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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 College Football Championship: Picks, predictions, ATS plays, and prop bets!

Welcome back everyone.  Here is the official GamedayCole.com megapost of CFB Championship picks, predictions, ATS plays, prop bets, and anything else we can find along the way today.  I will be updating all day with the latest and greatest picks available so check back often for updates.

Corso’s Headgear:
Clemson over Alabama

Desmond Howard:
Alabama over Clemson

David Pollack:
Alabama over Clemson

Full slate of ESPN.com writer predictions can be found HERE!!!!

@GamedayJen:
Clemson over Alabama

Paul Finebaum: CFP Selection Show 12/2
Alabama over Clemson

Marcus Spears:
Alabama over Clemson 24-24

Tim Tebow:
Alabama over Clemson

Emmanuel Acho:
Clemson over Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Adelson:
Alabama over Clemson

Charles Arbuckle:
Clemson over Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skip Bayless:
Alabama over Clemson 36-30

Stanford Steve Coughlin:
Alabama-4.5 vs Clemson
Alabama vs Clemson over 58.5 (not official pick but gave it out on his podcast)

Colin Cowherd:
Alabama over Clemson (by 10)

Tim Cowlishaw:
Alabama-5 vs Clemson

Randy Cross:
Clemson over Alabama

Heather Dinich:
Alabama over Clemson

Chris Doering:
Alabama over Clemson

Dusty Dvoracek:
Clemson over Alabama (straight up)
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Chris Fallica:
Clemson moneyline+180-190
Henry Ruggs to score+115
Longest TD over 52.5 yards
No defensive/special teams touchdowns-220
Tee Higgins to score+120
Justyn Ross over 69.5 receiving yards
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama (gave this out on Dari & Mel)

Bruce Feldman:
Alabama over Clemson

Pat Forde:
Alabama over Clemson

Todd Fuhrman:
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Joey Galloway:
Alabama over Clemson

Mike Golic:
Alabama over Clemson 35-24

Mike Golic Jr.:
Alabama over Clemson

Brian Jones:
Alabama over Clemson

Danny Kanell:
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Chip Kelly:
Alabama over Clemson

Doug Kezirian:
Leans Alabama minus the points
Tua’s longest completion over 42.5 yards
No special teams or defensive touchdowns-220

Joel Klatt:
Alabama over Clemson

Matt Leinart:
Clemson over Alabama

Chris Low:
Alabama over Clemson

Jeff Ma:
Clemson+5 vs Alabama

Ivan Maisel:
Alabama over Clemson

Stewart Mandel:
Alabama over Clemson 38-31

Mark May:
Alabama over Clemson

Greg McElroy:
Alabama over Clemson

Ryan McGee:
Alabama over Clemson

Brett McMurphy:
Clemson over Alabama 35-31

Todd McShay:
Alabama over Clemson

Jim Mora Jr.:
Clemson over Alabama

Rick Neuheisel:
Alabama over Clemson

Dan Orlovsky:
Clemson over Alabama

Jesse Palmer:
Alabama over Clemson

Rufus Peabody:
Clemson+5 vs Alabama

Adam Rittenberg:
Alabama over Clemson

Rex Ryan:
Clemson over Alabama

Mark Schlabach:
Alabama over Clemson

Robert Smith:
Alabama over Clemson

Scott Spreitzer:
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Phil Steele:
Alabama over Clemson

Aaron Taylor:
Alabama over Clemson

Pete Thamel:
Clemson over Alabama

Jake Trotter:
Alabama over Clemson (straight up)
Clemson+5.5 vs Alabama

Jonathan Vilma:
Clemson over Alabama 27-17

Dave Wannstedt:
Clemson over Alabama

Dan Wetzel:
Alabama over Clemson

Trey Wingo:
Alabama over Clemson 31-21

2018-19 Bowl Season: Bowl picks from CBS Sports/Inside College Football!

Here are the 2018-19 bowl picks from the CBS Sports crew via Inside College Football.

Randy Cross:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Clemson  over  Alabama
1/1/19 Central Florida  over  LSU
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Penn State  over  Kentucky
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington
12/31/18 Northwestern  over  Utah
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
12/28/18 Syracuse  over  West Virginia

Brian Jones:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Alabama  over  Clemson
1/1/19 LSU  over  Central Florida
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Penn State  over  Kentucky
1/1/19 Washington  over  Ohio State
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Florida  over  Michigan
12/28/18 Iowa State  over  Washington State
12/28/18 Syracuse  over  West Virginia

Rick Neuheisel:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Alabama  over  Clemson
1/1/19 LSU  over  Central Florida
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
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

Aaron Taylor:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Alabama  over  TBD
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
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Notre Dame  over  Clemson
12/29/18 Florida  over  Michigan
12/28/18 Washington State  over  Iowa State
12/28/18 Syracuse  over  West Virginia