-27
Ohio St over Illinois 50-17
UCLA over Arizona 41-34
Ariz St over Utah 30-20

Kirk Herbstreit:
Louisville over FSU

Mark May:
Louisville over FSU
TCU over WVU
Auburn over Ole Miss
Oregon over Stanford

Trevor Matich:
TCU over WVU
Auburn over Ole Miss
Oregon over Stanford
Georgia over Florida

Todd McShay:
TCU over WVU
Auburn over Ole Miss
Oregon over Stanford
Georgia over Florida

Mike Bellotti:
FSU over Louisville

David Pollack:
FSU over Louisville

Heather Dinich:
FSU over Louisville
Ole Miss over Auburn

Matt Millen:
FSU over Louisville

Brett Mcmurphy:
Oregon over Stanford
Auburn over Ole Miss

Danny Kanell:
Ariz St over Utah
FSU over Louisville
Oregon over Stanford

Robert Smith:
Ole Miss over Auburn
TCU over WVU
Oregon over Stanford
FSU over Louisville

Brian Griese:
Auburn over Ole Miss
WVU over TCU
Oregon over Stanford
FSU over Louisville

Chris Fallica:
Oregon over Stanford 31-17
Auburn over Ole Miss 28-17
TCU over WVU 37-36
ECU over Temple 34-31
Nebraska over Purdue 42-27

Pat Forde:
Memphis over Tulsa
GaTech over UVA
Miami Fl over UNC
Duke over Pitt
Wisconsin over Rutgers
ECU over Temple
BC over VaTech
TCU over WVU
OU over Iowa St
KState over Okla St
Mizzou over Kentucky
Nebraska over Purdue
Iowa over NW
Michigan over Indiana
Ariz St over Utah
Oregon over Stanford
Arizona over UCLA
Georgia voer Florida
S.Carolina over Tennessee
Auburn over Ole Miss
Miss St over Arkansas
Baylor over Kansas
Texas over TTU
ND over Navy
Georgia St over App St
USF over Houston

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2014 Mid-season standings update! #cfb #cfbplayoff #secbias

As we sit here heading into week 10 of our 2014 college football season, the first ever College Football Playoff Committee rankings came out last night.  Since the playoff committee has decided this is a good time to put out rankings, we here at Cole’s Gameday Blog have decided this is also a good time to put out the mid-season standings.  We have put together a crack team of experts for the first ever COLE’S GAMEDAY BLOG RANKING COMMITTEE!!!  Our committee members consist of myself, my wife Jennifer, a cat, two jugs of sangria wine, one copy of “The Waterboy” on DVD, a taco ten pack from Taco Bell, and a shrine dedicated to Tim Tebow.  Keep in mind that our conclusions are unofficial (as opposed to whatever else we do here) and will certainly change as the season nears completion.

What you may notice is that, just like the playoff committee, our rankings also include SEC BIAS!!!  Three of our top four competitors are from the SEC Network, which made me wonder if it is easier to pick SEC games, but Greg McElroy also picks games on the Dari & Mel show, where he not only picks other conferences, but is absolutely killing both Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper Jr. this season.  With so many tough games coming up in the SEC (plus bowl season), I can only imagine that the winning percentages may fall for these newcomers, but only time will tell.

So without further adieu, I present to you the rankings from our major competitors though 9 weeks of competition.

2014-15 Season Right-Wrong % Correct
Greg McElroy 43-10 81.13%
Tim Tebow 31-8 79.49%
Marcus Spears 31-8 79.49%
Pat Forde 174-81 79.09%
Booger McFarland 25-7 78.13%
Phil Steele 97-29 76.98%
Brett McMurphy 28-9 75.68%
Colin Cowherd 65-21 75.58%
Paul Finebaum 32-11 74.42%
David Pollack 37-14 72.55%
Robert Smith 32-14 69.57%
Kevin Carter 44-20 68.75%
Lee Corso 69-32 68.32%
Jason Sehorn 30-14 68.18%
Desmond Howard 71-34 67.62%
Dari Nowhkah 25-12 67.57%
Lou Holtz 22-11 66.67%
Mel Kiper Jr. 23-13 63.89%
Jennifer 61-38 61.62%
Chris Fallica 33-21 61.11%
Jon Berger 23-15 60.53%
Celebrity Guests 55-38 59.14%
Danny Kanell 18-13 58.06%
Kirk Herbstreit 55-41 57.29%
Todd McShay 12-9 57.14%
Trevor Matich 17-16 51.52%
Mark May 15-15 50.00%

