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Week 14 2015: Championship Saturday picks are graded; results are in! #cfb #cfbplayoff

Week 14 of our 2015 season brought us tremendous conference championship games and two random Big 12 games, one of which provided unexpected entertainment.  We had fewer games to pick this weekend, but the magnitude of the championship weekend brought out more of our experts than usual to get their opinions and picks on the record.  Let’s dive right in.

Winners this week included David Pollack (3-1), Colin Cowherd (3-1), Butch Davis (3-1), Heather Dinich (5-1), Brad Edwards (4-1, 2-1 ATS), Paul Finebaum (4-0), Joey Galloway (5-0), Trevor Matich (5-1-1, 1-1-1 ATS), Booger McFarland (3-1), and Ryen Russillo (5-3, but 3-1 ATS).  Our two biggest winners of the weekend will be co-weekly winners, and those would be none other than Lee Corso and Pat Forde, who both came in at 7-1 on the weekend.  Congratulations to the both of them, but especially Lee Corso who has had a rough year this year picking games.

Since the big four conference championships all had the favorites end up winning, our losers this week were basically the ones who decided to try and get cute by predicting chaos.  Kirk Herbstreit went 4-4 on the week, but with one winner against the spread he was 3-4 straight up on the week.  Jon Berger, noted Big 12 expert, only picked two games.  Both of them were Big 12 games, and he got both wrong.  Robert Smith went 5-3 on the week, but his 1-3 record against the spread brings him down to 37.04% ATS this year which is pretty impressive.  However, I have no other choice for this week’s big loser than Gameday celebrity guest picker Dallas Clark, who decided to show up with some of the best celebrity guest analysis of the year before dropping a 2-5 record on us.

This was Lee Corso’s fourth time picking a game involving Michigan State as a headgear matchup this year, and he picked against them the first three times (losing all three).  This week he finally went with Michigan State and got it right, bringing him to 4-10 on the year.  Jennifer had another winner at 5-3 on the week, and Charley the Cat also booked a winner with Michigan State over Iowa (bringing her to 5-9 on the year).  Everyone else was somewhere in between all of this, so check the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 7-1
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa (headgear pick)
RIGHT Stanford over USC
WRONG Baylor over Texas
RIGHT KState over WVU
RIGHT Houston over Temple
RIGHT WKU over Southern Miss
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Kirk Herbstreit: 4-4 (1-0 ATS)
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG USC over Stanford
WRONG Baylor over Texas
WRONG WVU over KState
RIGHT Houston over Temple
WRONG Southern Miss over WKU
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Texas+21 vs Baylor

Desmond Howard: 5-4 (1-0 ATS)
RIGHT Stanford over USC
WRONG Baylor over Texas
WRONG WVU over Kansas State
RIGHT Houston over Temple
WRONG Southern Miss over WKU
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
RIGHT Texas+21 vs Baylor

Dallas Clark: 2-5
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
WRONG Baylor over Texas
WRONG WVU over Kansas State
WRONG Temple over Houston
RIGHT WKU over Southern Miss
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Clemson over UNC

David Pollack: 3-1
RIGHT Stanford over USC
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
WRONG UNC over Clemson

Jennifer’s Picks: 5-3
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
WRONG Baylor over Texas
WRONG WVU over KState
RIGHT Houston over Temple
WRONG Southern Miss over WKU
RIGHT Stanford over USC
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa

Andrea Adelson: 1-0
RIGHT Clemson over UNC

Skip Bayless: 1-0
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa

Jon Berger: 0-2
WRONG Baylor over Texas
WRONG WVU over KState

Mack Brown: 3-0
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Stanford over USC

Kevin Carter: 2-1
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
RIGHT Clemson over UNC

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 6-4 (3-2 ATS)
RIGHT Clemson over UNC 42-37
RIGHT Alabama over Florida 20-3
WRONG USC over Stanford 35-34
WRONG Air Force over SDSU 34-30
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa 27-17
RIGHT Clemson vs UNC Over 67
RIGHT Florida+17.5 vs Alabama
WRONG Mich St-3.5 vs Iowa
WRONG USC+4.5 vs Stanford
RIGHT Air Force+5.5 vs SDSU

Colin Cowherd: 3-1
WRONG UNC over Clemson
RIGHT Alabama over Florida (by 21)
RIGHT Stanford over USC (by 7)
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa (by 7)

