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Week 14 2018: #CFB Picks are graded; results are in!

Week 14 of our college football season brought us a shorter slate of games due to conference championships, so let’s get to it.

Winners this week included Rufus Peabody (3-0 ATS), Stanford Steve (2-1 ATS), Jeff Ma (2-1 ATS), Phil Steele (14-2 straight up), Lou Holtz (6-2), Rick Neuheisel  & Houston Nutt (7-3).  This week’s win is going to Brian Jones at 8-2 on the week.

Losers this week included Stewart Mandel (3-8 ATS), Dave Portnoy (3-7 ATS), Bruce Feldman (3-7 ATS), Pete Thamel (2-4 ATS), with a lot of small losers against the spread this week.  The official loss is going to be shared by Tim Cowlishaw and Dusty Dvoracek at 1-4 ATS.

Lee Corso had a good week at 8-3, including his headgear pick Alabama over Georgia.  Special celebritiy guest Quavo (?) went had a tough week at 6-5.  @GamedayJen marches on with another win at 9-3.  Bear’s Bank went 2-1 on the week.  Everyone else is somewhere in between, 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
Corso.Headgear 100% 1 0
David.Pollack 100% 1 0
Andrea.Adelson 100% 5 0
Gene.Chizik 100% 1 0
Colin.Cowherd 100% 4 0
Heather.Dinich 100% 5 0
Dusty.Dvoracek 100% 2 0
Chris.Fallica 100% 5 0
Paul.Finebaum 100% 4 0
Joel.Klatt 100% 4 0
Matt.Leinart 100% 2 0
Greg.McElroy 100% 1 0
Ryan.McGee 100% 5 0
Jordan.Rodgers 100% 1 0
Robert.Smith 100% 2 0
Tim.Tebow 100% 1 0
Dave.Wannstedt 100% 2 0
Phil.Steele 87.50% 14 2
Pat.Forde 85.71% 6 1
Brian.Jones 80% 8 2
Ivan.Maisel 80% 4 1
Adam.Rittenberg 80% 4 1
Mark.Schlabach 80% 4 1
Jennifer 75% 9 3
Steve.Coughlin 75% 3 1
Lou.Holtz 75% 6 2
Lee.Corso 72.73% 8 3
Desmond.Howard 72.73% 8 3
Randy.Cross 72.73% 8 3
Rick.Neuheisel 70% 7 3
Houston.Nutt 70% 7 3
Tim.Cowlishaw 66.67% 2 1
Aaron.Taylor 66.67% 6 3
Pete.Thamel 66.67% 4 2
Mark.May 62.50% 5 3
Bruce.Feldman 60% 6 4
Kirk.Herbstreit 54.55% 6 5
Celebrity.Guest 54.55% 6 5
Stewart.Mandel 54.55% 6 5
Chris.Doering 0% 0 1
Marcus.Spears 0% 0 1

ATS Grades:

% Correct n.correct n.wrong n.tie
doug.kezirian.grade 100% 1 0 0
rufus.peabody.grade 100% 3 0 0
steve.coughlin.grade 66.67% 2 1 0
jeff.ma.grade 66.67% 2 1 0
rico.bosco.grade 50% 2 2 0
chris.fallica.grade 50% 2 2 0
phil.steele.grade 50% 5 5 0
pat.forde.grade 40% 2 3 0
scott.van.pelt.grade 37.50% 3 5 0
dan.katz.grade 33.33% 2 4 0
scott.spreitzer.grade 33.33% 1 2 0
pete.thamel.grade 33.33% 2 4 0
bruce.feldman.grade 30% 3 7 0
dave.portnoy.grade 30% 3 7 0
stewart.mandel.grade 27.27% 3 8 0
tim.cowlishaw.grade 20% 1 4 0
dusty.dvoracek.grade 20% 1 4 0
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Week 12 2018: #CFB Picks are graded; results are in!

The week 12 college football grades are in.  Let’s examine.

