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Week 1 2018: #CFB Picks are graded; results are in!

Welcome back everyone for the week 1 results.  Starting today this is where you are going to notice some big differences from last year.  You’ll have to reference the weekly pick posts if you want to see the picks themselves, because this is the new grading format.  Thanks to Chuck the Stat Guy we are running automated grading on our experts to bring you faster results and total accuracy.  We’re working on the grades against the spread but I’ve added the manual tallies below.  Now let’s get to the results.

Big winners this week include Paul Finebaum, Chris Fallica, and Andrea Adelson.  However our undisputed co-champions this week are Dr. Lou Holtz and special celebrity guest Luke Bryan.  If you had Lou Holtz and Luke Bryan splitting a weekly title at some point this year in your pool let me know so I can tell you how to collect your prize.  I’m actually very pleased with Lou Holtz because he came out of retirement and won the first week straight out of the gate.  Congratulations to both.

Losers this week include Desmond Howard, Danny Kanell and Mark May.  However our undisputed loss this week gets credited to Kirk Herbstreit with a disastrous 2-9 record this week.  Its ok Kirk, we’ve got a long season ahead of us.

Coach Corso got off to a good start with a win on his first headgear selection this week (Notre Dame).  As mentioned, special celebrity guest Luke Bryan went 9-3 on the week, and this trend needs to stop before it ever gets off to a start.  The man with no ties to Notre Dame or Michigan was invited onto College Gameday for no other reason than the fact that he was playing a concert in town Saturday night.  If ESPN is telling me they couldn’t get a single notable alumni of Michigan or Notre Dame to pick this thing then they must really think I’m a fool.  I digress…

ATS grades: Dusty Dvoracek (3-2), Chris Fallica (2-3), Pat Forde (1-4), Bruce Feldman (3-8), Danny Kanell (1-2), Scott Spreitzer (0-3), Phil Steele (6-3), Scott Van Pelt’s WINNERS (2-3).  The newly rebranded Bear’s Board went 1-2 on the week.

Everyone else finished the week somewhere in between all of this, so check out the grades below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

person.name percent.correct n.correct n.wrong n.games.predicted
Tim.Cowlishaw 100% 1 0 1
Chris.Doering 100% 4 0 4
Paul.Finebaum 100% 5 0 5
Trevor.Matich 100% 3 0 3
Marcus.Spears 100% 4 0 4
Celebrity.Guest 75% 9 3 12
Dusty.Dvoracek 75% 3 1 4
Lou.Holtz 75% 9 3 12
Tim.Tebow 75% 3 1 4
Chris.Fallica 71.43% 5 2 7
Andrea.Adelson 69.23% 9 4 13
Steve.Coughlin 66.67% 4 2 6
Joey.Galloway 66.67% 2 1 3
Phil.Steele 66.67% 8 4 12
Jennifer 60% 9 6 15
Dari.Nowkhah 60% 3 2 5
Lee.Corso 53.85% 7 6 13
David.Pollack 50% 2 2 4
Mack.Brown 50% 1 1 2
Bruce.Feldman 50% 6 6 12
Jesse.Palmer 50% 1 1 2
Jonathan.Vilma 50% 1 1 2
Mark.May 45.45% 5 6 11
Danny.Kanell 40% 2 3 5
Colin.Cowherd 33.33% 1 2 3
Desmond.Howard 30.77% 4 9 13
Kirk.Herbstreit 18.18% 2 9 11
Skip.Bayless 0% 0 1 1
Pat.Forde 0% 0 4 4
Joel.Klatt 0% 0 1 1
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2018-19 Season: College Gameday Season Preview!

Welcome back everyone.  We are officially kicking opening the 2018-19 season around here with the College Gameday Season Preview!  You’ll find the preseason predictions from Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard below.  We’ll be bringing you a little more preseason coverage today and tomorrow, but starting this week we will be posting the regular weekly picks until we crown a champion in January.

Lee Corso:
Trace McSorley for early Heisman favorite
Clemson over Miami (FL) in ACC Championship
Wisconsin over Penn State in Big 10 Championship
Texas over Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship
Washington over USC in Pac 12 Championship
Georgia over Alabama in SEC Championship
UCF as best G5 team
CFB Playoff: Clemson vs Washington, Wisconsin vs Georgia
Clemson vs Wisconin in CFB Championship
Wisconsin to win CFB Championship

Kirk Herbstreit:
Trace McSorley for early Heisman favorite
Clemson over Miami (FL) in ACC Championship
Penn State over Wisconsin in Big 10 Championship
Oklahoma over TCU in Big 12 Championship
Washington over Utah in Pac 12 Championship
Alabama over Georgia in SEC Championship
Boise State as best G5 team
CFB Playoff: Alabama vs Washington, Clemson vs Penn State
Clemson vs Alabama in CFB Championship
Alabama to win CFB Championship

Desmond Howard:
Bryce love for early Heisman favorite
Clemson over Miami (FL) in ACC Championship
Michigan over Wisconsin in Big 10 Championship
WVU over Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship
Washington over USC in Pac 12 Championship
Alabama over South Carolina in SEC Championship
UCF as best G5 team
CFB Playoff: Michigan vs WVU, Alabama vs Clemson
Michigan vs Alabama in CFB Championship
Michigan to win CFB Championship

@GamedayJen:
Clemson to win ACC
Penn State to win Big 10
TCU to win Big 12
Washington to win Pac 12
Alabama to win SEC
Alabama vs Penn State, Clemson vs Washington in CFB Playoff (potentially TCU instead of Penn State)
Alabama vs Clemson in CFB Championship
Clemson to win CFB Championship

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%