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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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2017-18 #CFBPlayoff National Championship picks!

Good morning football fans and welcome back.  The time has come for the official GamedayCole.com National Championship megapost of picks and predictions for your review.  I will be updating all day all the way through kickoff with the Gameday crew, SEC Nation, Corso’s headgear, celebrity guests, talking heads, blowhards, trolls and anyone else we can find along the way.  Check back often for the latest picks, predictions and bets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Corso:
Alabama over Georgia (headgear pick)

Desmond Howard:
Alabama over Georgia

David Pollack:
Georgia over Alabama

@GamedayJen:
Alabama over Georgia

Tim Tebow:
Alabama over Georgia

Marcus Spears:
Georgia over Alabama

Paul Finebaum:
Alabama over Georgia

Andrea Adelson: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Charles Arbuckle :Mac Attack 1/4/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Skip Bayless: Undisputed 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 20-10

Mack Brown: ESPNU radio on SiriusXM 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Gene Chizik:
Alabama to win championship

Stanford Steve Coughlin: Chad & Scooch podcast 1/4/2018
Alabama-4.5 vs Georgia
“Lay the 4.5, throw a ton on the moneyline”, said he got the moneyline at -200
Alabama-3.5 vs Georgia
Alabama-175 vs Georgia
Alabama-4 vs Georgia (BTB 1/5/2017)

Colin Cowherd: Twitter 1/6/2017
Alabama-3 vs Georgia (by a touchdown)

Tim Cowlishaw: dallasnews.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama 28-24

Heather Dinich: Twitter 1/2/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Chris Doering: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Dusty Dvoracek: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Chris Fallica: Chad & Schooch podcast 1/4/2018
Georgia+4.5 vs Alabama (early lean only, no official pick)
Georgia+3.5 vs Alabama (Georgia outright)
Georgia+4 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)

Bruce Feldman: si.com
Alabama over Georgia 27-23

Jimbo Fisher:
Georgia over Alabama

Pat Forde: Yahoo.com 1/7/201
Alabama over Georgia 21-20

Joey Galloway: CFB Live 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Rod Gilmore: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Mike Golic: Golic & Wingo 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Brock Huard: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Danny Kanell: Off the bench 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia
Alabama-4 vs Georgia

Mel Kiper Jr.: Twitter 1/8/2018
Georgia+4 vs Alabama

Joel Klatt: Bad Radio 1/4/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Jen Lada: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Tom Luginbill: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Ivan Maisel: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Gus Malzahn:
Alabama over Georgia

Trevor Matich: CFB Live 1/4
Alabama over Georgia 24-17

Greg McElroy: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Booger McFarland: CFB Live 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 21-17

Todd McShay: Championship Drive 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Brent Musburger: Podcast 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 30-17

Dari Nowkhah: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Jesse Palmer: Championship Drive 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia 28-17

Jordan Rodgers: WWLS 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Mark Schlabach: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Howie Schwab: the Schwab Speak’s podcast
Alabama over Georgia

Stephen A. Smith: Sportscenter 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Andy Staples: si.com
Alabama over Georgia 17-13

Phil Steele:
Alabama-3.5 vs Georgia

Clint Stoerner: Twitter 1/4
Alabama over Georgia

Jonathan Vilma: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 20-10

Trey Wingo: Golic & Wingo 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Week 11 2017: #CFB Picks are graded; results are in!

This season just keeps getting better and better as we saw after week 11.  Some big upsets, some fantastic games, and some historic performances from our expert pickers and prognosticators here at GamedayCole.com.

Winners this week included Kirk Herbstreit (8-3), Desmond Howard (8-4), Marcus Spears (6-1), Chris Doering (7-2), Scott Spreitzer (3-1 ATS), and your boy SVP (6-2 ATS).  Some nice performances from this week, but this week’s winner will be covered below.

Losers this week included Brent Musburger (1-3 ATS), Dusty Dvoracek (2-3 ATS), Stanford Steve (2-6 ATS), Andrea Adelson (3-4) and Paul Finebaum (2-3).  We’ll give this week’s loss to Big Game Brent so he can enjoy the dunce cap this week.

Coach Corso knocked it out of the park this week going 10-2 straight up.  He missed his Super Dog pick of ECU+5.5, and missed his headgear pick Notre Dame, but still a really strong performance.  Who could possibly top 10-2 on the week?  Gather round your children and grandchildren, and remember where you were Saturday when you watched College Gameday because we saw history being made.  This week’s winner is none other than special guest celebrity Alex Rodriguez, who came in and dropped a 12-0 record on College Gameday this week!  That is the first time a celebrity guest has won the week since Jake Owen posted an 11-0 record on 11/2/2013.  This also means A-Rod set a new record for celebrity guests at 12-0 after passing Jake Owen.  Given the fact that they rarely pick more than 10 games on Gameday, this is a record which will probably never be broken.  Truly historic.

@GamedayJen posted a win at 8-4 on the week, while @TheGamedayBaby missed her public fade of the week taking UTEP+24 vs UNT.  That’s three losers in a row from the baby, so maybe she needs to rethink this plan.

Everyone else is somewhere in between so check out the full slate of results below to find out how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week!

Lee Corso: 10-2 straight up, 0-1 ATS
WRONG ND over Miami FL (Headgear pick)
RIGHT Auburn over Georgia
RIGHT Army over Duke
RIGHT Navy over SMU
RIGHT Wyoming over AF
RIGHT Clemson over FSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Okla St over Iowa St
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Utah over Wash St
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG ECU+5.5 vs Tulane (Super Dog)

Kirk Herbstreit: 8-3 straight up, 0-1 ATS
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Clemson over FSU
RIGHT Army over Duke
WRONG SMU over Navy
RIGHT Wyoming over AF
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG Iowa St over Okla St
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Utah over Wash St
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
WRONG Baylor+7.5 vs TTU (Super Dog)

Desmond Howard: 8-4 straight up, 0-1 ATS
RIGHT Miami FL over ND
WRONG Iowa over Wisconsin
RIGHT Clemson over FSU
RIGHT Army over Duke
RIGHT Navy over SMU
WRONG AF over Wyoming
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Okla St over Iowa St
WRONG TCU over OU
RIGHT Wash St over Utah
WRONG Miss St over Alabama
RIGHT Auburn over Georgia
WRONG Arkansas+7 vs LSU (Super Dog)

Alex Rodriguez: 12-0
RIGHT Miami FL over ND
RIGHT Army over Duke
RIGHT Navy over SMU
RIGHT Wyoming over AF
RIGHT Clemson over FSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Okla St over Iowa St
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Wash St over Utah
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over Georgia

David Pollack: 2-2
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Iowa St over Okla St
WRONG ND over Miami FL

@GamedayJen: 8-4
RIGHT Army over Duke
WRONG SMU over Navy
RIGHT Wyoming over AF
RIGHT Clemson over FSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG Iowa St over Okla St
WRONG TCU over OU
RIGHT Wash St over Utah
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Miami FL over ND

Rece Davis: 1-0 straight up, 0-1 ATS
RIGHT Clemson over FSU (big)
WRONG CSU+6 vs Boise St (Super Dog)

Tim Tebow: 5-2
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG ND over Miami FL
RIGHT Kentucky over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Mizzou over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over Auburn

Marcus Spears: 6-1
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Miami FL over ND
RIGHT Kentucky over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Mizzou over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over Auburn

Paul Finebaum: 2-3
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG ND over Miami FL
WRONG Vanderbilt over Kentucky
RIGHT Mizzou over Tennessee
WRONG Georgia over Auburn

Andrea Adelson: 3-4
WRONG BC over NC St
WRONG VT over GT
RIGHT Army over Duke
RIGHT Miami FL over ND
WRONG Pitt over UNC
WRONG Syracuse over Wake Forest
RIGHT Louisville over UVA

Mack Brown: 0-1
WRONG ND over Miami FL

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 2-3 straight up, 2-6 ATS, 1-0 ML
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
WRONG ND over Miami FL
2-1 straight up on ESPN Insider
WRONG UGA-2.5 vs Auburn
WRONG TCU+7 vs OU
WRONG ND-3 vs Miami FL
RIGHT Temple-3 vs Cinci
WRONG Utah+1 vs Wash St
1-2 ATS on ESPN Insider

Colin Cowherd: 3-2
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St (be a couple of TD)
WRONG Georgia over Auburn (barely)
WRONG Notre Dame over Miami FL (barely)
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Stanford over Washington

Chris Doering: 7-2
RIGHT LSU over Arkansas
RIGHT S.Carolina over Florida
RIGHT Kentucky over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Mizzou over Tennessee
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
WRONG ND over Miami FL
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa

Dusty Dvoracek: 2-3 ATS
WRONG TCU+6.5 vs OU
WRONG Iowa St+6 vs Okla St
RIGHT Auburn+1.5 vs Georgia
RIGHT USC-12.5 vs Colorado
WRONG ND-3 vs Miami FL

