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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)

 

 

 

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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