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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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Week 1 2017: Early week #CFB Picks!

The week has already started with some hot picks from Phil Steele, Chris Fallica & Stanford Steve (for those of you who indulge in a wager), but here’s the weekday megapost of all kind of random picks for your viewing pleasure.  Check back because we will be updating tonight and tomorrow as we head into Saturday morning’s slate of picks!

Lee Corso:
Ohio St over Indiana (headgear pick)
Wisconsin over Utah St
Washington over Rutgers
Navy over FAU
Ariz St over NM St
Wisconsin-27.5 vs Utah St
Washginton-27.5 vs Rutgers
Navy-10 vs FAU
Arizona St-23.5 vs NM St

Kirk Herbstreit:
Wisconsin over Utah St
Washington over Rutgers
Arizona St over NM St
Ohio St over Indiana
Utah St+27.5 vs Wisconsin
Washginton-27.5 vs Rutgers
FAU+10 vs Navy
Arizona St-23.5 vs NM St

Desmond Howard:
Wisconsin over Utah St
Washington over Rutgers
Navy over FAU
Arizona St over NM St
Ohio St over Indiana
Wisconsin-27.5 vs Utah St
Washginton-27.5 vs Rutgers
Navy-10 vs FAU
Arizona St-23.5 vs NM St

Jennifer’s Picks:
Wisconsin over Utah St
Washington over Rutgers
Navy over FAU
Ariz St over NM St
Ohio St over Indiana

Andrea Adelson:
FSU over Alabama
NC St over S.Carolina
VT over WVU
Tennessee over GT
Wake Forest over Presbyterian
Syracuse over C.Connecticut
BC over NIU
Clemson over Kent St
UNC over Cal
Pitt over Youngstown St
Duke over NC Central
Louisville over Purdue
UVA over W&M
Miami FL over Bethune-Cookman

Gene Chizik:
LSU over BYU
Auburn over Georgia Southern
Michigan over Florida
Kentucky over S.Miss

Chris Doering:
Arkansas over FAMU

Dusty Dvoracek:
OU over UTEP
Michigan over Florida
Texas over Maryland
Washington over Rutgers
OU-43 vs UTEP
Michigan-5 vs Florida
Texas-19 vs Maryland
Washington-27 vs Rutgers

Bruce Feldman:
WVU over VT
Ohio St over Indiana
Colorado over CSU
Texas over Maryland
Iowa over Wyoming
Michigan over Florida
S.Carolina over NC St
ND over Temple
Georgia over App St
Alabama over FSU
LSU over BYU
TAMU over UCLA
Tennessee over GT
WVU+4.5 vs VT

Pat Forde:
Ohio St over Indiana
Ohio St-21 vs Indiana

Joel Klatt:
Alabama over FSU
Michigan over Florida
WVU over VT
Tennessee over GT

Greg McElroy:
Tennesee over GT
Ole Miss over S.Alabama
Auburn over Georgia So

Booger McFarland:
Florida over Michigan (Finebaum 8/14)
Vanderbilt over MTSU
UCLA over TAMU
NC St over S.Carolina
Miss St over Charleston Southern
Ole Miss over S.Alabama
Kentucky over S.Miss

Brett McMurphy:
Iowa over Wyoming
Auburn over Georgia So
Troy+11 vs Boise St
Iowa-11.5 vs Wyoming
Florida+5.5 vs Michigan
Auburn-34 vs Georgia So
FSU+7 vs Alabama

Dari Nowkhah:
Alabama over FSU (Dari 7 Mel 8/19)

Jordan Rodgers:
LSU over BYU
Arkansas over FAMU
Georgia over App St
FSU over Alabama

Mark Schlabach:
Alabama over FSU
Navy over FAU
Ohio St over Indiana
Florida over Michigan

Marcus Spears:
Alabama over FSU (SEC Nation 8/17)
Vanderbilt over MTSU
Matt Stinchcomb:
UCLA over TAMU
Mizzou over Missouri St
Florida over Michigan
Georgia over App St

Matt Stinchcomb:
UCLA over TAMU
Tennessee over GT
Mizzou over Missouri St
Miss St over Charleston Southern

2017-18 College Gameday Season Preview!

And we are back.  As of this morning we have officially survived another offseason with the kickoff of Florida A&M vs Texas Southern.  However, we all know it was open season with the return of College Gameday an hour before those two teams kicked off.  Our Gameday crew was back spitting hot takes and wild ass predictions for this season.  These are usually wildly inaccurate by the end of the season, however they reminded us last year Kirk Herbstreit predicted Clemson over Alabama in the championship game on the season preview.  Without further adieu, here are this year’s official preseason predictions (along with hot picks from @GamedayJen), so bookmark this page and come see us again in January.

Lee Corso:
USC over Alabama in championship
Final Four: Ohio St, Alabama, USC, FSU
FSU to win ACC
Ohio St to win Big 10
Okla St to win Big 12
USC to win Pac 12
Alabama to win SEC
USF as best G5 team
Mason Rudolph to win Heisman
Virginia Tech as surprise team
OU as disappointment team
FSU over Alabama as big upset this year

Kirk Herbstreit:
Ohio St over Alabama in championship
Final Four: Ohio St, USC, FSU, Alabama
FSU to win ACC
Ohio St to win Big 10
TCU to win Big 12
USC to win Pac 12
Alabama to win SEC
USF as best G5 team
Sam Darnold to win Heisman
Kansas St as surprise team
Oklahoma St as disappointment team
SDSU over Stanford as big upset this year

Desmond Howard:
Stanford over Alabama in championship
Final Four: Wisconsin, Alabama, Stanford, Miami FL
Miami FL to win ACC
Wisconsin to win Big 10
Okla St to win Big 12
Stanford to win Pac 12
Georgia to win SEC
USF as best G5 team
Saquon Barkley to win Heisman
Miami FL as surprise team
OU as disappointment team
Wash St to beat USC as big upset this year

Jennifer’s Picks:
Alabama over Clemson in national championship
Final Four: Clemson, Alabama, Washington, Okla St
Clemson to win ACC
Penn St to win Big 10
Okla St to win Big 12
Washington to win Pac 12
Alabama to win SEC
Boise St as best G5 team
OU as this year’s overrated team