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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

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Week 13 2015: College picks are graded; results are in! #cfb #rivalryweek #cfbpicks

Welcome back college football fans.  Week 13 was rivalry week in our beloved sport, and it lived up to all expectations in my book.  Some of our experts had great weeks and some had not-so-great weeks, so let’s dive right in.

Winners this week include Kirk Herbstreit (8-3), David Pollack (11-3), Tim Tebow (6-2), Marcus Spears (7-1), Colin Cowherd (4-1), Chris Doering (6-2), Brad Edwards (4-1, 2-1 ATS), Mike Golic (5-1), Trevor Matich (8-1, 2-1 ATS), and Booger McFarland (7-3).  When it came time to decide this week’s winner, we had a dilemma.  Greg McElroy came in with a perfect 9-0 week while Phil Steele came in at 13-2 on the week.  Just like the playoff committee, I have to weigh resume, the eye test, common picks, strength of schedule, and so on.  On common picks, McElroy has the one game edge with the Ole Miss pick (the others being Clemson and Alabama).  However, his resume takes a hit due to the easy Tennessee pick.  Steele takes the upper hand on resume, the eye test and strength of schedule.  Since this is subjective, worth nothing in real life, and my blog, I am making a possibly controversial decision.  Let’s congratulate our week 13 winner Phil Steele, who edged out the undefeated McElroy with an insane 7-1 record against the spread this week!

All of our losers this week can thank Vegas for their performances this week.  While Phil Steele printed money this week picking against the spread, our losers may have some angry bookies looking for them this week.  Robert Smith went .500 on the week at 5-5, but with a 1-4 record against the spread he may be owing some money somewhere.  Stanford Steve Coughlin went 4-6 on the week, and 2-3 against the spread.  Chris “The Bear” Fallica went 5-12 on the week, which included a rough 2-8 record against the spread.  You’d think that would normally be enough to take this week’s official loss, but it wasn’t.  Scott Van Pelt had an utter disaster yesterday, going 0-5 against the spread.  Normally one of our strongest experts against the number, his refusal to take a favorite this week may have been his downfall.  At least amongst our panel of experts, picking the underdog was not a winning strategy this week.

Lee Corso continues his downfall on headgear picks this season.  After almost murdering David Pollack with an errant shotgun blast, his Oklahoma State headgear pick yesterday lost again, bringing his record to 3-10 on the year.  Charley the Cat picked Oklahoma State as well, bringing her to 4-9 on the year.  Jennifer was a serious contender this week at 10-3 but missed out on her upset special of Michigan over Ohio State.  Celebrity guest Rickie Fowler booked a winner at 7-4 on this week.  Everyone else was somewhere in the middle, so check out the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week!

Lee Corso: 8-5
WRONG Okla St over OU (headgear pick)
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Ole Miss over Miss St
WRONG Notre Dame over Stanford
WRONG UCLA over USC
WRONG Arizona St over Cal
RIGHT UNC over NC St
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St

Kirk Herbstreit: 8-3
WRONG Florida over FSU
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT USC over UCLA
RIGHT VT over UVA
RIGHT UNC over NC St
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
WRONG GT over Georgia
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan

Rickie Fowler: 7-4
WRONG NC St over UNC
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
WRONG Notre Dame over Stanford
RIGHT USC over UCLA
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
WRONG Okla St over OU

Desmond Howard: 0-1
WRONG Okla St over OU

David Pollack: 11-3
RIGHT OU over Okla St
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Ole Miss over Miss St
WRONG UCLA over USC
RIGHT VaTech over UVA
RIGHT Maryland over Rutgers
RIGHT UNC over NC St
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
WRONG GT over Georgia
RIGHT LSU over TAMU

Jennifer’s picks: 10-3
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Boise St over SJSU
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
WRONG UCLA over USC
RIGHT VT over UVA
RIGHT Ole Miss over Miss St
RIGHT UNC over NC St
WRONG GT over Georgia
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St (upset special)
RIGHT OU over Okla St

Tim Tebow: 6-2
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over Vanderbilt
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
WRONG Florida over FSU
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn

Marcus Spears: 7-1
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over Vanderbilt
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn

Greg McElroy: 9-0
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Ole Miss over Miss St
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Tennessee over Vanderbilt
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn

Paul Finebaum: 7-5
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Nebraska over Iowa
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
WRONG Kentucky over Louisville
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over Vanderbilt
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
WRONG Florida over FSU
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn

Andrea Adelson: 5-3
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
WRONG BC over Syracuse
WRONG Wake Forest over Duke
RIGHT FSU over Florida
WRONG Pitt over Miami Fl
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT UNC over NC St

Charles Arbuckle: 3-1
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
WRONG UCLA over USC
RIGHT UNC over NC St

Jon Berger: 3-2
WRONG Texas over TTU
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT WVU over Iowa State
RIGHT Kansas St over Kansas
RIGHT OU over Okla St

Mack Brown: 3-0
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT OU over Okla St

Kevin Carter: 1-1
RIGHT UNC over NC St
WRONG Florida over FSU

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 4-6 (2-3 ATS)
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan 27-20
WRONG Notre Dame over Stanford 31-21
RIGHT OU over Okla St 35-31
WRONG UCLA over USC 34-31
WRONG Florida over FSU 17-14
RIGHT Ohio St+1.5 vs Michigan
RIGHT Notre Dame+4 vs Stanford
WRONG Okla St+6.5 vs OU
WRONG UCLA+4 vs USC
WRONG Florida+2 vs FSU

Colin Cowherd: 4-1
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT Oklahoma St over OU
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
WRONG UCLA over USC

Rece Davis: 0-2
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
WRONG UCLA over USC

Heather Dinich: 2-1
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska
WRONG Florida over FSU
RIGHT UNC over NC St

Chris Doering: 6-2
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina 31-20
WRONG Kentucky over Louisville 27-20
RIGHT Georgia over GT 27-20
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn 34-13
RIGHT Tennessee over Vanderbilt 23-13
RIGHT Ole Miss over Miss St 35-31
WRONG Florida over FSU 21-20
RIGHT LSU over TAMU 33-24

Brad Edwards: 4-1 (2-1 ATS)
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT LSU-5.5 vs TAMU
RIGHT Alabama-14.5 vs Auburn
WRONG Ole Miss vs Miss St over 66.5

Chris Fallica: 5-12 (2-8 ATS)
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan 24-17
WRONG Notre Dame over Stanford 35-33
RIGHT OU over Okla St 34-31
WRONG Illinois over NW 17-16
RIGHT UNC over NC St 38-35
WRONG SJSU over Boise St 31-30
WRONG Purdue over Indiana 35-31
RIGHT Ohio St+1.5 vs Michigan
RIGHT Notre Dame+4 vs Stanford
WRONG Okla St+6.5 vs OU
WRONG Illinois+3.5 vs NW
WRONG Illinois+1.5 vs NW (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG NC St+7 vs UNC
WRONG SJSU+7.5 vs Boise St
WRONG Purdue+6.5 vs Indiana
WRONG Purdue+7 vs Indiana (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Florida+2.5 vs FSU (Bear’s Bank)

Pat Forde: 18-10
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn 20-10
RIGHT OU over Okla St 35-28
RIGHT FSU over Florida 17-16
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St 21-14
WRONG Nebraska over Iowa 26-24
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame 31-28
WRONG Baylor over TCU 47-41
RIGHT UNC over NC St 31-20
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina 41-14
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St 20-16
WRONG UCLA over USC 28-22
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss 29-27
RIGHT VT over UVA 22-19
RIGHT Washington over Wash St 32-31
WRONG Purdue over Indiana 41-40
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota 24-14
RIGHT NW over Illinois 25-21
WRONG Navy over Houston 35-31
RIGHT WKU over Marshall 59-56
WRONG Pitt over Miami FL
WRONG Toledo over W.Michigan
RIGHT Oregon over Oregon St
RIGHT Arkansas over Mizzou
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Temple over UConn
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
RIGHT Utah over Colorado

Joey Galloway: 2-1
RIGHT Michigan St over Penn St
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska
WRONG UCLA over USC

Mike Golic: 5-1
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
WRONG Okla St over OU
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn

Mike Greenberg: 3-0
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame

Travis Haney: 1-1
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St

Danny Kanell: 6-5 (1-3 ATS)
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska
RIGHT OU over Okla St
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St
WRONG UCLA over USC
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT FSU over Florida
WRONG Michigan PK vs Ohio St
WRONG Stanford-3.5 vs Notre Dame
WRONG Okla St+6.5 vs OU
RIGHT FSU-2 vs Florida

