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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: #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

2018-19 Bowl Season: #BowlMania picks w/ Mark Schlabach!

One of our favorite holiday traditions around here is Mark Schlabach’s yearly bowl picks.  Here they are via ESPN.com.

Date Picks
1/7/19 Alabama  over  Clemson
1/1/19 LSU  over  Central Florida
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Mississippi State  over  Iowa
1/1/19 Penn State  over  Kentucky
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington
12/31/18 Cincinnati  over  Virginia Tech
12/31/18 Oregon  over  Michigan State
12/31/18 Missouri  over  Oklahoma State
12/31/18 Texas A&M  over  North Carolina State
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/31/18 Stanford  over  Pittsburgh
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Arkansas State  over  Nevada
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia
12/28/18 Purdue  over  Auburn
12/28/18 Washington State  over  Iowa State
12/28/18 Syracuse  over  West Virginia
12/27/18 Vanderbilt  over  Baylor
12/27/18 Temple  over  Duke
12/27/18 Wisconsin  over  Miami (FL)
12/26/18 Boise State  over  Boston College
12/26/18 TCU  over  California
12/26/18 Georgia Tech  over  Minnesota
12/22/18 Army  over  Houston
12/22/18 Troy  over  Buffalo
12/22/18 Louisiana Tech  over  Hawaii
12/22/18 Memphis  over  Wake Forest
12/21/18 BYU  over  Western Michigan
12/21/18 FIU  over  Toledo
12/20/18 Marshall  over  South Florida
12/19/18 Ohio  over  San Diego State
12/18/18 Alabama-Birmingham  over  Northern Illinois
12/15/18 Appalachian State  over  MTSU
12/15/18 Fresno State  over  Arizona State
12/15/18 Georgia Southern  over  Eastern Michigan
12/15/18 Tulane  over  UL Lafayette
12/15/18 Utah State  over  North Texas
12/15/18 North Carolina A&T  over  Alcorn State