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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%
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2017-18 #CFBPlayoff National Championship picks!

Good morning football fans and welcome back.  The time has come for the official GamedayCole.com National Championship megapost of picks and predictions for your review.  I will be updating all day all the way through kickoff with the Gameday crew, SEC Nation, Corso’s headgear, celebrity guests, talking heads, blowhards, trolls and anyone else we can find along the way.  Check back often for the latest picks, predictions and bets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Corso:
Alabama over Georgia (headgear pick)

Desmond Howard:
Alabama over Georgia

David Pollack:
Georgia over Alabama

@GamedayJen:
Alabama over Georgia

Tim Tebow:
Alabama over Georgia

Marcus Spears:
Georgia over Alabama

Paul Finebaum:
Alabama over Georgia

Andrea Adelson: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Charles Arbuckle :Mac Attack 1/4/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Skip Bayless: Undisputed 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 20-10

Mack Brown: ESPNU radio on SiriusXM 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Gene Chizik:
Alabama to win championship

Stanford Steve Coughlin: Chad & Scooch podcast 1/4/2018
Alabama-4.5 vs Georgia
“Lay the 4.5, throw a ton on the moneyline”, said he got the moneyline at -200
Alabama-3.5 vs Georgia
Alabama-175 vs Georgia
Alabama-4 vs Georgia (BTB 1/5/2017)

Colin Cowherd: Twitter 1/6/2017
Alabama-3 vs Georgia (by a touchdown)

Tim Cowlishaw: dallasnews.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama 28-24

Heather Dinich: Twitter 1/2/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Chris Doering: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Dusty Dvoracek: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Chris Fallica: Chad & Schooch podcast 1/4/2018
Georgia+4.5 vs Alabama (early lean only, no official pick)
Georgia+3.5 vs Alabama (Georgia outright)
Georgia+4 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)

Bruce Feldman: si.com
Alabama over Georgia 27-23

Jimbo Fisher:
Georgia over Alabama

Pat Forde: Yahoo.com 1/7/201
Alabama over Georgia 21-20

Joey Galloway: CFB Live 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Rod Gilmore: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Mike Golic: Golic & Wingo 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Brock Huard: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Danny Kanell: Off the bench 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia
Alabama-4 vs Georgia

Mel Kiper Jr.: Twitter 1/8/2018
Georgia+4 vs Alabama

Joel Klatt: Bad Radio 1/4/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Jen Lada: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Tom Luginbill: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Ivan Maisel: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Gus Malzahn:
Alabama over Georgia

Trevor Matich: CFB Live 1/4
Alabama over Georgia 24-17

Greg McElroy: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Booger McFarland: CFB Live 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 21-17

Todd McShay: Championship Drive 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Brent Musburger: Podcast 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 30-17

Dari Nowkhah: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Jesse Palmer: Championship Drive 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia 28-17

Jordan Rodgers: WWLS 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Mark Schlabach: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Howie Schwab: the Schwab Speak’s podcast
Alabama over Georgia

Stephen A. Smith: Sportscenter 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Andy Staples: si.com
Alabama over Georgia 17-13

Phil Steele:
Alabama-3.5 vs Georgia

Clint Stoerner: Twitter 1/4
Alabama over Georgia

Jonathan Vilma: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 20-10

Trey Wingo: Golic & Wingo 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Week 13 2017: #CFB Picks for #RivalryWeek!

Since it is a weird schedule of games this week, go ahead and enjoy this random platter of college football picks.  We will be updating as things come in, and we will be back Saturday morning with the usual Gameday picks and predictions as always

Paul Finebaum:
Alabama over Auburn

Andrea Adelson:
Miaimi FL over Pitt
VT over UVA
UGA over GT
FSU over Florida
Louisville over Kentucky
BC over Syracuse
Wake Forest over Duke
NC State over UNC
Clemson over S.Carolina

Gene Chizik:
FSU over Florida
Georgia over GT
Louisville over Kentucky
Tennessee over Vanderbilt
LSU over TAMU
Clemson over S.Carolina
Auburn over Alabama

Stanford Steve Coughlin:
Alabama over Auburn (20-13ish)
Alabama-4.5 vs Auburn
Navy+4.5 vs Houston
UVA+7.5 vs VT
ND-2.5 vs Stanford
FAU-21.5 vs Charlotte
Arkansas ML vs Mizzou

Colin Cowherd:
Auburn over Alabama

Chris Doering:
Florida over FSU
Georgia over GT
Louisville over Kentucky
Tennessee over Vanderbilt
LSU over TAMU
Clemson over S.Carolina
Alabama over Auburn

Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica:
Miami FL over Pitt (straight up)
Alabama over Auburn (by 10)
UNLV over Nevada
Alabama-4.5 vs Auburn
Nebraska+3.5 vs Iowa
Rutgers+14 vs Mich St
UTSA+2 vs LT
ODU+12/12.5 vs MTSU
Cal ML vs UCLA
Bear’s Bank:
UTSA+2 vs LT
Rutgers+14 vs Mich St
Rice+12 vs UNT

Bruce Feldman:
Miss St over Ole Miss
Miami FL over Pitt
UCF over USF
Iowa over Nebraska
VT over UVA
Ohio St over Michigan
FSU over Florida
Kentucky over Louisville
Alabama over Auburn
Fresno St over Boise St
Arizona over Ariz St
Clemson over S.Carolina
LSU over TAMU
ND over Stanford

Pat Forde:
Alabama over Auburn
Ohio St over Michigan
Clemson over S.Carolina
Georgia over GT
Miss St over Ole Miss
Washington over Wash St
Wisconsin over Minnesota
Louisville over Kentucky
UNC over NC State
UCF over USF
Purdue over Indiana

Danny Kanell:
Auburn over Alabama
Ohio St over Michigan
FIU over WKU
Miami FL over Pitt
FSU over Florida
Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama
Ohio St-12 vs Michigan
FIU+2.5 vs WKU
Pitt+14 vs Miami FL
FSU-5 vs Florida

Trevor Matich:
Alabama over Auburn

Booger McFarland:
Auburn over Alabama
Clemson over S.Carolina
OU over WVU
Wisconsin over Minnesota
Ohio St over Michigan
Georgia over GT
Stanford over ND

Brent Musburger:
S.Carolina+14 vs Clemson
Purdue-2.5 vs Indiana

Dari Nowkhah:
Auburn over Alabama
Georgia over GT
Wisconsin over Minnesota
Ohio St over Michigan
Washington over Wash St
UNC+16.5 vs NC St
Wash St+10.5 vs Washington
Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama

Rufus Peabody:
Arkansas+11 vs Mizzou
VT-7 vs UVA
Iowa-3 vs Nebraska
Washington-9 vs Wash St
Memphis-27.5 ECU
USF+10 vs UCF

Scott Spreitzer:
FAU-22 vs Charlotte
Minnesota+18.5 vs Wisconsin
TAMU+10 vs LSU

Phil Steele:
Alabama over Auburn (by 3)
Washington over Wash St (by over 10 pts)
Miami FL over Pitt
Notre Dame over Stanford
Oregon over Oregon St (lean minus the points)
Houston over Navy
Ohio St over Michigan (by more than the spread)
Wake Forest over Duke (by 7 to 10)
Penn St over Maryland (by more than 3 TD)
OU over WVU (lean minus the points)
UAB over UTEP
Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama (take anything over a field goal)
Washington-10 vs Wash St
S.Carolina+14 vs Clemson (game will be closer than expected)
Notre Dame-2.5 vs Stanford
Tulane vs SMU over 67
Ohio St-11.5/12 vs Michigan
Duke+12 vs Wake Forest
Arkansas+10 vs Mizzou
Penn St-21.5 vs Maryland
UVA+7 vs VT
Saturday Morning Picks:
ND-2.5 vs Stanford
Ariz St+2 vs Arizona
Louisiana-6 vs Georgia Southern

Scott Van Pelt:
Pitt+11.5 vs Miami FL
Nebraska+5 vs Iowa
GT+11 vs Georgia
Syracuse+3.5 vs BC
Florida+5 vs FSU
Minnesota+17 vs Wisconsin
Rutgers+14 vs Mich St
Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama