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Week 1 2016: College football picks are graded; results are up! #CFB #CFBPicks

Week 1 is in the books, and I think we can all safely say that “The greatest opening week of all time” not only delivered, but may have been underhyped.  We saw tremendous matchups, exciting finishes, and some surprising upsets.  That made predicting the outcomes a difficult task for some, so let’s dive right in.

Winners this week include David Pollack (7-2), Charles Arbuckle (5-3), Paul Finebaum (9-4), Pat Forde (24-8), Joey Galloway (5-2), Greg McElroy (5-2), Dari Nowkhah (7-2), and Tim Tebow (6-2).  We had a handful of really good weeks but I’m not sure how to sort it out due to vastly different slates of picks, so all of the following will be awarded a partial win this week.  Andrea Adelson went 11-2 on the ACC picks this week.  Marcus Spears went 8-2 on the SEC picks this week.  Phil Steele went 9-3 straight up on the week and 4-4 on a really tough week against the spread.  And of course a special gold star goes out to Scott Van Pelt who went 4-1 against the spread this weekend.

Losers this week include some pretty shameful performances from Stanford Steve (3-3 Straight up, 1-6 ATS), Colin Cowherd 3-6, newcomer Dusty Dvoracek (1-3 Straight up, 1-4 ATS), and Danny Kanell (2-5 Straight up, 2-4 ATS).  However, the official loss this week has to go to Chris “The Bear” Fallica, who got drilled going 1-5 straight up and 1-6 against the spread.  That is NOT a profitable week, so all of you gamblers can take it up with Fallica directly.

Lee Corso went with the LSU headgear pick and missed that one after Wisconsin took down the Bayeux Bengals.  There’s no shame in that pick, because Aaron Rodgers was the one and only person to predict a Wisconsin win.  Rodgers, the celebrity guest picker, went 8-2 on the week.  @GamedayJen went 9-3 on the week, so they both get a share of this week’s win.  @TheGamedayBaby made her debut this week going 0-1 on the LSU pick, but also went 1-0 against the spread betting on Texas.

Everyone else was somewhere in between, so check out the full slate of week 1 results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 6-7 (Headgear 0-1 YTD, Super Dog 0-1 ATS/0-1 Straight up)
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin (Headgear pick)
RIGHT NDSU over Charleston So.
WRONG BC over GT
WRONG Arizona over BYU
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii
WRONG ND over Texas
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
WRONG Auburn over Clemson
WRONG OU over Houston
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
WRONG ATS/WRONG SU Super Dog: SJSU+5 vs Tulsa

Kirk Herbstreit: 6-5 (Super Dog 1-0 ATS/1-0 Straight up)
WRONG UNC over Georgia
RIGHT NDSU over Charleston So.
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn (close)
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii
WRONG Arizona over BYU
RIGHT W.Michigan over NW
RIGHT Texas over ND
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT ATS/RIGHT SU Super Dog: W.Michigan+5 vs NW

Desmond Howard: 7-5 (Super Dog 1-0 ATS/1-0 Straight Up)
RIGHT NDSU over Charleston So.
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn (BIG)
WRONG UNC over Georgia
RIGHT BYU over Arizona
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii
WRONG ND over Texas
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin (BIG)
RIGHT ATS/RIGHT SU Super Dog: Wyoming+9 vs NIU

Aaron Rodgers: 8-2
RIGHT Texas over ND
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT BYU over Arizona
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
RIGHT Wisconsin over LSU

David Pollack: 7-2
RIGHT NDSU over Charleston So.
RIGHT Houston over OU
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
RIGHT BYU over Arizona
RIGHT Alabama over USC
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
WRONG ND over Texas
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss

Jennifer’s Picks: 9-3
RIGHT NDSU over Charleston So.
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
WRONG Arizona over BYU
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Texas over ND
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Houston over OU (Upset special!)
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii

The Gameday Baby: 0-1 straight up, 1-0 ATS
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Texas+4 vs Notre Dame

