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2015-16 Bowl season results! #CFBPlayoff #BowlMania

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen.  With the fantastic CFB Playoff championship game in the books last night, that means the bowl season has ended.  It is now time that we look back and review how all of our competitors did playing a little bit of Bowl Mania pick’em.

We had 12 of our expert predictors and prognosticators who picked enough of the bowl games to qualify for our championship competition this year.  As with most things around here, it is all subjective and up to my judgment as to what to make of all of this mess.  Not everyone picked the Celebration Bowl between NC A&T and Alcorn State.  Some of us picked it, and it ended up being quite profitable.  Not everyone had a qualifying CFB Playoff Championship pick, because some of them picked before the playoff and had Oklahoma playing in the championship game.  And for some reason, Pat Forde refused to pick any bowl games involving 5-7 teams, but since he still picked most of them I have granted him a waiver.  Without further adieu, I present to you this year’s Gamedaycole.com official bowl championship rankings.

Cole’s Picks: 32-10
Joey Galloway: 31-11
Chris Doering: 29-13
Phil Steele: 29-12 SU, 14-9 ATS
Jennifer’s Picks: 27-14
Todd McShay: 27-15
Pat Forde: 26-12
Ryen Russillo: 25-17
Danny Kanell: 24-18
Joel Klatt: 24-17
Mark Schlabach: 23-18
Dari Nowkhah: 22-20

As you can see, Cole’s picks came out on top this year coming in at 32-10.  Not to toot my own too much, but I’m pretty good at picking bowl games.  Pay no attention to last year’s results behind the curtain where I went 20-18 in Bowl Mania.  Anyways, since I can’t very well give myself an award for picking bowl games (I guess I could since it is my site), we are proud to announce that Joey Galloway has won the 2015-16 Gamedaycole.com Bowl Season Championship at 31-11!

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We had a grand total of 59 experts who participated in bowl season this year, and for the full results you can check out the list below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did during bowl season.  Since my full list of bowl picks for all of these people is over 30 pages long, you’ll just have to take my word on it for now.  Congratulations to everyone who participated this year.

Andrea Adelson: 1-1
Charles Arbuckle: 1-2
Skip Bayless: 1-2 SU, 1-0 ATS
Mike Bellotti: 3-2
Jon Berger: 7-1
Kevin Blackstone: 1-0
Mack Brown: 2-2
Kevin Carter: 15-10
Lee Corso: 2-4 (1-2 headgear picks)
Stanford Steve Coughlin: 2-6 SU, 3-9 ATS
Colin Cowherd: 7-1 SU, 0-1 ATS
Tim Cowlishaw: 7-1 SU, 8-5 ATS
Ed Cunningham: 5-9
Butch Davis: 2-2
Rece Davis: 1-0
Heather Dinich: 14-6
Brad Edwards: 7-0 SU, 4-1 ATS
Chris “The Bear” Fallica: 7-7 SU, 10-9 ATS
Paul Finebaum: 10-3
Mike Golic: 3-0 SU, 2-0 ATS
Mike Greenberg: 3-0 SU, 1-0 ATS
Brian Griese: 2-0
Israel Gutierrez: 1-0
Kirk Herbstreit: 6-4
Lou Holtz: 1-2
Desmond Howard: 8-4
Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-0
Matt Leinart: 2-1
Tom Luginbill: 4-0
Trevor Matich: 4-0
Mark May: 3-1
Greg McElroy: 13-3
Booger McFarland: 9-5
Ryan McGee: 1-0
Urban Meyer: 1-0
Woody Paige: 0-1
Jesse Palmer: 1-0
Petros Papadakis: 2-1
Brady Quinn: 1-2
David Pollack: 6-5
Jason Sehorn: 7-2
Robert Smith: 2-2
Marcus Spears: 10-2
Clint Stoerner: 1-0
Tim Tebow: 2-1
Scott Van Pelt: 2-1 SU, 0-1 ATS
Andre Ware: 1-0

2015-16 Exclusive #CFBPlayoff Big Board Bonanza! #BowlMania

Welcome back everyone.  I hope you are having a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah, a Krazy Kwanzaa, a Tip Top Tet, and a solemn, eventful Ramadan.  I also hope you are having a happy new year and a productive bowl season.  I am pleased to announce to you the publishing of this year’s official EXCLUSIVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BIG BOARD BONANZA!  You can still find our full slate of picks at the original BIG BOWL BOARD but going forward the playoff picks will be kept up to date right here in this post.  So without further adieu, let’s get right to it.

Lee Corso:
OU over Clemson (headgear pick)
Stanford over Iowa (headgear pick)
FSU over Houston
Alabama over Mich St
Mich St+10 vs Alabama

Kirk Herbstreit:
Houston over FSU
OU over Clemson
Ole Miss over Okla St
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)
Penn St over Georgia
Arkansas over KState
Oregon over TCU
Michigan over Florida
Ohio St over ND
Iowa over Stanford

Desmond Howard:
FSU over Houston
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson over OU
Ole Miss over Okla St
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)
Penn St over Georgia
Arkansas over KState
Oregon over TCU
Michigan over Florida
ND over Ohio St
Stanford over Iowa

David Pollack:
FSU over Houston
Clemson over OU (Championship Drive 12/10)
OU over Clemson (Gameday 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (Gameday 12/31)
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)
Penn St over Georgia
Arkansas over KState
Oregon over TCU
Michigan over Florida
Ohio St over ND
Ole Miss over Okla St
Iowa over Stanford

Rece Davis:
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)

 

Tim Tebow:
OU over Clemson
Alabama over Mich St

Marcus Spears:
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Paul Finebaum:
OU over Clemson
Alabama over Mich St 23-13