Tom Luginbill: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over Florida

Trevor Matich: 8-1 (2-1 ATS)
RIGHT Ohio State over Michigan
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT OU over Okla St
RIGHT USC over UCLA
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT USC-3 vs UCLA
WRONG Stanford-3.5 vs Notre Dame
RIGHT Alabama-14.5 vs Auburn

Mark May: 2-1
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT Michigan State over Penn St
RIGHT OU over Okla St

Booger McFarland: 7-3
RIGHT Clemson over S Carolina
WRONG Florida over FSU 21-17
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Georgia over GT 23-10
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky 21-17
RIGHT Tennessee over Vanderbilt 35-10
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss 38-35
RIGHT LSU over TAMU 24-17
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St
RIGHT OU over Okla St

Woody Paige: 0-1
WRONG Okla St over OU

Ryen Russillo: 4-2 (2-2 ATS)
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan PK
WRONG Stanford-3.5 vs Notre Dame
WRONG Okla St+6.5 vs OU
RIGHT FSU-2 vs Florida
RIGHT FSU over Florida

Jason Sehorn: 3-0
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska

Robert Smith: 5-5 (1-4 ATS)
RIGHT OU over Okla St 41-38
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame 27-20
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan 23-20
RIGHT Mich St over Penn St 24-17
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss 41-38
WRONG Okla St+7 vs OU
WRONG Stanford-4 vs Notre Dame
RIGHT Ohio St-1 vs Michigan
WRONG Penn St+11 vs Mich St
WRONG Miss St+1 vs Ole Miss

Phil Steele: 13-2 (7-1 ATS)
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
RIGHT Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT OU over Okla St
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina (by 10-14)
RIGHT Alabama-13.5 vs Auburn
RIGHT Alabama-14 vs Auburn
RIGHT OU-6.5 vs Okla St
RIGHT S.Miss+6 vs LaTech
RIGHT Wisconsin-2.5 vs Minnesota
RIGHT S.Carolina+17 vs Clemson
RIGHT Ohio St+1 vs Michigan
WRONG Penn St+11 vs Mich St

Clint Stoerner: 1-1
RIGHT Alabama over Auburn
WRONG Florida over FSU

Scott Van Pelt: 0-5
WRONG Nebraska+1.5 vs Iowa
WRONG SJSU+7 vs Boise St
WRONG Florida+2.5 vs FSU
WRONG NC St+5 vs UNC
WRONG Auburn+14.5 vs Alabama

Week 12 2015: College picks are graded; results are in! #cfb #cfbpicks

Welcome back once again college football fans.  We had some shakeups yesterday in the college football world, which will presumably shake up the playoff rankings come Tuesday night.  Along with those shakeups, we also had some shakeups in our expert rankings this week as the best continue to separate themselves from the rest.  Let’s dive right in.

Winners this week include everyone’s favorite 3rd string QB Tim Tebow (4-0), Booger McFarland (5-2), Andre Adelson (6-2), Charles Arbuckle (4-2), Kevin Carter (6-3), Colin Cowherd (5-3), Jason Sehorn (4-2), and Clint Stoerner (4-0).  However, this week’s only BIG winner is none other than Kirk Herbstreit, who booked a 9-2 week on Gameday.  Let’s all congratulate him on his success this week.

Losers this week include Chris Fallica (7-8, 4-5 ATS) who is finally starting to cool off after a heater to start the season, Marcus Spears (1-3), Stanford Steve (2-5-1, 1-2-1 ATS), Chris Doering (1-3), and Brad Edwards (2-3, 1-3 ATS).  However, this week’s official loss will be credited to Ryen Russillo who booked a solid 0-4 record, including 0-2 against the spread.  It is pretty easy for me to say in retrospect that laying 14 to Sparty was a bad idea.  So I will go ahead and do exactly that.  Better luck next week Russillo.