Andrea Adelson: 11-2
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
WRONG UNC over UGA
RIGHT GT over BC
RIGHT Louisville over Charlotte
RIGHT Wake Forest over Tulane
RIGHT NC St over W&M
RIGHT Syracuse over Colgate
RIGHT VT over Liberty
RIGHT Pitt over Villanova
WRONG UVA over Richmond
RIGHT Duke over UNC Central
RIGHT Miami FL over FAMU

Charles Arbuckle: 5-3
RIGHT Houston over OU
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT Texas over ND
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
WRONG UNC over Georgia

Mike Bellotti: 1-0
Texas over Notre Dame

Mack Brown: 1-1
LSU over Wisconsin
Texas over ND

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 3-3 Straight Up, 1-6 ATS
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
WRONG OU over Houston
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA
WRONG Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT (1-0 on ESPN Insider pick)
WRONG LSU vs Wisconsin over 44.5
WRONG OU vs Houston over 68
WRONG OU-11.5 vs Houston (if he had to pick a side)
RIGHT TAMU-3 vs UCLA
WRONG ND vs Texas Under 60
WRONG Fordham+26.5 vs Navy
WRONG CSU ML vs Colorado

Colin Cowherd: 3-6
RIGHT Alabama over USC 31-13
RIGHT Stanford over KState (closer than 15)
WRONG OU over Houston (close)
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
WRONG UNC over Georgia
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG Notre Dame over Texas
WRONG Ole Miss over FSU

Rece Davis: 1-2 (Superdog 1-0 ATS/1-0 Straight up)
WRONG UNC over Georgia
RIGHT Ohio St over BGSU
WRONG ND over Texas
RIGHT ATS/RIGHT SU Super Dog: S.Miss+6 vs Kentucky

Heather Dinich: 1-0
FSU over Ole Miss

Chris Doering: 4-2
WRONG Mizzou over WVU 31-30
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin 27-10
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA 33-31
RIGHT Georgia over UNC 34-20
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn 31-23
RIGHT Alabama over USC 35-9

Dusty Dvoracek: 1-3 Straight up,1-4 ATS
RIGHT Stanford over KState
WRONG Notre Dame over Texas
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
WRONG USC+11 vs Alabama
WRONG LSU-10.5 vs Wisconsin
WRONG UCLA+3 vs TAMU
RIGHT Texas+3.5 vs ND
WRONG OU-11.5 vs Houston

Brad Edwards: 2-0
RIGHT Texas over Notre Dame
RIGHT Alabama over USC

Chris “The Bear” Fallica: 1-5 straight up, 1-6 ATS
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin 33-17
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
WRONG UNC over UGA
1-1 on ESPN Insider Picks
WRONG UNC ML vs UGA
WRONG LSU vs Wisconsin over 44.5
WRONG OU-11.5 vs Houston
WRONG UCLA+3 vs TAMU (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT Tx St+21 vs Ohio (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG UNC+3 vs UGA (Bear’s Bank)
0-1 ESPN Insider ATS

Paul Finebaum: 9-4
Predicted no upsets in top 10
WRONG ND over Texas (CFB Live 8/19)
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Ohio St over BGSU
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii
RIGHT Stanford over KState
RIGHT Tennessee over App St
WRONG Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA

Pat Forde: 24-8
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
WRONG UNC over Georgia
RIGHT Colorado over CSU
RIGHT Mich St over Furman
RIGHT Stanford over KState
RIGHT Baylor over NW St
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
WRONG Virginia over Richmond
RIGHT GT over BC
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
WRONG Iowa St over N Iowa
RIGHT Okla St over SE Louisiana
RIGHT Iowa over Mia (OH)
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii
RIGHT Ohio St over BGSU
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Boise St over UL-Lafayette
RIGHT BYU over Arizona
RIGHT Oregon over UCD
RIGHT Washington over Rutgers
WRONG Wash St over EWU
RIGHT Florida over Mass
RIGHT S.Miss over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Arkansas over LaTech
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT Houston over OU
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT TCU over S. Dakota St
WRONG NIU over Wyoming
RIGHT SMU over UNT
WRONG Notre Dame over Texas

Joey Galloway: 5-2
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Colorado over CSU

Danny Kanell: 2-5 Straight Up, 2-4 ATS
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii
WRONG Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
RIGHT Alabama over USC
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG UNC over Georgia
WRONG LSU over Wiscsonsin
WRONG Ole Miss over FSU
WRONG OU-11.5 vs Houston
WRONG UCLA+3 vs TAMU
RIGHT Wisconsin+11 vs LSU
WRONG UNC+3 vs Geoergia
WRONG USC+11.5 vs Alabama
RIGHT Auburn+7.5 vs Clemson

Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Arkansas over LT

Joel Klatt: 1-0
RIGHT Colorado over CSU

Trevor Matich: 3-3
WRONG OU over Houston
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA
WRONG UNC over Georgia
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss

Greg McElroy: 5-2
RIGHT Texas over ND (CFB Live 8/19)
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Arkansas over LT
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG UNC over Georgia
WRONG Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over App St

Booger McFarland: 5-4
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin 31-13
WRONG Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
RIGHT Alabama over USC 24-3
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn 45-21
RIGHT Georgia over UNC 17-14
WRONG Ole Miss over FSU
WRONG Mizzou over WVU 21-17
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA 35-28
RIGHT Texas over Notre Dame

Brett McMurphy: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn

Todd McShay: 1-0
RIGHT Texas over Notre Dame

Dari Nowkhah: 7-2
RIGHT Ohio St over BGSU
WRONG OU over Houston
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT Texas over ND
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss

Jordan Rodgers: 2-2
RIGHT Florida over UMass
WRONG Kentucky over S.Miss
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
WRONG Vanderbilt over S.Carolina

Ryen Russillo: 2-1 Straight Up, 2-4 ATS
WRONG OU over Houston
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG OU-11.5 vs Houston
RIGHT TAMU-3 vs UCLA
RIGHT Wisconsin+11 vs LSU
WRONG UNC+3 vs Georgia
WRONG USC+11.5 vs Alabama
WRONG Clemson-7.5 vs Auburn

Mark Schlabach: 1-0
SDSU over New Hampshire

Jason Sehorn: 4-3
WRONG OU over Houston
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Texas over ND
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin

Robert Smith: 1-0
Stanford over KState

Marcus Spears: 8-2
RIGHT Florida over UMass
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
RIGHT Miss St over S. Alabama
WRONG Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over App St
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA

Phil Steele: 9-3 Straight up, 4-4 ATS on ESPN Insider
RIGHT Texas over Notre Dame
RIGHT Cal over Hawaii 46-26 (High scoring game of the week)
RIGHT Alabama over USC (by two touchdowns)
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin (by two touchdowns)
WRONG OU over Houston
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG UCLA over TAMU
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Michigan over Hawaii
2-0 Straight Up on ESPN Insider

Matt Stinchcomb: 2-1
RIGHT WVU over Mizzou
RIGHT Tennessee over App St
WRONG Vanderbilt over S.Carolina

Clint Stoerner: 4-2
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT Arkansas over LT
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG Kentucky over S.Miss
RIGHT FSU over Ole Miss
WRONG Miss St over S.Alabama

Tim Tebow: 6-2
RIGHT S.Carolina over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Tennessee over App St
RIGHT Clemson over Auburn
WRONG LSU over Wisconsin
WRONG Ole Miss over FSU
RIGHT Georgia over UNC
RIGHT Alabama over USC
RIGHT TAMU over UCLA

Scott Van Pelt: 4-1 ATS
RIGHT W.Michigan+5 vs NW
RIGHT Auburn+7.5 vs Clemson
RIGHT Houston+11.5 vs OU
WRONG SJSU+5 vs Tulsa
RIGHT Texas+3.5 vs ND

Dave Wannstedt: 1-0
RIGHT Stanford over KState

Week 1 2016: College Gameday review! #cfb #getup4gameday

Welcome back everyone to the return of the College Gameday weekly review.  This is of course where all of us with an unhealthy Gameday obsession can celebrate and nit-pick the finer points of this week’s College Gameday celebration as if it were a fine wine we were sampling.