Week 9 2014: Picks are graded, results are in! #cfb #saturdayselections

Week 9 brought us some great performances both on the field and off of it.  LSU with another 4th quarter comeback against a top 3 opponent; TCU dropping 82 on a poor Texas Tech team; Utah winning a thriller against USC.  We had some true winners amongst our panel of expert prognosticators this week, and somehow also managed the worst performance we’ve seen since the legendary 0-9 week put up by Robert Smith in Week 8 of 2013.  Let’s dive right in

Winners this week were too many to point out, so the following will be highlighted: Lee Corso (9-2), David Pollack (5-1), Marcus Spears (5-0), Kevin Carter (10-3), Colin Cowherd (9-2), and Trevor Matich (5-1).  This week’s co-champions would have to be Desmond Howard, at an impressive 10-1 (thanks to that no-pick on the Michigan game) and celebrity guest picker Jase Robertson, who went a perfect 9-0 on the week.

We only had two real losers this week, the first of which is Mel Kiper Jr. at 1-3.  The second loser this week, who went on Gameday and absolutely squatted over the desk to relieve himself during the pick segment, is special guest celebrity picker Willie Robertson, who put up an impressive 1-8 record this week.  He went with the upset in every single game, and only managed to get the LSU pick right.  Pretty impressive actually.  Combined with his appearance last year (6-4), this brings Willie to 7-12 all time in the rankings.

Coach Corso nailed another headgear pick this week, going with LSU over Ole Miss.  He is on a warpath this year with the headgear picks sitting at 9-1 on the season.  Jennifer continues to put up the big numbers at 8-3 this week, although she missed the upset special of Washington over Arizona State.  Charley the Cat continues her downfall, losing the Ole Miss pick.  Our last note includes the re-emergence of Kirk Herbstreit with an 8-3 record this week, after several devastating weeks recently.

Check out the full slate of picks and results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 9-2
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 8-3
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton
WRONG Texas over KState
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee

Desmond Hoard: 10-1
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Willie Robertson: 1-8
WRONG Kentucky over Miss St
WRONG Tennessee over Alabama
WRONG Penn St over Ohio St
WRONG Texas over KState
WRONG Okla St over WVU
WRONG USC over Utah
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Jase Robertson: 9-0
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio S tover Penn St
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Jennifer’s Picks: 8-3
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Washington over Ariz St (upset special)
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tenessee
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina

David Pollack: 5-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton

Dari Nowkhah: 2-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Wash St over Arizona

Mel Kiper Jr.: 1-3
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG USC over Utah
WRONG Wash St over Arizona

Greg McElroy: 3-2
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St

Tim Tebow: 4-1
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky

Marcus Spears: 5-0
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky

Paul Finebaum: 4-1
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU

Brett McMurphy: 4-1
WRONG Pitt over GaTech
RIGHT CSU over Wyoming
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Memphis over SMU
RIGHT Arkansas over UAB

Phil Steele: 14-5
RIGHT Marshall over FAU
RIGHT UL-Lafayette over Ark St
RIGHT Oregon over Cal
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St (upset special)
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
WRONG UL-Monroe over Texas St
RIGHT W.Michigan over Ohio
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Nebraska over Rutgers
WRONG Minnesota over Illinois

Kevin Carter: 10-3
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over KState
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT TCU over TTU
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse

Charley the Cat: 0-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU

Colin Cowherd: 9-2
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT UCLA over Colorado
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington

Lou Holtz: 4-1
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG S.Carolina over Auburn
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC

Mark May: 3-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah

Chris Fallica: 4-3
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT UCLA over Colorado
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton

Booger McFarland: 2-1
WRONG S.Carolina over Auburn
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Trevor Matich: 5-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan

Brad Edwards: 2-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington

Todd McShay: 1-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky

Ryen Russillo: 1-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Oregon over Cal

Jon Berger: 3-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St

Jason Sehorn: 5-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington

Brian Griese: 3-1
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU

Robert Smith: 2-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Kstate over Texas

Mike Bellotti: 2-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Oregon over Cal

Tim Cowlishaw: 1-0
RIGHT KState over Texas

Charles Arbuckle: 2-0
RIGHT Marshall over FAU
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse

Pat Forde: 22-5
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG UVA over UNC
WRONG Pitt over GaTech
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St
WRONG Minnesota over Illinois
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Oregon over Cal
RIGHT Cinci over USF
RIGHT Boise St over BYU
RIGHT S.Alabama over Troy
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT UCLA over Colorado
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT Nebraska over Rutgers
RIGHT Wisconsin over Maryland
RIGHT Stanford over Oreg St
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Marshall over FAU
RIGHT Georgia Southern over Georgia St