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2016-17 College Football season results! #CFB

Welcome back everyone.  With the addition of @thegamedaybaby to our family things kind of got away from me towards the end of the football season and we forgot to post season results.  We are back to provide results and announce the winner finally!

As always, everything is subjective since everyone is picking different games each week.  We are comparing the overall body of work and then our distinguished panel of one decides who are the winners and losers.  Experts who focus on single conferences don’t generally qualify, and the sample size is definitely a big factor.  With that being said, let’s get down to it.  We are proud to announce that the 2016-17 Season Champion, for the second year in a row, is none other than Mr. Phil Steele!  Phil went 257-93 (73.43%) straight up by our counts.  He was in 2nd place behind @GamedayJen heading into bowl season, but a strong bowl performance was enough to edge out Jen for the season title.  Since we focus on straight up picks, I’m also awarding a gold star to Chris Fallica for going 55.14% against the spread this season (78-63-5).

Everyone else is listed below, so check it out to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this season!

2016-17 Season Straight Up Record Straight Up % ATS ATS %
Mel Kiper Jr. 8-1 88.89%
Brad Edwards 5-1 83.33% 3-3 50.00%
Mike Bellotti 4-1 80.00%
Mack Brown 18-5 78.26%
Jordan Rodgers 18-5 78.26%
Brett McMurphy 7-3 77.78%
Clint Stoerner 25-8 75.76%
Matt Stinchcomb 9-3 75.00%
Marcus Spears 58-20 74.36%
Andrea Adelson 92-32 74.19%
Phil Steele 257-93 73.43% 182-173-8 51.24%
Greg McElroy 35-13 72.92%
Mark Schlabach 45-17 72.58%
Jennifer’s Picks 172-67 71.97%
David Pollack 46-19 70.77%
Paul Finebaum 61-26 70.11%
Dusty Dvoracek 33-39 70.00% 33-39-2 45.95%
Trevor Matich 16-7 69.57%
Charles Arbuckle 111-49 69.38%
Booger McFarland 64-29 68.82%
Pat Forde 200-91 68.73% 19-23-1 45.35%
Joey Galloway 79-36 68.70%
Dari Nowkhah 32-15 68.09% 7-8-2001 46.88%
Dan Wetzel 17-8 68.00% 11-14 44.00%
Kirk Herbstreit 113-54 67.66%
Lee Corso 111-54 67.27%
Bruce Feldman 128-63 67.02% 86-96 47.33%
Robert Smith 10-5 66.67%
Tim Tebow 49-25 66.22%
Colin Cowherd 17-9 65.38%
Celebrity Guests Overall 102-56 64.56%
Desmond Howard 118-65 64.48%
Danny Kanell 71-40 63.96% 19-26-2 42.55%
Chris Doering 48-28 63.16%
Scott Van Pelt 5-3 62.50% 43-38-0 53.09%
Stanford Steve Coughlin 59-36 62.11% 60-62-4 49.21%
Chris Fallica 67-41 62.04% 78-63-5 55.14%
Joel Klatt 22-14 61.11%
Ryen Russillo 39-25 60.94% 18-22-2 45.24%
Dave Wannstedt 10-7 58.82%
Jason Seorn 4-3 57.14%
Todd McShay 23-20 53.49%
Rece Davis 12-17 41.38%
Rufus Peabody 16-12-0 57.14%
Season Totals 2436-1135 68.22% 575-579-30 49.83%
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2016-17 #CFBPlayoff Championship pick big board megapost! #BowlMania #Bama #Clemson

Well we’ve got one game left in this season, and I have to wonder where the season went.  Seems like yesterday we were kicking off the season knowing this would be Tennessee’s year (again), or Leonard Fournette’s Heisman to lose (again), and it was surely [insert your team]’s year to make a big splash.  But many months later we sit here and look at this remaining game on the schedule and see a rematch from last year.  No complaints from me with this matchup of course, so let’s get on with it.  It is time for our annual championship big board megapost, and we will be updating all the way through kickoff on Monday night so check back for the latest!

Our experts are currently sitting at 25-20 in favor of Alabama over Clemson straight up.  For gamblers, we are at 3-2 in favor of Alabama laying the points.  2 experts are on the under.

Lee Corso: Headgear pick!
Alabama over Clemson

JA Adande: ATH 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Andrea Adelson: 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Charles Arbuckle: CFB Daily 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

RJ Bell: TheHerdNow Podcast 1/7/2017
Either take Alabama ML or Clemson+ the points! The public is on Clemson ML and Alabama-the points.

Mike Bellotti: CFB Daily 1/4/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Skip Bayless: Undisputed 1/2/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Mack Brown: espn.com 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Kevin Carter: Film Room 1/6/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Stanford Steve Coughlin: espn.com 1/6/2017
Clemson over Alabama
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama

Colin Cowherd: The Herd 1/6/2017
Alabama over Clemson (by 8, on The Herd 1/9/2017)
Alabama-6 vs Clemson
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama (TheHerdNow podcast 1/7/2016)

Tim Cowlishaw: ATH 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Heather Dinich: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Dusty Dvoracek: CFB Daily 1/4/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Chris Fallica: espn.com 1/6/2017
Clemson over Alabama
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama

Bruce Feldman: Russillo & Kanell 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Paul Finebaum: (Champ Drive 1/8/2017)
Alabama over Clemson

Pat Forde: WTF Podcast 12/23
Alabama over Clemson

Joey Galloway: Outback Bowl halftime 1/2/2017
Alabama over Clemson

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Mike Golic: M&M 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama

Mike Greenberg:
Clemson over Ohio St (M&M 1/9/2017)

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Kirk Herbstreit:
Clemson over Alabama (Preseason pick!)