This week’s edition of College Gameday was broadcasting live from Green Bay, Wisconsin, for the big matchup between #1 Alabama and #20 USC.  For the first time in 7+ months, we got to be woken up by COMIN’ TO YOUR CITAAAAAY as performed by an ever-expanding cast including Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy, Lzzy Hale, Travie McCoy, and more.  At this point, I think every season they should keep adding new performers to this intro, and before long it will basically be the new millennium’s version of “We are the world“.  Except, you know, it will be to celebrate a college football pregame show instead of raising money for Africa.

So now that we have been welcomed to their citaaay, let’s not forget that this week 1 has been billed as the greatest opening week of all time in college football history.  As athletic directors start to figure out the finer points of this college football playoff deal, all of the contenders are trying to put some legitimate names on their scheduling resumes.  Of course, sometimes you go ahead and schedule a cupcake, pay them a couple hundred grand to show up, and then get your ass kicked anyways.

Back to Gameday, as the show opened up and they were introducing the crew, Desmond Howard got quite the ovation by the Packer Nation for his Superbowl MVP performance during his tenure in Green Bay.

Corso and Kirk had a beer to kick the show off.

The rest of the crew was back in full this year, including Chris “The Bear” Fallica as their research lead/gambling aficionado.  My wife Jennifer (@GamedayJen) was the first one to point out that they backed way off of the gambling angle this year.  Last year they were talking point spreads for the first time ever, and even started picking a few games against the spread.  This year there were only glancing mentions of the gambling lines aside from the fantastic return of BEAR’S BANK!  Chris Fallica was on FIRE last year picking games against the spread, so pay attention all of you degenerates who need to get down on some last minute bets at 10AM Saturday morning.  This week, Bear’s Bank liked UCLA+3, UNC+3, and Texas State+21 vs Ohio.  The first two were losers yesterday, but as you can see in the scores pictured above, Texas State showed up as a 21 point dog and decided to beat Ohio on the field and claim the title of fiercest Bobcat mascot in the country.

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There was an earthquake late Friday night/early Saturday morning about 50 miles outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma which was discussed.  The 5.6 scale earthquake was apparently felt in much of the midwest ranging from Iowa to Texas, or in other words, it was a Big 12 earthquake.

Signs this week were pretty tame, but this year it looks like the memes are going to be dank.  Harambe was a big player in the signage yesterday as you can see below.

We also had signs with allegations that Les Miles killed Harambe and Colin Kaepernick killed Harambe.  However, a late contender for sign of the week really got a chuckle out of me:

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This brings us to everyone’s favorite segment of the week.  The “OFFICIAL GAMEDAY JEN REVIEW OF THE SAM PONDER OUTFIT OF THE WEEK”!!!  This week Sam Ponder was sporting a nice little outfit of which Gameday Jen had to say: “I like the blazer and the all black.  I like the neck-line detail and the shoes are great”.  I myself question the pants, which taper sharply at the ankle, as they appear to be a slimmer version of parachute pants.  However, since I am the owner of a vast wardrobe of generic polos and ill-fitting pants, I advise you to trust in Sam Ponder’s fashion choices above my own.

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The Gameday boys spent an unnecessary amount of time on Saturday’s show discussing the fact that the NCAA had outlawed the Lambeau Leap from the LSU/Wisconsin game.  I personally think the football players should be allowed to do it after scoring, but I also think we should go all-in with 1980’s Miami Hurricane’s style celebrations in these games.  However, since the rules say no excessive celebrations, I didn’t really think there was a need for any debate, much less suggestions that the coaches should have agreed to decline any excessive celebration penalty after a Lambeau Leap.

