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2018-19 College Football Championship: Picks, predictions, ATS plays, and prop bets!

Welcome back everyone.  Here is the official GamedayCole.com megapost of CFB Championship picks, predictions, ATS plays, prop bets, and anything else we can find along the way today.  I will be updating all day with the latest and greatest picks available so check back often for updates.

Corso’s Headgear:
Clemson over Alabama

Desmond Howard:
Alabama over Clemson

David Pollack:
Alabama over Clemson

Full slate of ESPN.com writer predictions can be found HERE!!!!

Clemson over Alabama

Paul Finebaum: CFP Selection Show 12/2
Alabama over Clemson

Marcus Spears:
Alabama over Clemson 24-24

Tim Tebow:
Alabama over Clemson

Emmanuel Acho:
Clemson over Alabama








Andrea Adelson:
Alabama over Clemson

Charles Arbuckle:
Clemson over Alabama









Skip Bayless:
Alabama over Clemson 36-30

Stanford Steve Coughlin:
Alabama-4.5 vs Clemson
Alabama vs Clemson over 58.5 (not official pick but gave it out on his podcast)

Colin Cowherd:
Alabama over Clemson (by 10)

Tim Cowlishaw:
Alabama-5 vs Clemson

Randy Cross:
Clemson over Alabama

Heather Dinich:
Alabama over Clemson

Chris Doering:
Alabama over Clemson

Dusty Dvoracek:
Clemson over Alabama (straight up)
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Chris Fallica:
Clemson moneyline+180-190
Henry Ruggs to score+115
Longest TD over 52.5 yards
No defensive/special teams touchdowns-220
Tee Higgins to score+120
Justyn Ross over 69.5 receiving yards
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama (gave this out on Dari & Mel)

Bruce Feldman:
Alabama over Clemson

Pat Forde:
Alabama over Clemson

Todd Fuhrman:
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Joey Galloway:
Alabama over Clemson

Mike Golic:
Alabama over Clemson 35-24

Mike Golic Jr.:
Alabama over Clemson

Brian Jones:
Alabama over Clemson

Danny Kanell:
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Chip Kelly:
Alabama over Clemson

Doug Kezirian:
Leans Alabama minus the points
Tua’s longest completion over 42.5 yards
No special teams or defensive touchdowns-220

Joel Klatt:
Alabama over Clemson

Matt Leinart:
Clemson over Alabama

Chris Low:
Alabama over Clemson

Jeff Ma:
Clemson+5 vs Alabama

Ivan Maisel:
Alabama over Clemson

Stewart Mandel:
Alabama over Clemson 38-31

Mark May:
Alabama over Clemson

Greg McElroy:
Alabama over Clemson

Ryan McGee:
Alabama over Clemson

Brett McMurphy:
Clemson over Alabama 35-31

Todd McShay:
Alabama over Clemson

Jim Mora Jr.:
Clemson over Alabama

Rick Neuheisel:
Alabama over Clemson

Dan Orlovsky:
Clemson over Alabama

Jesse Palmer:
Alabama over Clemson

Rufus Peabody:
Clemson+5 vs Alabama

Adam Rittenberg:
Alabama over Clemson

Rex Ryan:
Clemson over Alabama

Mark Schlabach:
Alabama over Clemson

Robert Smith:
Alabama over Clemson

Scott Spreitzer:
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Phil Steele:
Alabama over Clemson

Aaron Taylor:
Alabama over Clemson

Pete Thamel:
Clemson over Alabama

Jake Trotter:
Alabama over Clemson (straight up)
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Jonathan Vilma:
Clemson over Alabama 27-17

Dave Wannstedt:
Clemson over Alabama

Dan Wetzel:
Alabama over Clemson

Trey Wingo:
Alabama over Clemson 31-21

2018-19 College Football Championship: ATS Picks w/ Stanford Steve & The Bear!

Here are the picks from Stanford Steve and Chris Fallica on their weekly podcast.  They talked every angle of the game and lots of props, so here is what they came up with.  Listen to the full podcast if you want to know everything, including leans on the FCS championship.

Update: On Dari & Mel 1/5/2019 The Bear gave out Clemson+5.5 as one of his picks.

Chris Fallica:
Clemson moneyline +180-190
Henry Ruggs to score
Longest TD over 52.5 yards
No defensive/special teams touchdowns
Tee Higgins to score
Justyn Ross over 69.5 receiving yards

Stanford Steve:
Alabama-4.5 vs Clemson
Clemson vs Alabama over 58.5

2017-18 Season final standings & champion!