Winners this week include Andrea Adelson (9-2), Lou Holtz (8-2), Phil Steele (12-3 straight up, 13-6 ATS), Kirk Herbstreit (11-4), Rick Neuheisel (7-3), Rufus Peabody (4-1 ATS), and Scott Spreitzer (4-1 ATS).  However, after splitting a weekly win last week, @GamedayJen sits atop the throne going 13-3 on picks this week.  That’s two in a row and three overall this season, so I expect her to get called up to ESPN any day.

Losers this week include Scott Van Pelt (3-5 ATS), Dan Katz (4-6 ATS), Stanford Steve (2-3 ATS), and Brett McMurphy (3-4 ATS).  However this week’s loss definitely goes to Bruce Feldman at 5-6 straight up; 3-7 ATS.

Lee Corso posted a big win at 12-3, including a win with this headgear pick UCF over Cincinnati.  Special guest celebrity Maury Povich had a nice winning week at 10-4.  The Bear had a losing week 3-4 ATS, but Bear’s Bank went 2-1 on the week.  Everyone else was somewhere in between to check out the results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Straight up grades:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Corso.Headgear 100% 1 0
Colin.Cowherd 100% 1 0
Heather.Dinich 100% 4 0
Chris.Doering 100% 5 0
Pat.Forde 100% 2 0
Brett.McMurphy 100% 2 0
Dari.Nowkhah 100% 1 0
Marcus.Spears 100% 1 0
Tim.Tebow 100% 1 0
Jonathan.Vilma 100% 1 0
Dave.Wannstedt 100% 2 0
Andrea.Adelson 81.82% 9 2
Jennifer 81.25% 13 3
Lee.Corso 80% 12 3
Steve.Coughlin 80% 4 1
Lou.Holtz 80% 8 2
Phil.Steele 80% 12 3
Paul.Finebaum 75% 3 1
Chris.Low 75% 3 1
Ivan.Maisel 75% 3 1
Kirk.Herbstreit 73.33% 11 4
Celebrity.Guest 71.43% 10 4
Rick.Neuheisel 70% 7 3
Tim.Cowlishaw 66.67% 2 1
Joel.Klatt 66.67% 2 1
Pete.Thamel 66.67% 2 1
Desmond.Howard 64.71% 11 6
Randy.Cross 60% 6 4
Brian.Jones 60% 6 4
Mark.May 60% 6 4
Aaron.Taylor 60% 6 4
Stewart.Mandel 54.55% 6 5
David.Pollack 50% 1 1
Matt.Leinart 50% 1 1
Ryan.McGee 50% 2 2
Les.Miles 50% 2 2
Adam.Rittenberg 50% 2 2
Mark.Schlabach 50% 2 2
Bruce.Feldman 45.45% 5 6
Chris.Fallica 44.44% 4 5
Dusty.Dvoracek 40% 2 3
Greg.McElroy 0% 0 1
Robert.Smith 0% 0 1

ATS grades:

percent.correct.ats n.correct n.wrong n.tie
rufus.peabody.grade 80% 4 1 0
scott.spreitzer.grade 80% 4 1 0
jeff.ma.grade 75% 3 1 0
phil.steele.grade 68.42% 13 6 0
rico.bosco.grade 57.14% 4 3 0
dusty.dvoracek.grade 50% 2 2 0
pat.forde.grade 50% 3 3 0
doug.kezirian.grade 50% 1 1 0
stewart.mandel.grade 50% 5 5 0
pete.thamel.grade 50% 3 3 0
chris.fallica.grade 42.86% 3 4 0
brett.mcmurphy.grade 42.86% 3 4 0
steve.coughlin.grade 40% 2 3 0
dan.katz.grade 40% 4 6 0
scott.van.pelt.grade 37.50% 3 5 0
bruce.feldman.grade 30% 3 7 0
tim.cowlishaw.grade 25% 1 3 0

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%