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Desmond Howard: Champ Drive 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Brock Huard: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Jennifer’s Pick:
Clemson over Alabama

Danny Kanell:
Clemson over Alabama (Champ Drive 12/4)
Alabama over Clemson (Outback Bowl halftime 1/2/2017)
Clemson over Alabama (Champ Drive 1/8/2017)

Joel Klatt: Undisputed 1/2/2017
Alabama over Clemson

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Matt Leinart: Twitter 12/31
Clemson over Alabama

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Tom Luginbill:
Clemson over Alabama (Finebaum 1/5/2017)

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Ivan Maisel: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Mark May: markmayday.com
Alabama over Clemson

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Greg McElroy: Finebaum 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Booger McFarland: (Booger & Burns 1/5/2017)
Clemson over Alabama

Ryan McGee: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Brett McMurphy: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Todd McShay: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson
Alabama vs Clemson under 51 (R&K 1/9/2017)

Jesse Palmer: CFB Live 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Rufus Peabody: Twitter 1/3/2017
No play on either side, predicts it right on the number

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David Pollack: Champ Drive 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Samantha Ponder: Twitter 1/5/2017
Clemson over Alabama

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Ryen Russillo: R&K 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Stephen A. Smith: Gameday 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Marcus Spears: SEC Nation 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Phil Steele: Behind the Bets 1/6/2017
Clemson vs Alabama under 51 (Behind the Bets 1/6/2017)

Tim Tebow: SEC Nation 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Scott Van Pelt: WINNERS 1/5/2017
Alabama over Clemson
Alabama-6.5 vs Clemson

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Jonathan Vilma: CFB Live 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Dan Wetzel: WTF Podcast 12/23
Alabama over Clemson

2016-17 Regular Season standings!

We have put the final nail in the coffin of our 2016-17 regular season with the completion of Army-Navy on Saturday.  Before we unleash Bowl Mania picks (which will be an absolute BONANZA of picks), we need to take a look at the season standings below.

As always, we take the body of work provided by all of our expert pickers when our voting committee (of one) decides who wins on any given week or season.  Our top competitors have been neck and neck all season long, and we are pleased to award @GamedayJen with her first ever regular season championship!  She came in at 148-50 on the season for an average of 74.75%.  She barely outnicked Phil Steele with a week 15 5-0 record picking Army-Navy and some fun FCS, D2 and D3 games against the Gameday crew.  Phil Steele and Joey Galloway, along with Jen, were in a virtual 3-way tie the entire season at the top.  Bowl Season is always where one can make or break a season, and where legends are made.  Stay tuned throughout bowl season for a ton of picks to see how the season ends up!

2016-17 Season Straight Up Record Straight Up % ATS ATS %
Mike Bellotti 2-0 100.00%
Brett McMurphy 6-1 100.00%
Todd McShay 1-0 100.00%
Mel Kiper Jr. 8-1 88.89%
Brad Edwards 5-1 83.33% 3-3 50.00%
Mack Brown 13-3 81.25%
Greg McElroy 31-8 79.49%
Jordan Rodgers 17-5 77.27%
Mark Schlabach 16-5 76.19%
Clint Stoerner 25-8 75.76%
Matt Stinchcomb 9-3 75.00%
Jennifer’s Picks 148-50 74.75%
Phil Steele 229-78 74.59% 162-146-7 52.54%
Joey Galloway 54-19 73.97%
Andrea Adelson 85-30 73.91%
Marcus Spears 55-20 73.33%
Ryen Russillo 16-6 72.73% 18-22-2 45.24%
Paul Finebaum 59-23 71.95%
Scott Van Pelt 5-2 71.43% 40-36-0 52.63%
Dusty Dvoracek 33-37 70.69% 33-37-2 47.22%
David Pollack 40-17 70.18%
Pat Forde 175-75 70.00% 18-22-1 45.12%
Dari Nowkhah 27-12 69.23% 5-8-2001 39.29%
Charles Arbuckle 105-47 69.08%
Dan Wetzel 15-7 68.18% 10-13 43.48%
Lee Corso 109-51 68.13%
Bruce Feldman 102-48 68.00% 68-78 46.67%
Joel Klatt 19-9 67.86%
Tim Tebow 48-23 67.61%
Kirk Herbstreit 108-52 67.50%
Booger McFarland 57-28 67.06%
Robert Smith 10-5 66.67%
Trevor Matich 14-7 66.67%
Danny Kanell 46-23 66.67% 19-26-2 42.55%
Colin Cowherd 16-8 66.67%
Desmond Howard 112-61 64.74%
Stanford Steve Coughlin 55-30 64.71% 51-48-4 51.46%
Celebrity Guests Overall 102-56 64.56%
Chris Doering 44-26 62.86%
Chris Fallica 59-39 60.20% 65-58-4 52.76%
Dave Wannstedt 10-7 58.82%
Jason Seorn 4-3 57.14%
Rece Davis 11-17 39.29%
Rufus Peabody 33.33%
Season Totals 2113-931 69.42% 493-499-30 49.71%