Charles Arbuckle
Alabama over Mich St (Power Hour 12/8)
Clemson over OU (Power Hour 12/8)
Clemson over Alabama (Power Hour 12/8)

Skip Bayless: (CFB Live 12/18)
OU over Clemson
Alabama over Mich St

Mike Bellotti:
OU over Clemson (Playoff Preview 12/9)
Alabama over Mich St (Playoff Preview 12/9, Bowl Mania 12/13)
OU over Alabama (Playoff Preview 12/9)

Jon Berger:
OU over Clemson (Big 12 Weekly 12/16)

Mack Brown:
Clemson over OU 41-38(Champ Drive 12/6, Sportscenter 12/31)
Mich St over Alabama 28-24 (SC 12/31)

Kevin Carter:
Clemson over OU (ESPNU Facebook 12/17)
Alabama over Mich St (ESPNU Facebook 12/17)

Cole’s Picks:
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Colin Cowherd:
OU over Clemson (The Herd 12/30)
Alabama over Mich St by 4 (The Herd 12/30)

Tim Cowlishaw:
Clemson+4 vs OU
Alabama-9.5 vs Mich St
Alabama over Mich St

Ed Cunningham: (Bowl Mania 12/13)
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson over OU
Clemson over Alabama

Butch Davis: Sportscenter 12/31
OU over Clemson 31-24
Alabama over Mich St 34-17

Brad Edwards:
Clemson over OU (M&M 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (M&M 12/31)

Chris Fallica: (Behind the Bets podcast 12/21)
Alabama over Mich St
Alabama-9.5 vs Mich St
Alabama-10 vs Mich St (Bear’s Bank 12/31)
Clemson+3.5 vs OU (Bear’s Bank 12/31)

Pat Forde: Bowl Dash 12/17
Clemson over OU 33-31
Alabama over Mich St 23-17
Alabama over Clemson 28-21

Joey Galloway: Sporstscenter 12/31
Alabama over Mich St 14-10
OU over Clemson 32-28
Alabama over OU (Bowl Mania 12/13)

Mike Golic: CFB Live 12/18
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson+3.5 vs OU
Alabama-9.5 vs Mich St

Mike Greenberg: (CFB Live 12/18)
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson+3.5 vs OU

Brian Griese: (Peach Bowl 12/31)
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Jennifer’s Picks:
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Danny Kanell: Bowl Mania 12/13
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson over Alabama

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Alabama over Mich St (Dari & Mel 12/7)
OU over Clemson (Dari & Mel 12/7)

Joel Klatt: Twitter 12/30
OU over Clemson 42-24
Alabama over Mich St 20-13

Matt Lienart: Twitter 12/31
OU over Clemson 38-34
Alabama over Mich St 31-21

Tom Luginbill:
Clemson over OU (Peach Bowl 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (Playoff Preview 12/9)
Alabama over OU (Playoff Preview 12/9)

Trevor Matich:
OU over Clemson (College Gameday Selection Special Podcast 12/7, CFB Live 12/9)
Alabama over Mich St (College Gameday Selection Special Podcast 12/7, CFB Live 12/9)
Alabama over OU in championship (College Gameday Selection Special Podcast 12/7, CFB Live 12/9)

Mark May:
Clemson over OU (Championship Drive 12/6, SC 34-21)
Alabama over Mich St (Championship Drive 12/6, Birmingham Bowl postgame 12/30)
Alabama over Clemson (Championship Drive 12/6)

Greg McElroy:
Alabama over Mich St (SEC Now 12/6, Bowl Mania 12/13, 12/26)
Clemson over OU (SEC Nation 12/31)
Alabama over OU (SEC Now 12/13, 12/26)

Booger McFarland:
Alabama over Mich St (SEC Now 12/6, 12/13, 12/26)
OU over Clemson (SEC Now 12/13,12/26)
Alabama over OU (SEC Now 12/13, 12/26)

Todd McShay:
OU over Clemson (CFB Live 12/9,M&M 12/31)

Dari Nowkhah:
Alabama over Mich St (Dari & Mel 12/7, 12/31)
OU over Clemson (Dari & Mel 12/7)

Petros Papadakis: Twitter 12/31
OU over Clemson 41-20
Alabama over Mich St 24-20

Brady Quinn: Twitter 12/31
OU over Clemson 34-31
Alabama over Mich St 30-21

Ryen Russillo
Clemson over OU (M&M 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (M&M 12/31)

Mark Schlabach:
OU over Clemson 35-34
Alabama over Mich St 27-17
Alabama over OU 27/21

Jason Sehorn:
OU over Clemson (CFB Daily 12/11)
Alabama over Mich St (CFB Daily 12/11)
OU over Alabama (CFB Daily 12/11)

Robert Smith:
Clemson over OU (Championship Drive 12/6)
Alabama over Mich St (Championship Drive 12/6)
Clemson over Alabama (Championship Drive 12/6)

Stephen A. Smith:
OU over Clemson (CFB Live 12/18)
Alabama over Mich St (CFB Live 12/18)

Phil Steele:
OU over Clemson (CFB Daily 12/11, Champ Drive podcast 12/30)
Alabama over Mich St by 10 (CFB Daily 12/11, Champ Drive podcast 12/30)
Alabama over OU (CFB Daily 12/11)
Alabama vs Mich St Under 46.5

Scott Van Pelt:
OU over Clemson (CFB Live 12/18)
Alabama over Mich St (CFB Live 12/18)

Andre Ware:
Alabama over Mich St (Music City Bowl 12/30)

 

 

 

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