Tim Cowlishaw: 1-0
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa

Butch Davis: 3-1
RIGHT BGSU over NIU
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Heather Dinich: 5-1
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Houston over Temple
RIGHT BGSU over NIU

Brad Edwards: 4-1 (2-1 ATS)
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT SDSU over Air Force
WRONG SDSU-4.5 vs Air Force
RIGHT USC vs Stanford over 58
RIGHT Clemson vs UNC over 69

Chris Fallica: 7-6 (3-5 ATS)
RIGHT Clemson over UNC 31-21
RIGHT Alabama over Florida 27-13
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa 34-24
RIGHT Houston over Temple 30-28
WRONG Baylor over Texas 48-21
RIGHT Clemson-5.5 vs UNC
RIGHT Florida+17.5 vs Alabama
WRONG Mich St-3.5 vs Iowa
WRONG Temple+6.5 vs Houston
WRONG Baylor -20.5 vs Texas
WRONG Baylor-21 vs Texas (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Temple+6 vs Houston (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT Clemson-5 vs UNC (Bear’s Bank)

Paul Finebaum: 4-0
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Stanford over USC
RIGHT Clemson over UNC

Pat Forde: 7-1
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa 28-17
RIGHT Clemson over UNC 35-31
RIGHT Alabama over Florida 21-3
RIGHT Stanford over USC 31-28
RIGHT Houston over Temple 36-34
WRONG Southern Miss over WKU 41-42
RIGHT SDSU over AF 35-28
RIGHT BGSU over NIU 42-31

Joey Galloway: 5-0
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Stanford over USC
RIGHT BGSU over NIU

Dan Hawkins: 2-0
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Danny Kanell: 4-4 (2-2 ATS)
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Florida+18 vs Alabama
WRONG USC+4.5 vs Stanford
WRONG UNC+5 vs Clemson
RIGHT Iowa+3.5 vs Mich St

Mel Kiper Jr.: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Tom Luginbill: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Ivan Maisel: 1-0
RIGHT Houston over Temple

Trevor Matich: 5-1-1 (1-1-1 ATS)
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Stanford over USC
PUSH Mich St-3 vs Iowa
WRONG Alabama-17 vs Florida
RIGHT Clemson vs UNC over 69

Mark May: 3-0
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Clemson over UNC

Greg McElroy: 2-1
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
WRONG Iowa over Mich St

Booger McFarland: 3-1
WRONG UNC over Clemson
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Stanford over USC
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa

Ryan McGee: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Dari Nowkhah: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Ryen Russillo: 5-3 (3-1 ATS)
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG USC over Stanford
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Florida+18 vs Alabama
WRONG USC+4.5 vs Stanford
RIGHT Clemson-5 vs UNC
RIGHT Iowa+3.5 vs Mich St

Mark Schlabach: 1-0
RIGHT Clemson over UNC

Jason Sehorn: 3-2
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
WRONG USC over Stanford
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG Temple over Houston

Robert Smith: 5-3 (1-3 ATS)
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Clemson over UNC
RIGHT Stanford over USC
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG USC+4.5 vs Stanford
WRONG Alabama-18 vs Florida
RIGHT Clemson-5 vs UNC
WRONG Mich St-3.5 vs Iowa

Marcus Spears: 1-1
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
WRONG Iowa over Mich St

Phil Steele: 11-5 (4-3 ATS)
RIGHT Clemson over UNC (by 7)
RIGHT Houston over Temple
RIGHT Alabama over Florida
RIGHT Stanford over USC (by 3)
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa (by 3)
RIGHT SDSU over AF
WRONG Baylor over Texas
RIGHT BGSU over NIU
WRONG Southern Miss over WKU
RIGHT Houston-6 vs Temple
WRONG Alabama vs Florida Under 40
RIGHT Mich St vs Iowa Under 52
RIGHT Stanford vs USC Over 58.5
WRONG Southern Miss+7.5 vs WKU
WRONG SDSU-5 vs AF
RIGHT Texas+21 vs Baylor

Clint Stoerner: 0-1
WRONG UNC over Clemson

Tim Tebow: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Florida

Scott Van Pelt: 1-0 ATS
RIGHT Air Force+6.5 vs SDSU

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