Marcus Spears and Kaylee Hartung from the SEC network joined the Gameday crew via satellite to talk about the horrible flooding in Louisiana and the relief efforts which the LSU football program, led by Les Miles, has undertaken.  It boggles my mind that the LSU fans, alumni, and boosters want to run Les Miles out of town like a common pygmy.  This is a man who wins 10 games a year, won a national championship, and does great work for the community.  I guess it doesn’t matter if you’re not beating ‘Bama.

For those of you who follow College Gameday religiously, you will know the man known as Lee Fitting.  He is the long-time College Gameday producer who has been behind the wheel of this thing for all six of their Emmy awards.  After 12 years, and one week into his 13th season, he will be leaving the show to be in charge of all college sports at ESPN.  They showed a tribute to Lee, and it is a shame that we will be missing him going forward, but we wish him all of the luck in the world.

David Pollack wore a grill as payoff from a bet with Houston coach Tom Herman from last season.  He looks… special.

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman showed up on College Gameday for some reason.  I assumed there would be some kind of tie-in to LSU, Wisconsin, Green Bay, or one of the players to explain her presence, but if there was I didn’t see it.  She had little to contribute to the football-centric nature of the show aside from her brother and dad “liking sports”.  Oh well, USA!  USA! USA!

Combined with Aly Raisman’s appearance, we saw the continuation of what will hopefully be a great tradition for years to come.  The second annual David Pollack vertical leap challenge!  This year he succeeded again, but managed to rip his pants.  Truly compelling television.  This needs to be back next year.

A cool segment followed by Tom Rinaldi about unorthodox offseason training which some programs are starting to get into.  Many teams are starting to send their students through EXTREME workouts like military style bootcamps to build toughness and teamwork.  It looked really cool.  I’m allowed to say that sitting here on the couch in my underwear eating a churro.

I’m proud to say we also saw the return of BEATNIK POETRY WITH TOM RINALDI!!! This week he had a spoken word performance entitled “I AM LAMBEAU” about the experiences of the living, breathing nature of Lambeau field.  Or something.

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Tom Rinaldi performing live

Other miscellaneous notes include QB Guru George Whitfield showing up to break down QB footwork film while walking through a crowd with Rece Davis.  I still don’t get this segment.  I mean, I’m sure George is very good at what he does, but why do they need to be walking through the crowd every time?

Gene Wojciechowski had a weird animated piece about Jim Harbaugh’s offseason, which he called his offseason bucket list.  Harbaugh was everywhere: conducting an orchestra, rapping, coaching 1st base for the Detroit Tigers, Disneyland with Jerry Springer, hanging out with Chewbacca, and tweeting nonstop.  Oh yeah he did some recruiting too.

Everyone’s favorite segment #YOUHADONEJOB was back.  I don’t have any video to show you because ESPN hasn’t put this online as far as I’m aware.  So how about a picture of Rich Rodriguez re-enacting a scene from Gladiator.

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The Lambeau Field executive chef showed up with a ridiculous spread of food including bacon wrapped baked potatoes and foot long bratwurst.  Desmond once again let us know he is NOT HAVING THE PORK.  Anyways, we can probably find a use for this picture somewhere down the line.

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At this point, after a very busy show, it was time to get down to business and make some damn picks.  Aaron Rodgers was the special guest this week to make picks with the Gameday crew.  He put on his nicest white undershirt this morning for his TV appearance, and seemed like not only had he just woken up, but that he probably doesn’t watch college football.  To nobody’s surprise, David Pollack, Kirk Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard picked LSU in the day’s big game, while Rodgers picked Wisconsin.  Corso donned an the LSU headgear complete with a cheesehead for fun as he picked the Bayeux Bengals to win in this game.

@GamedayJen picked LSU as well as the show completed, and we had one more pick to get on the record.  This year we are proud to announce we have been joined by @TheGamedayBaby who will be making a weekly pick and spouting off hot sports takes.  The Gameday Baby went with the LSU Tigers as well, making Aaron Rodgers the only person I have on record as picking Wisconsin, in one of the most lopsided picks I’ve ever tracked which ended up being right.  Check back tomorrow night for a full slate of the results to see who won this week, who lost this week, and how your favorite (or most hated) personality did.

