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2018-19 College Football Season: Picks are graded. Final results are in; yearly champion is crowned!

We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes with our team of scientists, mathematicians, and the boys down in the lab.  The numbers have been crunched and the results are in for your 2018-19 college football season.  Without further delay, we are proud to announce Stanford Steve Coughlin as our 2018-19 college football picking champion.  Steve Coughlin put forth a 65-22 record picking games straight up on his ESPN Chalk column, which is a nice 74.71% picking record.  However, Stanford Steve blew the doors off the competition 57-29-1 AGAINST THE SPREAD which is 66.09%.  If you followed his picks and invested in them you are probably a millionaire reading this website from your new beachfront property.  This is an all-time great performance, so if you see Steve please buy him a drink for me.

Everyone else with more than 10 games picked is below, so enjoy the full 2018-19 grades below.

Straight up records:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Jordan.Rodgers 85% 17 3
Brett.McMurphy 80.65% 25 6
Kevin.Carter 80% 8 2
Matt.Leinart 76.47% 13 4
Paul.Finebaum 75.86% 88 28
Tim.Tebow 75% 51 17
Steve.Coughlin 74.71% 65 22
Chris.Doering 74.60% 47 16
Joey.Galloway 74.36% 29 10
Colin.Cowherd 74.07% 20 7
Rece.Davis 73.33% 11 4
Les.Miles 73.33% 33 12
Lou.Holtz 72.86% 102 38
Heather.Dinich 71.67% 43 17
Jennifer 71.16% 190 77
Phil.Steele 70.87% 163 67
Andrea.Adelson 70.81% 114 47
Marcus.Spears 69.74% 53 23
David.Pollack 69.64% 39 17
Tim.Cowlishaw 69.23% 27 12
Jake.Trotter 68.57% 48 22
Joel.Klatt 67.35% 33 16
Rick.Neuheisel 67.16% 45 22
Jonathan.Vilma 66.67% 12 6
Dusty.Dvoracek 66.04% 35 18
Mark.Schlabach 65.96% 62 32
Lee.Corso 65.91% 145 75
Dari.Nowkhah 65.22% 15 8
Greg.McElroy 65% 39 21
Jesse.Palmer 64.86% 24 13
Chris.Fallica 64.80% 81 44
Corso.Headgear 64.71% 11 6
Trevor.Matich 64.71% 11 6
Dave.Wannstedt 64.29% 9 5
Pat.Forde 64.06% 82 46
Kirk.Herbstreit 64.02% 137 77
Houston.Nutt 64% 16 9
Chris.Low 63.64% 35 20
Celebrity.Guest 63.41% 130 75
Pete.Thamel 62.63% 62 37
Brian.Jones 62.03% 49 30
Aaron.Taylor 61.43% 43 27
Randy.Cross 61.33% 46 29
Desmond.Howard 61.18% 145 92
Andy.Staples 61.06% 127 81
Bruce.Feldman 60.30% 120 79
Robert.Smith 60% 9 6
Ryan.McGee 60% 36 24
Mark.May 59.44% 85 58
Adam.Rittenberg 59.18% 58 40
Emmanuel.Acho 58.82% 10 7
Ivan.Maisel 58.33% 35 25
Stewart.Mandel 56.16% 114 89
Danny.Kanell 53.85% 21 18
Gene.Chizik 50% 6 6
Dan.Orlovsky 29.41% 5 12

ATS Records:

% Correct n.correct n.wrong n.tie
steve.coughlin.ats 66.09% 57 29 1
dusty.dvoracek.ats 62.65% 52 31 0
brett.mcmurphy.ats 60.19% 32 21 1
phil.steele.ats 58.78% 129 90 3
rufus.peabody.ats 58.55% 44 31 1
kirk.herbstreit.ats 57.69% 7 5 1
danny.kanell.ats 56.33% 43 33 3
doug.kezirian.ats 56.10% 23 18 0
adam.kramer.ats 55.56% 49 39 2
jeff.ma.ats 55.07% 38 31 0
todd.fuhrman.ats 54.95% 60 49 2
rico.bosco.ats 54.69% 69 57 2
dave.portnoy.ats 54.59% 110 91 6
scott.spreitzer.ats 54.55% 42 35 0
rece.davis.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
chris.fallica.ats 52.27% 57 52 1
lee.corso.ats 50% 6 6 1
scott.van.pelt.ats 49.17% 58 60 2
dan.katz.ats 48.22% 80 86 3
dari.nowkhah.ats 46.67% 7 8 0
stewart.mandel.ats 45.99% 73 86 3
pat.forde.ats 44.26% 53 67 2
tim.cowlishaw.ats 43.38% 28 37 3
pete.thamel.ats 42.21% 51 70 1
bruce.feldman.ats 41.46% 64 91 3
jake.trotter.ats 41.18% 7 10 0
desmond.howard.ats 37.50% 4 7 1
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2018-19 Bowl Season: Picks are graded; results are in!

The 2018-19 college football season is in the books.  Here are the bowl grades to tie you over until we determine our yearly champion.  Obviously not everyone qualifies for our made-up bowl competition, so our panel of scientists has made the following determinations.

Our 2018-19 bowl season will award a straight-up champion and a gambling champion since it is hard to separate the two.  Our straight-up picking champion for this bowl season is actually a tie.  @GamedayJen and Mark Schlabach both went 26-15 on the bowl picks this year and topped all of our experts who picked a full slate of games.  Our ATS gambling champion is going to be Dusty Dvoracek at 9-3 ATS.  Nobody picked the full slate of games ATS, but nobody really had a good bowl season picking ATS, so he wins.

Congratulations to all of our competitors this year.

Straight up grades:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Corso.Headgear 100% 3 0
Charles.Arbuckle 100% 1 0
Danny.Kanell 100% 1 0
Matt.Leinart 100% 2 0
Brett.McMurphy 100% 2 0
Houston.Nutt 100% 2 0
Dusty.Dvoracek 80% 4 1
Jake.Trotter 75% 3 1
David.Pollack 71.43% 5 2
Mark.May 70% 7 3
Lee.Corso 66.67% 16 8
Andrea.Adelson 66.67% 2 1
Colin.Cowherd 66.67% 2 1
Tim.Cowlishaw 66.67% 4 2
Heather.Dinich 66.67% 2 1
Mike.Greenberg 66.67% 2 1
Lou.Holtz 66.67% 6 3
Chris.Low 66.67% 2 1
Ivan.Maisel 66.67% 2 1
Ryan.McGee 66.67% 2 1
Marcus.Spears 66.67% 6 3
Tim.Tebow 66.67% 4 2
Randy.Cross 63.64% 7 4
Aaron.Taylor 63.64% 7 4
Jennifer 63.41% 26 15
Mark.Schlabach 63.41% 26 15
Paul.Finebaum 62.50% 5 3
Pete.Thamel 60% 21 14
Emmanuel.Acho 58.82% 10 7
Greg.McElroy 58.54% 24 17
Jonathan.Vilma 58.33% 7 5
Phil.Steele 57.50% 23 17
Joel.Klatt 57.14% 4 3
Rick.Neuheisel 57.14% 4 3
Stewart.Mandel 55% 22 18
Adam.Rittenberg 53.66% 22 19
Kirk.Herbstreit 52.38% 11 10
Pat.Forde 51.22% 21 20
Desmond.Howard 50% 12 12
Skip.Bayless 50% 1 1
Steve.Coughlin 50% 6 6
Chris.Fallica 50% 8 8
Bruce.Feldman 50% 20 20
Joey.Galloway 50% 2 2
Tom.Luginbill 50% 1 1
Booger.McFarland 50% 1 1
Todd.McShay 50% 1 1
Dari.Nowkhah 50% 1 1
Jesse.Palmer 50% 2 2
Robert.Smith 50% 1 1
Dave.Wannstedt 50% 1 1
Celebrity.Guest 47.37% 9 10
Andy.Staples 46.34% 19 22
Brian.Jones 45.45% 5 6
Jim.Mora.Jr 42.86% 3 4
Trevor.Matich 40% 2 3
Dan.Orlovsky 29.41% 5 12
Jordan.Rodgers 25% 1 3
Gene.Chizik 0% 0 1
Chris.Doering 0% 0 1
Mike.Golic 0% 0 1
Chip.Kelly 0% 0 1
Stephen.A.Smith 0% 0 1
Dan.Wetzel 0% 0 1
Trey.Wingo 0% 0 1

ATS grades:

% Correct n.correct n.wrong n.tie
danny.kanell.ats 100% 3 0 0
dari.nowkhah.ats 100% 1 0 0
dusty.dvoracek.ats 75% 9 3 0
dave.portnoy.ats 72.22% 13 5 0
adam.kramer.ats 71.43% 5 2 0
dan.katz.ats 64.71% 11 6 0
steve.coughlin.ats 61.54% 8 5 0
jake.trotter.ats 60% 3 2 0
todd.fuhrman.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
rufus.peabody.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
chris.fallica.ats 52.63% 10 9 0
colin.cowherd.ats 50% 1 1 0
will.harris.ats 50% 1 1 0
doug.kezirian.ats 50% 4 4 0
scott.spreitzer.ats 50% 7 7 0
phil.steele.ats 50% 11 11 0
pete.thamel.ats 46.15% 18 21 0
jeff.ma.ats 42.86% 3 4 0
rico.bosco.ats 40% 6 9 0
pat.forde.ats 30.77% 12 27 0
tim.cowlishaw.ats 30% 3 7 0
scott.van.pelt.ats 0% 0 2 0

2018-19 Regular season standings!

We have concluded the regular season with the Army/Navy game on Saturday, so I always like to review the standings heading into bowl season.  Here are the current 2018-19 regular season grades on all of the experts, and we look forward to an exciting bowl season to see who will be crowned our 2018-19 champion.

Straight up grades:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Charles.Arbuckle 100% 2 0
Brad.Edwards 100% 5 0
Mike.Golic 100% 2 0
Israel.Gutierrez 100% 1 0
Mel.Kiper.Jr 100% 2 0
Woody.Paige 100% 1 0
Jordan.Rodgers 100% 16 0
Kevin.Carter 88.89% 8 1
Jonathan.Vilma 83.33% 5 1
Brett.McMurphy 79.31% 23 6
Greg.McElroy 78.95% 15 4
Steve.Coughlin 78.67% 59 16
Joey.Galloway 77.14% 27 8
Paul.Finebaum 76.85% 83 25
Chris.Doering 75.81% 47 15
Tim.Tebow 75.81% 47 15
Colin.Cowherd 75% 18 6
Trevor.Matich 75% 9 3
Phil.Steele 73.68% 140 50
Rece.Davis 73.33% 11 4
Matt.Leinart 73.33% 11 4
Les.Miles 73.33% 33 12
Lou.Holtz 73.28% 96 35
Jennifer 72.57% 164 62
Heather.Dinich 71.93% 41 16
Andrea.Adelson 70.89% 112 46
Marcus.Spears 70.15% 47 20
Pat.Forde 70.11% 61 26
Tim.Cowlishaw 69.70% 23 10
David.Pollack 69.39% 34 15
Joel.Klatt 69.05% 29 13
Rick.Neuheisel 68.33% 41 19
Mark.Schlabach 67.92% 36 17
Chris.Low 67.86% 19 9
Chris.Fallica 66.97% 73 36
Dari.Nowkhah 66.67% 14 7
Jesse.Palmer 66.67% 22 11
Adam.Rittenberg 66.67% 22 11
Dave.Wannstedt 66.67% 8 4
Lee.Corso 65.82% 129 67
Kirk.Herbstreit 65.28% 126 67
Celebrity.Guest 65.05% 121 65
Brian.Jones 64.71% 44 24
Dusty.Dvoracek 64.58% 31 17
Pete.Thamel 64.06% 41 23
Bruce.Feldman 62.89% 100 59
Desmond.Howard 62.44% 133 80
Robert.Smith 61.54% 8 5
Aaron.Taylor 61.02% 36 23
Randy.Cross 60.94% 39 25
Houston.Nutt 60.87% 14 9
Mack.Brown 60% 3 2
Scott.Van.Pelt 60% 3 2
Ryan.McGee 59.65% 34 23
Mark.May 58.65% 78 55
Ivan.Maisel 57.89% 33 24
Corso.Headgear 57.14% 8 6
Stewart.Mandel 56.99% 53 40
Gene.Chizik 54.55% 6 5
Danny.Kanell 52.63% 20 18
Skip.Bayless 33.33% 1 2
Bob.Ryan 0% 0 1

ATS Grades:

percent.correct.ats n.correct n.wrong n.tie
doug.kezirian.binary 75% 12 4 0
steve.coughlin.binary 66.89% 49 24 1
dusty.dvoracek.binary 60.56% 43 28 0
brett.mcmurphy.binary 60.19% 32 21 1
phil.steele.binary 59.75% 118 79 3
rufus.peabody.binary 59.52% 37 25 1
jeff.ma.binary 56.45% 35 27 0
rico.bosco.binary 56.25% 35 27 2
scott.spreitzer.binary 55.56% 35 28 0
danny.kanell.binary 54.61% 40 33 3
chris.fallica.binary 52.20% 47 43 1
dave.portnoy.binary 51.72% 44 41 2
pat.forde.binary 50.60% 41 40 2
scott.van.pelt.binary 50% 58 58 2
stewart.mandel.binary 47.83% 43 47 2
dan.katz.binary 46.25% 36 42 2
tim.cowlishaw.binary 45.61% 25 30 2
dari.nowkhah.binary 42.86% 6 8 0
bruce.feldman.binary 41.46% 64 91 3
pete.thamel.binary 40.36% 33 49 1
colin.cowherd.binary 25% 1 3 0