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Week 8 2018: #CFB Picks are graded; results are in!

Welcome back everyone.  We saw great football action on Saturday and great performances from our panel of expert pickers and prognosticators last week, so let’s dive right in.

Winners this week included Andrea Adelson (6-1), Stanford Steve (4-1 ATS, he’s on fire), Chris Doering (5-1), Pat Forde (4-1 ATS), Kirk Herbstreit (11-3), Lou Holtz (7-2), Paul Finebaul (7-2), Desmond Howard (11-5), Brett McMurphy (4-2 ATS), and Phil Steele (continuing to light it up at 14-7 ATS, 13-2 straight up).  However, this week’s undisputed winner is none other than our own @GamedayJen who showed up with a huge performance on Saturday going 15-1 on her picks!  Pretty impressive stuff compared to all these people who get paid to pick games for a living.

Losers this week include Pete Thamel (2-4 ATS), Jeff Ma (2-3 ATS), Rufus Peabody (2-3 ATS), Danny Kanell (3-4 ATS), your boy SVP (4-5 ATS), and Bruce Feldman (5-6 ATS).  Nobody had an actual losing week picking straight up, but a notable performance was Mark May (5-4).

Coach Corso got back on track with the headgear pick going with Washington State over Oregon, and put up an impressive 13-2 week on the regular picks.  Chris Fallica went 4-4 against the spread this week, but Bear’s Bank was 3-0 this week!  Special guest celebrity Drew Bledsoe went 11-3 on the week, proving that he does indeed know more about football than the Chainsmokers.

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

Straight up grades:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong n.tie
Corso.Headgear 100% 1 0 0
David.Pollack 100% 3 0 0
Charles.Arbuckle 100% 1 0 0
Mack.Brown 100% 1 0 0
Steve.Coughlin 100% 5 0 0
Colin.Cowherd 100% 1 0 0
Tim.Cowlishaw 100% 2 0 0
Heather.Dinich 100% 4 0 0
Dusty.Dvoracek 100% 4 0 0
Pat.Forde 100% 4 0 0
Brian.Jones 100% 3 0 0
Danny.Kanell 100% 3 0 0
Mel.Kiper.Jr 100% 1 0 0
Matt.Leinart 100% 1 0 0
Chris.Low 100% 4 0 0
Brett.McMurphy 100% 4 0 0
Les.Miles 100% 4 0 0
Dari.Nowkhah 100% 2 0 0
Houston.Nutt 100% 1 0 0
Adam.Rittenberg 100% 4 0 0
Robert.Smith 100% 1 0 0
Marcus.Spears 100% 4 0 0
Tim.Tebow 100% 4 0 0
Scott.Van.Pelt 100% 1 0 0
Dave.Wannstedt 100% 1 0 0
Jennifer 93.75% 15 1 0
Lee.Corso 86.67% 13 2 0
Phil.Steele 86.67% 13 2 0
Andrea.Adelson 85.71% 6 1 0
Chris.Fallica 83.33% 5 1 0
Chris.Doering 83.33% 5 1 0
Kirk.Herbstreit 78.57% 11 3 0
Celebrity.Guest 78.57% 11 3 0
Lou.Holtz 77.78% 7 2 0
Joey.Galloway 75% 3 1 0
Joel.Klatt 75% 3 1 0
Ivan.Maisel 75% 3 1 0
Ryan.McGee 75% 3 1 0
Jesse.Palmer 75% 3 1 0
Mark.Schlabach 75% 3 1 0
Paul.Finebaum 71.43% 5 2 0
Desmond.Howard 68.75% 11 5 0
Bruce.Feldman 63.64% 7 4 0
Mark.May 55.56% 5 4 0

ATS grades:

percent.correct.ats n.correct n.wrong n.tie
Dusty.Dvoracek.ATS.Grade 83.33% 5 1 0
Steve.Coughlin.ATS.Grade 80% 4 1 0
Pat.Forde.ATS.Grade 80% 4 1 0
Brett.McMurphy.ATS.Grade 66.67% 4 2 0
Scott.Spreitzer.ATS.Grade 66.67% 2 1 0
Phil.Steele.ATS.Grade 66.67% 14 7 0
Tim.Cowlishaw.ATS.Grade 60% 3 2 0
Chris.Fallica.ATS.Grade 50% 4 4 0
Dari.Nowkhah.ATS.Grade 50% 2 2 0
Bruce.Feldman.ATS.Grade 45.45% 5 6 0
Scott.Van.Pelt.ATS.Grade 44.44% 4 5 0
Danny.Kanell.ATS.Grade 42.86% 3 4 0
Jeff.Ma.ATS.Grade 40% 2 3 0
Rufus.Peabody.ATS.Grade 40% 2 3 0
Pete.Thamel.ATS.Grade 33.33% 2 4 0
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Week 8 2018: #CFB Picks w/ Phil Steele!

Welcome back ladies and gents.  We are back for podcast Wednesday with Phil Steele’s week 8 picks via the Behind the Bets podcast with Doug Kezirian.  I’m not sure if the Oregon pick was an official play, so we’ll see if he mentions it again on Campus Conversation or anywhere else before ruling it official.  They talked some other games, half lines, totals and more so listen to the whole thing if you want some great analysis.  I’ll update between now and Saturday if he puts out any more plays to the public.

Date Pick
10/20/18 Auburn  -3 vs Mississippi
10/20/18 Temple  -3 vs Cincinnati
10/20/18 Missouri  -9.5 vs Memphis
10/20/18 Michigan  -7 vs Michigan State
10/20/18 North Carolina + 9 vs Syracuse
10/20/18 Clemson  -17.5 vs North Carolina State
10/20/18 Oregon + 3 vs Washington State
10/20/18 Southern California + 6.5 vs Utah

I’m adding the following picks from the Campus Conversation podcast today:

Date Pick
10/20/18 Marshall+3 vs Florida Atlantic
10/20/18 Iowa-9 vs Maryland
10/20/18 Ohio State-13 vs Purdue

The following picks have been added from his Inside the Pressbox preview this week, including his RED HOT FCS picks!

Date Pick
10/20/18 East Carolina + 21.5 vs Central Florida
10/20/18 Wisconsin  -24.5 vs Illinois
10/20/18 Tulane  -6.5 vs SMU
10/20/18 Florida State  -10 vs Wake Forest
10/20/18 Western Michigan  -4 vs Central Michigan
10/20/18 Bucknell + 9.5 vs Lafayette
10/20/18 Monmouth + 11.5 vs Campbell

Week 7 2018: #CFB Picks are graded; results are in!

Welcome back everyone.  Week 7 brought us some big upsets and some big performances by our expert pickers and prognosticators.  Let’s dive right in.

Winners this week included Stanford Steve (4-1 ATS), Kirk Herbstreit (10-4), Desmond Howard (12-5), Chris Fallica (5-2 ATS), Scott Van Pelt (6-3 ATS), and Dusty Dvoracek (3-1 ATS).  However this week’s big win is going to Phil Steele.  Phil started off to a pretty horrendous start on the year, but for two weeks in a row he has blown the competition away.  Phil Steele went 10-1 straight up and 14-3 against the spread this week!  For those of you keeping track at home, his FCS picks against the spread have been on fire the last two weeks so pay attention if he puts them out this week.

Losers this week include Danny Kanell (2-6 straight up, 3-4 ATS), Houston Nutt (3-4), Rufus Peabody (1-4 ATS), Brett McMurphy (2-3 ATS), and Jeff Ma (2-3 ATS).  However this week’s loss couldn’t go to anyone else but Pat Forde, who went 2-4 straight up but a pretty sad 0-6 against the spread.  That’s gotta sting, especially if Pat is betting those picks.

Lee Corso had a tough week this week going 6-8 on his picks and losing his headgear pick Wisconsin over Michigan.  Special guest celebrities the Chainsmokers went 9-5 on the week despite the fact that they seem to have never watched an actual football game between them.  Bear’s Bank went 1-1-1 on the official Gameday picks this week.  @GamedayJen booked another winner at 12-6 on the week.  Everyone else you can find below so check out the full results to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Mack.Brown 100% 1 0
Rece.Davis 100% 2 0
Brad.Edwards 100% 3 0
Matt.Leinart 100% 1 0
Phil.Steele 90.91% 10 1
Steve.Coughlin 80% 4 1
Bruce.Feldman 75% 9 3
Joey.Galloway 75% 3 1
Kirk.Herbstreit 71.43% 10 4
Desmond.Howard 70.59% 12 5
Jennifer 66.67% 12 6
Andrea.Adelson 66.67% 6 3
Chris.Doering 66.67% 4 2
Paul.Finebaum 66.67% 8 4
Lou.Holtz 66.67% 6 3
Tim.Tebow 66.67% 4 2
Celebrity.Guest 64.29% 9 5
Chris.Fallica 63.64% 7 4
David.Pollack 60% 3 2
Brian.Jones 57.14% 4 3
Mark.May 55.56% 5 4
Colin.Cowherd 50% 1 1
Heather.Dinich 50% 2 2
Joel.Klatt 50% 2 2
Brett.McMurphy 50% 1 1
Les.Miles 50% 2 2
Jesse.Palmer 50% 2 2
Adam.Rittenberg 50% 2 2
Marcus.Spears 50% 3 3
Lee.Corso 42.86% 6 8
Houston.Nutt 42.86% 3 4
Dusty.Dvoracek 33.33% 1 2
Pat.Forde 33.33% 2 4
Danny.Kanell 25% 2 6
Chris.Low 25% 1 3
Ivan.Maisel 25% 1 3
Trevor.Matich 25% 1 3
Ryan.McGee 25% 1 3
Mark.Schlabach 25% 1 3
Corso.Headgear 0% 0 1
Robert.Smith 0% 0 1

ATS Results:

percent.correct.ats n.correct n.wrong n.tie
Phil.Steele.ATS.Grade 82.35% 14 3 0
Steve.Coughlin.ATS.Grade 80% 4 1 0
Dusty.Dvoracek.ATS.Grade 75% 3 1 0
Chris.Fallica.ATS.Grade 68.75% 5 2 1
Scott.Spreitzer.ATS.Grade 66.67% 2 1 0
Scott.Van.Pelt.ATS.Grade 66.67% 6 3 0
Bruce.Feldman.ATS.Grade 50% 6 6 0
Danny.Kanell.ATS.Grade 42.86% 3 4 0
Jeff.Ma.ATS.Grade 40% 2 3 0
Brett.McMurphy.ATS.Grade 40% 2 3 0
Rufus.Peabody.ATS.Grade 20% 1 4 0
Pat.Forde.ATS.Grade 0% 0 6 0