Other notes include Corso missing another headgear pick on the year, bringing him to 3-9 on the year.  Charley the Cat missed her pick as well, going with the Buckeyes over Sparty.  That brings her to 4-8 on the year, but she remains one game up on Corso for the time being.  Jennifer booked a solid 8-4 on the week, which is good enough for the silver medal this week behind Herbstreit.  Celebrity guest picker Archie Griffin may be a two-time Heisman winner, but he booked a 4-6 record yesterday in his first appearance on Gameday.  Our last peculiar note of the day is that in yesterday’s big game, our expert panel picked 25 to 1 in favor of Ohio State versus Michigan State.  I’m not sure we have ever seen a game picked that unevenly and ending up wrong since I’ve been running this blog.  Someone should start a blog to analyze my blog and then we could find out.  Anyways, the lone soul who was brave enough to come out of the woodworks and back Sparty was a rare appearance from Bill Plaschke on Around the Horn on Friday.  For this effort, we will award Bill Plaschke with one gold star.  That brings his lifetime total of gold stars to one.

Everyone else was somewhere in the middle of this mess, so check out the full slate of results below to find out how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week!

Lee Corso: 6-6 (1-0 ATS)
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St (headgear pick)
WRONG BC over Notre Dame
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Oregon over USC
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Memphis over Temple
RIGHT UNC over VT
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
WRONG Utah over UCLA
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St
RIGHT Oregon vs USC Over 72.5

Kirk Herbstreit: 9-2
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
WRONG VT over UNC
RIGHT Notre Dame over BC
RIGHT Wash St over Colorado
RIGHT Oregon over USC
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Temple over Memphis
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
RIGHT UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St

Desmond Howard: 5-5
RIGHT UNC over VT
WRONG LSU over Ole Miss
WRONG USC over Oregon
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Temple over Memphis
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
RIGHT UCLA over Utah
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St
WRONG Ohio St over Michigan St

Archie Griffin: 4-6
WRONG Memphis over Temple
RIGHT UNC over VT
WRONG Penn St over Michigan
RIGHT UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Oregon over USC
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
WRONG LSU over Ole Miss
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St
WRONG Ohio St over Michigan St

David Pollack: 3-1
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT UNC over VT
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Jennifer’s Picks: 8-4
WRONG Boise St over Air Force
RIGHT Notre Dame over BC
RIGHT Oregon over USC
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Temple over Memphis
WRONG VT over UNC (Upset Special)
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
RIGHT UCLA over Utah
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St

Andrea Adelson: 6-2
RIGHT Miami FL over GT
WRONG Louisville over Pitt
WRONG Duke over UVA
RIGHT UNC over VT
RIGHT NC St over Syracuse
RIGHT FSU over Tennessee-Chattanooga
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
RIGHT Notre Dame over BC

Charles Arbuckle: 4-2
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT UNC over VT

Skip Bayless: 0-1
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Mike Bellotti: 0-1
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Jon Berger: 2-2
WRONG Iowa St over Kansas St
RIGHT WVU over Kansas
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT OU over TCU

Kevin Carter: 6-3
RIGHT UNC over VaTech
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
WRONG Utah over UCLA
WRONG LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
RIGHT Notre Dame over BC
RIGHT Iowa over Purdue

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 2-5-1 (1-2-1 ATS)
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St 38-25
WRONG Okla St over Baylor 41-40
WRONG Utah over UCLA 27-20
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU 24-17
WRONG Ohio St vs Michigan Over 51
PUSH Okla St vs Baylor Over 80
WRONG Utah-2 vs UCLA
RIGHT Ole Miss-4 vs LSU

Colin Cowherd: 5-3
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St (by 7)
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St (close)
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG LSU over Ole Miss
WRONG Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Oregon over USC 30-25

Heather Dinich: 1-1
RIGHT Iowa over Purdue
WRONG VaTech over UNC

Chris Doering: 1-3
WRONG Mizzou over Tennessee 24-20
WRONG Vanderbilt over TAMU 20-17
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St 31-30
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU 33-27

Brad Edwards: 2-3 (1-3 ATS)
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG OU-17.5 vs TCU
WRONG Okla St+2.5 vs Baylor
RIGHT Vanderbilt vs TAMU under 42
WRONG Vanderbilt+4 vs TAMU

Chris Fallica: 7-8 (4-5 ATS)
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St 38-21
WRONG Okla St over Baylor 41-31
RIGHT UNC over VaTech 28-24
RIGHT TAMU over Vanderbilt 20-17
RIGHT Georgia over Georgia Southern 35-24
WRONG GaTech over Miami FL 38-27
WRONG Ohio St-13.5 vs Mich St
WRONG Okla St over Baylor PK
RIGHT VaTech+6 vs UNC
WRONG Vanderbilt+7 vs TAMU
RIGHT Georgia Southern+15.5 vs Georgia
WRONG GaTech+1 vs Miami Fl
RIGHT Georgia Southern+13.5 vs Georgia (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT VT+4 vs UNC (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Vanderbilt+6.5 vs TAMU (Bear’s Bank)

