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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 13 2017: #RivalryWeek picks are graded; results are in!

Welcome back everyone.  As we close out the regular season with sadness, it is time to review the rivalry week picks and results.

Winners this week included Andrea Adelson (7-2), Gene Chizik (6-1), Pat Forde (8-3), Danny Kanell (4-1 straight up, 4-1 ATS), Booger McFarland (7-0), Dari Nowkhah (5-0 straight up, 2-1 ATS), and Kirk Herbstreit (8-1).  This week’s official win is going to none other than professional gambler extraordinaire Rufus Peabody, who after several weeks as the official loser, has posted a 6-0 record against the spread this week.  Pretty impressive stuff.

Losers this week included Marcus Spears (3-4), Chris Fallica (4-5 straight up, 1-7 ATS, 0-1 ML), Scott Spreitzer (0-3 ATS), and Scott Van Pelt (2-6 ATS).  This week’s official loss gets credited to one of the hottest pickers this season, Stanford Steve Coughlin, who went 2-3 straight up, 0-5 against the spread, and 0-1 on the moneyline.  He still killed it during the regular season, but that’s a tough one pal.

Coach Corso went 6-3 on the week, but missed out on his headgear pick and super dog.  Special guest celebrity Charles Barkley went 4-5 on the week but got the Auburn pick right (and nearly nailed his Michigan upset).  @GamedayJen went 6-4 on the week, picking the Auburn upset in tandem with Charles Barkley just like the kick six game.

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

Lee Corso: 6-3 straight up, 0-1 ATS
WRONG Alabama over Auburn (headgear pick)
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
WRONG Washington St over Washington
RIGHT Stanford over ND
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
WRONG Boise St over Fresno St
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
WRONG Georgia St+7.5 vs App St (Super Dog)

Kirk Herbstreit: 8-1 straight up, 0-1 ATS
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Washington over Wash St
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
RIGHT Fresno St over Boise St
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
WRONG Alabama over Auburn
WRONG Rice+12 vs UNT (Super Dog)

Desmond Howard: 6-4 straight up, 0-1 ATS
RIGHT Georgia over GT
WRONG Washington St over Washington
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota
WRONG Florida over FSU
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
RIGHT Fresno St over Boise St
RIGHT Stanford over ND
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St
WRONG Alabama over Auburn
WRONG TAMU+9.5 vs LSU (Super Dog)

Charles Barkley: 4-5
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama
WRONG Florida over FSU
WRONG Kentucky over Louisville
WRONG Boise St over Fresno St
RIGHT Stanford over ND
WRONG Wash St over Washington
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Georgia over GT
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St

@GamedayJen: 6-4
WRONG Florida over FSU
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
WRONG Boise St over Fresno St
RIGHT Stanford over ND
WRONG Wash St over Washington
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Georgia over GT
WRONG Michigan over Ohio St
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama

David Pollack 1-1
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota
WRONG Alabama over Auburn

Rece Davis: 1-0 ATS
RIGHT Duke+11.5 vs Wake Forest (Super Dog)

Tim Tebow: 4-3
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Tennessee over Vanderbilt
WRONG Kentucky over Louisville
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Georgia over GT
WRONG Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina

Marcus Spears: 3-4
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Tennessee over Vanderbilt
WRONG Kentucky over Louisville
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Georgia over GT
WRONG Alabama over Auburn
WRONG S.Carolina over Clemson

Paul Finebaum: 4-3
WRONG Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG Tennessee over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
WRONG Florida over FSU
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina

Andrea Adelson: 7-2
WRONG Miami FL over Pitt
RIGHT VT over UVA
RIGHT UGA over GT
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
RIGHT BC over Syracuse
WRONG Wake Forest over Duke
RIGHT NC State over UNC
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina

Gene Chizik: 6-1
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
WRONG Tennessee over Vanderbilt
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 2-3 straight up, 0-5 ATS, 0-1 ML
WRONG Alabama over Auburn (20-13ish)
WRONG ND over Stanford
RIGHT FAU over Charlotte
WRONG UVA over VT
RIGHT Houston over Navy
WRONG Alabama-4.5 vs Auburn
WRONG Navy+4.5 vs Houston
WRONG UVA+7.5 vs VT
WRONG ND-2.5 vs Stanford
WRONG FAU-21.5 vs Charlotte
WRONG Arkansas ML vs Mizzou

Colin Cowherd: 2-0
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama
RIGHT Pitt over Miami FL

Chris Doering: 4-3
WRONG Florida over FSU
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
WRONG Tennessee over Vanderbilt
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
WRONG Alabama over Auburn

Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica: 4-5 straight up, 1-7 ATS, 0-1 ML
WRONG Miami FL over Pitt (straight up)
WRONG Alabama over Auburn (by 10)
WRONG UNLV over Nevada
RIGHT Washington over Wash St
RIGHT Mich St over Rutgers
RIGHT UNT over Rice
RIGHT MTSU over Old Dom
WRONG UTSA over LT
WRONG Nebraska over Iowa
WRONG Alabama-4.5 vs Auburn
WRONG Nebraska+3.5 vs Iowa
WRONG ODU+12/12.5 vs MTSU
WRONG UTSA+2 vs LT (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Rutgers+14 vs Mich St (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Rice+12 vs UNT (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Rice+10.5 vs UNT
RIGHT Washington-10 vs Wash St
WRONG Cal ML vs UCLA

Bruce Feldman: 8-6
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
WRONG Miami FL over Pitt
RIGHT UCF over USF
RIGHT Iowa over Nebraska
RIGHT VT over UVA
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT FSU over Florida
WRONG Kentucky over Louisville
WRONG Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Fresno St over Boise St
WRONG Arizona over Ariz St
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
WRONG ND over Stanford

Pat Forde: 8-3
WRONG Alabama over Auburn
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT Georgia over GT
WRONG Miss St over Ole Miss
RIGHT Washington over Wash St
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota
RIGHT Louisville over Kentucky
WRONG UNC over NC State
RIGHT UCF over USF
RIGHT Purdue over Indiana

Danny Kanell: 4-1straight up, 4-1 ATS
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT FIU over WKU
WRONG Miami FL over Pitt
RIGHT FSU over Florida
RIGHT Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama
WRONG Ohio St-12 vs Michigan
RIGHT FIU+2.5 vs WKU
RIGHT Pitt+14 vs Miami FL
RIGHT FSU-5 vs Florida

Matt Leinart: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan

Trevor Matich: 0-1
WRONG Alabama over Auburn

Booger McFarland: 7-0
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Stanford over ND

Les Miles: 4-0
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT Clemson over S.Carolina
RIGHT LSU over TAMU
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama

Brent Musburger: 1-1 ATS
WRONG S.Carolina+14 vs Clemson
RIGHT Purdue-2.5 vs Indiana

Dari Nowkhah: 5-0 straight up, 2-1 ATS
RIGHT Auburn over Alabama
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT Wisconsin over Minnesota
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan
RIGHT Washington over Wash St
RIGHT UNC+16.5 vs NC St
WRONG Wash St+10.5 vs Washington
RIGHT Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama

Rufus Peabody: 6-0 ATS
RIGHT Arkansas+11 vs Mizzou
RIGHT VT-7 vs UVA
RIGHT Iowa-3 vs Nebraska
RIGHT Washington-9 vs Wash St
RIGHT Memphis-27.5 ECU
RIGHT USF+10 vs UCF

Robert Smith: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan

Scott Spreitzer: 0-3 ATS
WRONG FAU-22 vs Charlotte
WRONG Minnesota+18.5 vs Wisconsin
WRONG TAMU+10 vs LSU

Phil Steele: 9-7 straight up, 9-8 ATS
WRONG Alabama over Auburn (by 3)
RIGHT Washington over Wash St (by over 10 pts)
WRONG Miami FL over Pitt
WRONG Notre Dame over Stanford
RIGHT Oregon over Oregon St (lean minus the points)
RIGHT Houston over Navy
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan (by more than the spread)
WRONG Wake Forest over Duke (by 7 to 10)
RIGHT Penn St over Maryland (by more than 3 TD)
RIGHT OU over WVU (lean minus the points)
RIGHT UAB over UTEP
WRONG Indiana over Purdue
WRONG Utah St over AF
WRONG Louisiana over Ga Southern
RIGHT Georgia over GT
RIGHT UCF over USF
RIGHT Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama (take anything over a field goal)
RIGHT Washington-10 vs Wash St
WRONG S.Carolina+14 vs Clemson (game will be closer than expected)
WRONG Notre Dame-2.5 vs Stanford
RIGHT Tulane vs SMU over 67
WRONG Ohio St-11.5/12 vs Michigan
RIGHT Duke+12 vs Wake Forest
RIGHT Arkansas+10 vs Mizzou
RIGHT Penn St-21.5 vs Maryland
WRONG UVA+7 vs VT
RIGHT Ariz St+2 vs Arizona
WRONG Louisiana-6 vs Georgia Southern
WRONG Indiana+3 vs Purdue
WRONG Utah St+1.5 vs AF
WRONG Louisiana-6.5 vs Ga Southern
RIGHT Georgia-11 vs GT
RIGHT USF+10 vs UCF

Scott Van Pelt: 2-6 ATS
RIGHT Pitt+11.5 vs Miami FL
WRONG Nebraska+5 vs Iowa
WRONG GT+11 vs Georgia
WRONG Syracuse+3.5 vs BC
WRONG Florida+5 vs FSU
WRONG Minnesota+17 vs Wisconsin
WRONG Rutgers+14 vs Mich St
RIGHT Auburn+4.5 vs Alabama

Dave Wannstedt: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over Michigan