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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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2018-18 Bowl Season: College Gameday bowl picks!

Here are the Saturday morning picks from College Gameday and SEC Nation!

Corso’s Headgear: Alabama over Oklahoma

Lee Corso:

Date Picks
12/31/18 Virginia Tech  over  Cincinnati
12/31/18 Oregon  over  Michigan State
12/31/18 Missouri  over  Oklahoma State
12/31/18 Texas A&M  over  North Carolina State
12/31/18 Northwestern  over  Utah
12/31/18 Stanford  over  Pittsburgh
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Nevada  over  Arkansas State
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Florida  over  Michigan
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia

Kirk Herbstreit:

Date Picks
12/31/18 Cincinnati  over  Virginia Tech
12/31/18 Michigan State  over  Oregon
12/31/18 Missouri  over  Oklahoma State
12/31/18 Texas A&M  over  North Carolina State
12/31/18 Northwestern  over  Utah
12/31/18 Stanford  over  Pittsburgh
12/29/18 Nevada  over  Arkansas State
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia

Desmond Howard:

Date Picks
12/31/18 Virginia Tech  over  Cincinnati
12/31/18 Oregon  over  Michigan State
12/31/18 Oklahoma State  over  Missouri
12/31/18 Texas A&M  over  North Carolina State
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/31/18 Pittsburgh  over  Stanford
12/29/18 Oklahoma  over  Alabama
12/29/18 Nevada  over  Arkansas State
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/29/18 Virginia  over  South Carolina

Chris Fallica’s ‘Bear’s Bank’ picks:

Date Pick
12/31/18 Michigan State + 2.5 vs Oregon
12/29/18 Arkansas State + 2 vs Nevada
12/29/18 Clemson  -11.5 vs Notre Dame

Celebrity guest Brian Bosworth:

Date Picks
12/31/18 Virginia Tech  over  Cincinnati
12/31/18 Oregon  over  Michigan State
12/31/18 Oklahoma State  over  Missouri
12/31/18 Texas A&M  over  North Carolina State
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/31/18 Stanford  over  Pittsburgh
12/29/18 Oklahoma  over  Alabama
12/29/18 Arkansas State  over  Nevada
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia

David Pollack:

Date Picks
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma

Paul Finebaum:

Date Picks
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Florida  over  Michigan
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia

Marcus Spears:

Date Picks
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Florida  over  Michigan
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia

Tim Tebow:

Date Picks
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Florida  over  Michigan
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia

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