Week 1 2016: Saturday morning #CFB Picks! #getup4gameday

I can’t believe we made it.  Kickoff Saturday is here and that means we can really get down to the business of finding out who knows how to pick winners and who doesn’t.  There’s a ton of weekday picks posted already, but we will be updating all morning with the latest freshly baked Saturday morning picks right here as soon as they come in.  Check back often to see who your favorite (or most hated) picked in the biggest games this weekend.

Lee Corso:
LSU over Wisconsin (Headgear pick)
NDSU over Charleston So.
BC over GT
Arizona over BYU
Michigan over Hawaii
ND over Texas
FSU over Ole Miss
Georgia over UNC
Auburn over Clemson
OU over Houston
Alabama over USC
WVU over Mizzou

Kirk Herbstreit:
UNC over Georgia
NDSU over Charleston So.
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Clemson over Auburn (close)
Michigan over Hawaii
Arizona over BYU
W.Michigan over NW
Texas over ND
WVU over Mizzou
LSU over Wisconsin

Desmond Howard:
NDSU over Charleston So.
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Clemson over Auburn (BIG)
UNC over Georgia
BYU over Arizona
Alabama over USC
Michigan over Hawaii
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
WVU over Mizzou
LSU over Wisconsin (BIG)

Aaron Rodgers:
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
Georgia over UNC
Clemson over Auburn
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Alabama over USC
BYU over Arizona
WVU over Mizzou
Wisconsin over LSU

David Pollack:
NDSU over Charleston So.
LSU over Wisconsin
Houston over OU
Clemson over Auburn
Georgia over UNC
BYU over Arizona
Alabama over USC
LSU over Wisconsin

Jennifer’s Picks:
NDSU over Charleston So.
Clemson over Auburn
Georgia over UNC
Arizona over BYU
Alabama over USC
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
Houston over OU (Upset special!)
UCLA over TAMU
WVU over Mizzou
LSU over Wisconsin

Paul Finebaum: Predicted no upsets in top 10
ND over Texas (CFB Live 8/19)
Alabama over USC
Clemson over Auburn
OU over Houston
LSU over Wisconsin
Ohio St over BGSU
Michigan over Hawaii
Stanford over KState
Tennessee over App St
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
FSU over Ole Miss
Georgia over UNC
TAMU over UCLA

Marcus Spears:
Florida over UMass
Georgia over UNC
LSU over Wisconsin
Miss St over S. Alabama
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
Tennessee over App St
Clemson over Auburn
FSU over Ole Miss
Alabama over USC
TAMU over UCLA

Tim Tebow:
S.Carolina over Vanderbilt
Tennessee over App St
Clemson over Auburn
LSU over Wisconsin
Ole Miss over FSU
Georgia over UNC
Alabama over USC
TAMU over UCLA

Chris “The Bear” Fallica: (Behind the Bets Podcast 8/31)
LSU over Wisconsin 33-17
LSU vs Wisconsin over 44.5
OU over Houston
OU-11.5 vs Houston
UCLA over TAMU
UCLA+3 vs TAMU (Bear’s Bank)
Tx St+21 vs Ohio (Bear’s Bank)
UNC+3 vs UGA (Bear’s Bank)
UNC over UGA
UNC ML vs UGA

Trevor Matich:
OU over Houston
TAMU over UCLA
UNC over Georgia
LSU over Wisconsin
Alabama over USC

Jason Sehorn:
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Georgia over UNC
Alabama over USC
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
LSU over Wisconsin

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Alabama over USC
Arkansas over LT

Dari Nowkhah:
FSU over Ole Miss
Ohio St over BGSU
OU over Houston
TAMU over UCLA
LSU over Wisconsin
Georgia over UNC
Alabama over USC
Clemson over Auburn
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss