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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
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2018-19 Bowl Season: #BowlMania picks w/ Lou Holtz & Mark May!

Here are the 2018-19 bowl picks from Lou Holtz and Mark May.  I got them on their weekly Crowd’s Line video on Youtube, so check it out for the full discussion and debate on each game.  YOU WON’T BELIEVE THE LOU HOLTZ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTION!  Check it out below.

Lou Holtz:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Notre Dame  over  Alabama
1/1/19 Central Florida  over  LSU
1/1/19 Texas  over  Georgia
1/1/19 Kentucky  over  Penn State
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Notre Dame  over  Clemson
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/28/18 Washington State  over  Iowa State
12/22/18 Army  over  Houston

Mark May:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Alabama  over  Clemson
1/1/19 LSU  over  Central Florida
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Kentucky  over  Penn State
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/28/18 Washington State  over  Iowa State
12/22/18 Army  over  Houston

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