Welcome back everyone.  We have been hard at work grading picks and running numbers to come up with the 2017-18 college football season final standings here at GamedayCole.com.  As always, things are subjective when our selection committee makes its final decisions.  We take into account strength of schedule, body of work, the eye test, computer rankings, and various generic metrics when deciding which of our reporters, analysts, pundits and talking heads takes the championship.  Below you will find the full ranking of everyone from this season for your review.

Amongst all of the competitors below, I generally only include those who picked at least 100 games in the running for our championship.  Sorry to those of you who picked less games, but next year maybe try a little harder to get your hot sports takes out there on every game.  I also take into account that some of the competitors below aren’t picking a broad selection of games each week.  I’d like to congratulate Andrea Adelson, who is consistently one of our top competitors, on an outstanding season at 90-30 on the year (75% right).  She is on top of all competitors with at least 100 picks.  However, her weekly picks only involve the ACC conference, so I cannot in good conscience crown her this year’s champion.  I have heard rumblings she may be claiming this championship, and may be planning a parade through her neighborhood, and if so then I will not oppose it.

However, it is with great pleasure (or maybe great pain for a lot of you reading this) that I am proud to announce Kirk Herbstreit as our 2017-18 college football picking champion at 117-49 (70.48% right).  I’m sure this will drive all of you haters crazy, because Kirk probably hates your school the most, but the man put up a great record picking the biggest games of the week each week.  I would also like to recognize Stanford Steve Coughlin for winning our top gambler of the year for picking 54.82% against the spread this year.  He consistently ranks amongst the best when it comes to gambling, so next year make sure to pay attention if you need to pad your wallet.

With all of this now complete, we are going into hibernation for now.  We may be back with some opinion pieces in the offseason, or we may not.  Just make sure you are back next August because we vow to be here rain, sleet or snow to track the best, the worst, the most loved, and most hated personalities when it comes to picking college football games.  Thanks for reading this year.

Straight up Straight up % ATS ATS %
Brett McMurphy 2-0 100.00% 1-2-2 40.00%
Matt Stinchcomb 12-1 92.31%
Dave Wannstedt 12-2 85.71%
Trevor Matich 6-1 85.71%
Dusty Dvoracek 34-6 85.00% 30-26-1 53.51%
Rece Davis 34-6 85.00%
Gene Chizik 40-13 80.00%
Mel Kiper Jr. 4-1 80.00%
Ryen Russillo 8-2 80.00% 21-19-2 52.38%
Robert Smith 10-3 76.92%
Matt Leinart 16-5 76.19%
Andrea Adelson 90-30 75.00%
Jordan Rodgers 12-4 75.00%
Chris Doering 67-23 74.44%
Les Miles 35-13 72.92%
Tim Tebow 59-23 71.95%
Marcus Spears 62-25 71.26%
Kirk Herbstreit 117-49 70.48% 4-13-0 23.53%
Phil Steele 166-70 70.34% 136-160-7 46.04%
David Pollack 47-20 70.15%
Celebrity Guests 99-46 68.28%
Jennifer’s Picks 148-71 67.58%
Paul Finebaum 55-28 66.27%
Jesse Palmer 60-31 65.93%
Lee Corso 118-63 65.19% 11-7-0 61.11%
Stanford Steve Coughlin 58-31 65.17% 61-50-3 54.82%
Chris Fallica 93-52 64.14% 83-83-6 50.00%
Bruce Feldman 128-72 64.00%
Desmond Howard 121-70 63.35% 9-8-0 52.94%
Pat Forde 62-37 62.63%
Colin Cowherd 20-12 62.50% 4-3-1 56.25%
Greg McElroy 35-22 61.40%
Mack Brown 6-4 60.00%
Joey Galloway 53-36 59.55%
Booger McFarland 16-11 59.26%
Mark Schlabach 34-24 58.62%
Dari Nowkhah 17-14 54.84%  13-12  52.00%
Joel Klatt 35-36 49.30%
Danny Kanell 28-34 45.16% 12-10-0 54.55%
Scott Van Pelt 56-47-2 54.29%
Rufus Peabody 29-27-1 51.75%
Season totals 2019-991 67.08% 457-455-25 50.11%