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2018-19 Bowl Season: Picks are graded; results are in!

The 2018-19 college football season is in the books.  Here are the bowl grades to tie you over until we determine our yearly champion.  Obviously not everyone qualifies for our made-up bowl competition, so our panel of scientists has made the following determinations.

Our 2018-19 bowl season will award a straight-up champion and a gambling champion since it is hard to separate the two.  Our straight-up picking champion for this bowl season is actually a tie.  @GamedayJen and Mark Schlabach both went 26-15 on the bowl picks this year and topped all of our experts who picked a full slate of games.  Our ATS gambling champion is going to be Dusty Dvoracek at 9-3 ATS.  Nobody picked the full slate of games ATS, but nobody really had a good bowl season picking ATS, so he wins.

Congratulations to all of our competitors this year.

Straight up grades:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Corso.Headgear 100% 3 0
Charles.Arbuckle 100% 1 0
Danny.Kanell 100% 1 0
Matt.Leinart 100% 2 0
Brett.McMurphy 100% 2 0
Houston.Nutt 100% 2 0
Dusty.Dvoracek 80% 4 1
Jake.Trotter 75% 3 1
David.Pollack 71.43% 5 2
Mark.May 70% 7 3
Lee.Corso 66.67% 16 8
Andrea.Adelson 66.67% 2 1
Colin.Cowherd 66.67% 2 1
Tim.Cowlishaw 66.67% 4 2
Heather.Dinich 66.67% 2 1
Mike.Greenberg 66.67% 2 1
Lou.Holtz 66.67% 6 3
Chris.Low 66.67% 2 1
Ivan.Maisel 66.67% 2 1
Ryan.McGee 66.67% 2 1
Marcus.Spears 66.67% 6 3
Tim.Tebow 66.67% 4 2
Randy.Cross 63.64% 7 4
Aaron.Taylor 63.64% 7 4
Jennifer 63.41% 26 15
Mark.Schlabach 63.41% 26 15
Paul.Finebaum 62.50% 5 3
Pete.Thamel 60% 21 14
Emmanuel.Acho 58.82% 10 7
Greg.McElroy 58.54% 24 17
Jonathan.Vilma 58.33% 7 5
Phil.Steele 57.50% 23 17
Joel.Klatt 57.14% 4 3
Rick.Neuheisel 57.14% 4 3
Stewart.Mandel 55% 22 18
Adam.Rittenberg 53.66% 22 19
Kirk.Herbstreit 52.38% 11 10
Pat.Forde 51.22% 21 20
Desmond.Howard 50% 12 12
Skip.Bayless 50% 1 1
Steve.Coughlin 50% 6 6
Chris.Fallica 50% 8 8
Bruce.Feldman 50% 20 20
Joey.Galloway 50% 2 2
Tom.Luginbill 50% 1 1
Booger.McFarland 50% 1 1
Todd.McShay 50% 1 1
Dari.Nowkhah 50% 1 1
Jesse.Palmer 50% 2 2
Robert.Smith 50% 1 1
Dave.Wannstedt 50% 1 1
Celebrity.Guest 47.37% 9 10
Andy.Staples 46.34% 19 22
Brian.Jones 45.45% 5 6
Jim.Mora.Jr 42.86% 3 4
Trevor.Matich 40% 2 3
Dan.Orlovsky 29.41% 5 12
Jordan.Rodgers 25% 1 3
Gene.Chizik 0% 0 1
Chris.Doering 0% 0 1
Mike.Golic 0% 0 1
Chip.Kelly 0% 0 1
Stephen.A.Smith 0% 0 1
Dan.Wetzel 0% 0 1
Trey.Wingo 0% 0 1

ATS grades:

% Correct n.correct n.wrong n.tie
danny.kanell.ats 100% 3 0 0
dari.nowkhah.ats 100% 1 0 0
dusty.dvoracek.ats 75% 9 3 0
dave.portnoy.ats 72.22% 13 5 0
adam.kramer.ats 71.43% 5 2 0
dan.katz.ats 64.71% 11 6 0
steve.coughlin.ats 61.54% 8 5 0
jake.trotter.ats 60% 3 2 0
todd.fuhrman.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
rufus.peabody.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
chris.fallica.ats 52.63% 10 9 0
colin.cowherd.ats 50% 1 1 0
will.harris.ats 50% 1 1 0
doug.kezirian.ats 50% 4 4 0
scott.spreitzer.ats 50% 7 7 0
phil.steele.ats 50% 11 11 0
pete.thamel.ats 46.15% 18 21 0
jeff.ma.ats 42.86% 3 4 0
rico.bosco.ats 40% 6 9 0
pat.forde.ats 30.77% 12 27 0
tim.cowlishaw.ats 30% 3 7 0
scott.van.pelt.ats 0% 0 2 0

2018-19 Bowl Season: ATS Picks w/ Phil Steele (part 2)! #BowlMania

Update: The following two picks are added from Friday’s Campus Conversation podcast:

Date Pick
12/22/18 Troy + 1.5 vs Buffalo
12/22/18 Memphis vs Wake Forest Over 73

Phil Steele was back on Doug Kezirian’s podcast this week and gave out a handful of plays for the upcoming games.  Listen to the full thing for breakdown on the games and some other games which weren’t official picks.

Date Pick
12/27/18 Miami (FL)  -3.5 vs Wisconsin
12/26/18 Boston College + 2.5 vs Boise State
12/26/18 TCU  PK vs California
12/26/18 Georgia Tech  -5.5 vs Minnesota
12/22/18 Army  -4.5 vs Houston

2018-19 Bowl Season: #BowlMania picks ATS w/ Phil Steele!

Here are the ATS picks on the bowl games which I’ve collected from his appearances on Behind the Bets with Doug Kezirian as well as the Campus Conversation podcast today.

Date Pick
12/20/18 Marshall  -2.5 vs South Florida
12/18/18 Alabama-Birmingham  -2.5 vs Northern Illinois
12/15/18 MTSU + 7 vs Appalachian State
12/15/18 Arizona State + 4.5 vs Fresno State
12/15/18 Eastern Michigan + 3 vs Georgia Southern
12/15/18 North Texas + 8 vs Utah State