Brad Edwards: 1-0
RIGHT Auburn over Georgia

Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica: 3-1 straight up, 4-7-2 ATS, 0-1 ML
3-1 straight up on ESPN Insider
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT NW over Purdue
WRONG UGA vs Auburn under 47
PUSH TCU+7 vs OU
RIGHT Miami FL+3 vs ND (if he HAD to play it)
RIGHT Miss St+14 vs Alabama
WRONG BC+3 vs NC State
PUSH Iowa St+7 vs Okla St
WRONG UNM+19 vs TAMU
WRONG UNM ML vs TAMU
He recommended the following play: Mich St ML vs Ohio St, and hedging with Ohio St-15 vs Mich St
WRONG Purdue+4 vs NW (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT GT+3 vs VT (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT Miami FL+3.5 vs ND (Bear’s Bank)
0-3 ATS on ESPN Insider

Bruce Feldman: 7-4
WRONG Washington over Stanford
RIGHT Okla St over Iowa St
RIGHT GT over VT
WRONG UGA over Auburn
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT USC over Colorado
WRONG Utah over Wash St
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG ND over Miami Fl
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Boise St over CSU

Pat Forde: 5-2
WRONG ND over Miami FL
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Clemson over FSU
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Joey Galloway: 3-1
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Stanford over Washington

Mel Kiper Jr.: 0-1
WRONG ND over Miami FL

Joel Klatt: 2-2
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Okla St over Iowa St
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
WRONG ND over Miami FL

Matt Leinart: 2-0
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Booger McFarland: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Miami FL over ND

Les Miles: 3-1
RIGHT Auburn over Georgia
WRONG Notre Dame over Miami FL
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT LSU over Arkansas

Brent Musburger: 1-3 ATS
WRONG TCU+6.5 vs OU
WRONG ND-3.5 vs Miami FL
RIGHT Auburn+2.5 vs Georgia
WRONG Kansas St-2.5 vs WVU

Dari Nowkhah: 0-1 straight up, 1-2 ATS
WRONG ND over Miami FL (straight up)
WRONG Iowa+12 vs Wisconsin
RIGHT Kansas+34 vs Texas
WRONG Arkansas+18 vs LSU

Jesse Palmer: 3-2
WRONG Pitt over UNC
RIGHT OU over TCU
WRONG Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
RIGHT Washington over Stanford

Rufus Peabody: 2-2
RIGHT Oregon St+22 vs Arizona
RIGHT Ohio St-15 vs Mich St
WRONG Penn St-30.5 vs Rutgers
WRONG LT+5 vs FAU

Robert Smith: 1-1
WRONG TCU over OU
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St

Scott Spreitzer: 3-1 ATS
RIGHT Minnesota-2.5 vs Nebraska
WRONG Purdue+4 vs NW (Dari & Mel gave him +4.5)
RIGHT FAU-4.5 vs LT (Dari & Mel gave him -4)
RIGHT UCLA-3 vs Ariz St

Phil Steele: 7-6 straight up, 8-8 ATS
RIGHT OU over TCU 37-27
WRONG Toledo over Ohio (close)
RIGHT Auburn over Georgia (outright)
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St (lean Ohio St minus the points)
WRONG UTSA over UAB
WRONG BC over NC St (outright)
WRONG Duke over Army
RIGHT Wisconsin over Iowa
WRONG Syracuse over Wake Forest
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Utah over Wash St (outright)
2-0 straight up on ESPN Insider
RIGHT OU-6.5 vs TCU
RIGHT Auburn+3 vs Georgia
RIGHT Wyoming vs AF under 53
RIGHT SMU vs Navy over 68
RIGHT SMU+4.5 vs Navy
WRONG UTSA-7.5 vs UAB
WRONG BC+3 vs NC St
RIGHT Wisconsin-12 vs Iowa
WRONG Syracuse-1 vs Wake Forest
WRONG Alabama-13.5 vs Miss St (Dari & Mel gave him -13)
WRONG Utah+1 vs Wash St (Mel gave him +1.5, I didn’t see this line anywhere)
2-3 ATS on ESPN Insider

Scott Van Pelt: 6-2 ATS
RIGHT Stanford+6 vs Washington
RIGHT Auburn+2.5 vs Georgia
RIGHT GT+3 vs VT
RIGHT Miss St+14 vs Alabama
RIGHT Miami+3.5 vs ND
WRONG Florida+5.5 vs S.Carolina
WRONG UNM+17.5 vs TAMU
RIGHT Wisconsin-12.5 vs Iowa

Dave Wannstedt: 0-1
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St