Paul Finebaum: 3-2
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT TAMU over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Tennessee over Mizzou
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU

Pat Forde: 6-4
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St 24-14
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St 42-35
RIGHT OU over TCU 41-28
WRONG VT over UNC 31-30
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St 24-21
WRONG Houston over Connecticut 31-21
RIGHT UCLA over Utah 27-24
RIGHT Oregon over USC 38-31
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU 26-24
WRONG Boise St over AF 37-24

Joey Galloway: 1-2
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT OU over TCU

Mike Greenberg: 1-1
RIGHT Iowa over Purdue
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Mike Golic: 1-0
RIGHT Iowa over Purdue

Lou Holtz: 1-2
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St

Danny Kanell: 5-4 (1-1 ATS)
WRONG Houston over Connecticut
RIGHT Iowa over Purdue
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT ECU over UCF
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT Notre Dame over BC
WRONG Okla St-1 vs Baylor
RIGHT Mich St+14 vs Ohio St

Trevor Matich: 5-4 (1-3 ATS)
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT UNC over VT
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
WRONG USC over Oregon
RIGHT ND over BC
WRONG OU-17.5 vs TCU
WRONG Okla St+2.5 vs Baylor
RIGHT Vanderbilt vs TAMU under 42
WRONG Notre Dame-14.5 vs BC

Greg McElroy: 2-1
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
WRONG Ohio State over Mich St
RIGHT Iowa over Purdue

Booger McFarland: 5-2
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
RIGHT Tennessee over Mizzou 21-14
RIGHT TAMU over Vanderbilt 24-14
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St 31-17
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU 28-24
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT OU over TCU

Dari Nowkhah: 2-0
RIGHT NW+10 vs Wisconsin
RIGHT Purdue+22 vs Iowa

Bill Plaschke: 1-0
RIGHT Mich St over Ohio St

Ryen Russillo: 0-4 (0-2 ATS)
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
WRONG Ohio St-14 vs Mich St
WRONG Okla St-1 vs Baylor

Mark Schlabach: 1-1
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT Notre Dame over Boston College

Jason Sehorn: 4-2
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Alabama over Charleston Southern
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
RIGHT Iowa over Purdue
WRONG Okla St over Baylor
RIGHT OU over TCU

Robert Smith: 3-3
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT UNC over VT
RIGHT Michigan over Penn St
WRONG USC over Oregon
WRONG Okla St over Baylor

Marcus Spears: 1-3
RIGHT Tennessee over Mizzou
WRONG Vanderbilt over TAMU
WRONG Arkansas over Miss St
WRONG LSU over Ole Miss

Phil Steele: 6-5 (2-0 ATS)
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St (by 14)
WRONG LSU over Ole Miss
WRONG VaTech over UNC
RIGHT Baylor over Okla St
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT UCLA over Utah
WRONG Wisconsin over NW
WRONG Houston over UConn (close)
RIGHT Temple over Memphis
RIGHT VaTech+6.5 vs UNC
RIGHT Purdue+22.5 vs Iowa

Matt Stinchcomb: 1-1
RIGHT Auburn over Idaho
WRONG LSU over Ole Miss

Clint Stoerner: 4-0
RIGHT Alabama over Charleston Southern
RIGHT Florida over FAU
RIGHT Auburn over Idaho
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU

Tim Tebow: 4-0
RIGHT Tennessee over Mizzou
RIGHT TAMU over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Miss St over Arkansas
RIGHT Ole Miss over LSU

Scott Van Pelt: 3-4 (3-3 ATS)
WRONG Maryland over Indiana
RIGHT VT+5 vs UNC
WRONG Penn St+3.5 vs Michigan
RIGHT Miss St+4.5 vs Arkansas
WRONG Vanderbilt+6.5 vs TAMU
RIGHT UCLA+1.5 vs Utah
WRONG Maryland-3 vs Indiana (bonus pick)

Andre Ware: 0-1
WRONG Ohio St over Mich St