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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

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Week 1 2015: Weekday college picks! #saturdayselections

Week 1 college games are less than 24 hours away as I am typing this, which means we are doing pushups and drinking Red Bull and getting as jacked up as possible.  With the dawn of a new season, we would like to welcome the greatest first half QB in Dallas Cowboys history, Clint Stoerner, to our world of picks and predictions.  We have lots of early picks this week as everyone wants to throw out predictions before we know anything, so let’s get with it.  Check back Thursday and Friday for some more updates as the week heads into Saturday!

Lee Corso:
Utah over Michigan

Kirk Herbstreit:
Utah over Michigan
PSU over Temple
Tennessee over BGSU

Desmond Howard:
Michigan over Utah

Charles Arbuckle:
Oregon over EWU

Mike Bellotti:
Oregon over EWU

Kevin Blackistone:
Ohio St over VaTech

Kevin Carter:
S.Carolina over UNC (CFB Daily 8/5)

Stanford Steve Coughlin:
Alabama over Wisconsin U49.5 (27-10)
TAMU-3.5 over Ariz St (48-44)
Ohio St over VT
Stanford over NW+12.5 (27-17)
PSU vs Temple O40 (24-20)
Auburn over Louisville O55 (38-28)

Colin Cowherd:
Notre Dame over Texas 34-16
Utah over Michigan

Butch Davis:
Ohio St over VaTech

Brad Edwards:
Ohio St over VaTech

Chris Fallica:
Alabama-10.5 over Wisconsin (27-10)
TAMU-3 over Ariz St (41-31)
Ohio St over VT (30-17)
Louisville over Auburn (31-24)
Penn St over Temple (20-17)
USC over Ark St (47-21)

Paul Finebaum: (Sportscenter 8/30)
Alabama over Wiscnosin
Ohio St over VaTech
S.Carolina over UNC
Auburn over Louisville
Vanderbilt over WKU

Pat Forde:
Mich St over W.Michigan
Baylor over SMU
Army over Fordham
Boise St over Washington
Clemson over Wofford
FSU over Tx St
Penn St over Temple
Iowa St over N Iowa
Mizzou over SE Missouri
Nebraska over BYU
OU over Akron
Stanford o ver NW
NIU over UNLV
Oregon over EWU
USC over Ark St
UCLA over UVA
Georgia over UL-Monroe
Tennessee over BGSU
Alabama over Wisconsin
Arkansas over UTEP
Auburn over Louisville
LSU over McNeese St
Ole Miss over UT-Martin
TAMU over Ariz St
Notre Dame over Texas
Buffalo over Albany
Marshall over Purdue
Ohio St over VaTech
UNC over S.Carolina
Utah over Michigan

Joey Galloway:
Ohio St over VaTech
USC over Ark St
UCLA over UVA
TAMU over Ariz St
Alabama over Wisconsin
UNC over S.Carolina
Michigan over Utah

Rod Gilmore:
Ohio St over VaTech (CFB Live 8/27)

Lou Holtz:
Notre Dame over Texas
Alabama over Wisconsin
Ohio St over VaTech

Danny Kanell:
Ohio St over VaTech
Utah over Michigan
Ariz St over TAMU
Alabama over Wisconsin
UNC over S.Carolina
Auburn over Louisville

Mel Kiper Jr.:
TCU over Minnesota
Boise St over Washington

Tom Luginbill:
Ohio St over VaTech

Ivan Maisel:
Alabama over VaTech

Trevor Matich:
Ohio St over VT
BYU over Nebraska
UCLA over UVA

Greg Mcelroy:
UNC over S.Carolina 38-35
WKU over Vandy 35-21
Alabama over Wisconsin
Kentucky over UL-Lafayette
Miss St over S.Miss

Booger McFarland:
Miss St over S.Miss (by 1)
Auburn over Louisville 42-20
TAMU over Ariz St 35-28
Alabama over Wisconsin 31-7

Todd McShay:
Ohio St over VT (Ohio St to cover)
Temple over Penn St
UCLA over UVA

Dari Nowkhah:
TCU over Minnesota 41-20
UNC over S.Carolina
Auburn over Louisville
Boise St over Washington
Ohio St over VT
Michigan over Utah

Ryen Russillo:
Ariz St over TAMU (outright)
Texas+9.5 vs Notre Dame
Wisconsin+12 vs Alabama
VaTech+14 vs Ohio St
Auburn-10 over Louisville

Jason Sehorn:
Notre Dame-9 over Texas
Alabama over Wisconsin
Auburn over Louisville 28-17
Ariz St over TAMU
Ohio St over VaTech 30-14
Stanford over NW
UCLA over UVA
Mich St over W.Michigan
Robert Smith:
Toledo over Stony Brook
Ohio St over VaTech
Alabama over Wisconsin

Marcus Spears:
S.Carolina over UNC 31-21
Vandy over WKU 28-21
Alabama over Wisconsin

Phil Steele:
Utah over Michigan by 7
BYU over Nebraska
LSU over McNeese St
Ariz St over TAMU 34-31
Alabama over Wisconsin 28-10
Ohio St over VT 30-20
Auburn over Louisville 30-24
Notre Dame over Texas 30-17
Illinois over Kent St 34-13
Tennessee over BGSU 42-28
USC over Ark St 49-13
Penn St over Temple 25-13 (BEST BET OF THE WEEK)
Florida over NM St 41-10
FSU over Tx St 49-14
UCLA over UVA 38-14
All top 25 to win (aside from Bama/Wisc)

Matt Stinchcomb:
Kentucky over UL-Lafayette

Clint Stoerner:
Ole Miss over Tennessee-Martin (Twitter 8/28)
Arkansas over UTEP (Twitter 8/26)

Scott Van Pelt:
Minnesota+16.5 vs TCU
Temple+7 vs. PSU
BGSU+21.5
Tulane+7
VaTech+14 vs Ohio St

Andre Ware:
Ohio St over VaTech

Jennifer’s Picks:
Baylor over SMU
Boise St over Washington

Cole’s Platinum Top 25 Picks:
#1 Ohio St over VaTech
#2 TCU over Minnesota
#4 Baylor over SMU
#5 Mich St over W.Michigan
#6 Auburn over Louisville
#7 Oregon over EWU
#8 USC over Arkansas St
#9 Georgia over UL-Monroe
#10 FSU over Tx State
Texas over #11 Notre Dame
#12 Clemson over Wofford
#13 UCLA over UVA
#14 LSU over McNeese St
#16 GaTech over Alcorn St
#15 Ariz St over TAMU
#17 Ole Miss over UT-Martin
#18 Arkansas over UTEP
#19 OU over Akron
#20 Wisconsin over #3 Alabama
#21 Stanford over Northwestern
#22 Arizona over UTSA
#23 Boise St over Washington
#24 Mizzou over SE Mizzou St
#25 Tennessee over BGSU