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2018-19 College Football Season: Picks are graded. Final results are in; yearly champion is crowned!

We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes with our team of scientists, mathematicians, and the boys down in the lab.  The numbers have been crunched and the results are in for your 2018-19 college football season.  Without further delay, we are proud to announce Stanford Steve Coughlin as our 2018-19 college football picking champion.  Steve Coughlin put forth a 65-22 record picking games straight up on his ESPN Chalk column, which is a nice 74.71% picking record.  However, Stanford Steve blew the doors off the competition 57-29-1 AGAINST THE SPREAD which is 66.09%.  If you followed his picks and invested in them you are probably a millionaire reading this website from your new beachfront property.  This is an all-time great performance, so if you see Steve please buy him a drink for me.

Everyone else with more than 10 games picked is below, so enjoy the full 2018-19 grades below.

Straight up records:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Jordan.Rodgers 85% 17 3
Brett.McMurphy 80.65% 25 6
Kevin.Carter 80% 8 2
Matt.Leinart 76.47% 13 4
Paul.Finebaum 75.86% 88 28
Tim.Tebow 75% 51 17
Steve.Coughlin 74.71% 65 22
Chris.Doering 74.60% 47 16
Joey.Galloway 74.36% 29 10
Colin.Cowherd 74.07% 20 7
Rece.Davis 73.33% 11 4
Les.Miles 73.33% 33 12
Lou.Holtz 72.86% 102 38
Heather.Dinich 71.67% 43 17
Jennifer 71.16% 190 77
Phil.Steele 70.87% 163 67
Andrea.Adelson 70.81% 114 47
Marcus.Spears 69.74% 53 23
David.Pollack 69.64% 39 17
Tim.Cowlishaw 69.23% 27 12
Jake.Trotter 68.57% 48 22
Joel.Klatt 67.35% 33 16
Rick.Neuheisel 67.16% 45 22
Jonathan.Vilma 66.67% 12 6
Dusty.Dvoracek 66.04% 35 18
Mark.Schlabach 65.96% 62 32
Lee.Corso 65.91% 145 75
Dari.Nowkhah 65.22% 15 8
Greg.McElroy 65% 39 21
Jesse.Palmer 64.86% 24 13
Chris.Fallica 64.80% 81 44
Corso.Headgear 64.71% 11 6
Trevor.Matich 64.71% 11 6
Dave.Wannstedt 64.29% 9 5
Pat.Forde 64.06% 82 46
Kirk.Herbstreit 64.02% 137 77
Houston.Nutt 64% 16 9
Chris.Low 63.64% 35 20
Celebrity.Guest 63.41% 130 75
Pete.Thamel 62.63% 62 37
Brian.Jones 62.03% 49 30
Aaron.Taylor 61.43% 43 27
Randy.Cross 61.33% 46 29
Desmond.Howard 61.18% 145 92
Andy.Staples 61.06% 127 81
Bruce.Feldman 60.30% 120 79
Robert.Smith 60% 9 6
Ryan.McGee 60% 36 24
Mark.May 59.44% 85 58
Adam.Rittenberg 59.18% 58 40
Emmanuel.Acho 58.82% 10 7
Ivan.Maisel 58.33% 35 25
Stewart.Mandel 56.16% 114 89
Danny.Kanell 53.85% 21 18
Gene.Chizik 50% 6 6
Dan.Orlovsky 29.41% 5 12

ATS Records:

% Correct n.correct n.wrong n.tie
steve.coughlin.ats 66.09% 57 29 1
dusty.dvoracek.ats 62.65% 52 31 0
brett.mcmurphy.ats 60.19% 32 21 1
phil.steele.ats 58.78% 129 90 3
rufus.peabody.ats 58.55% 44 31 1
kirk.herbstreit.ats 57.69% 7 5 1
danny.kanell.ats 56.33% 43 33 3
doug.kezirian.ats 56.10% 23 18 0
adam.kramer.ats 55.56% 49 39 2
jeff.ma.ats 55.07% 38 31 0
todd.fuhrman.ats 54.95% 60 49 2
rico.bosco.ats 54.69% 69 57 2
dave.portnoy.ats 54.59% 110 91 6
scott.spreitzer.ats 54.55% 42 35 0
rece.davis.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
chris.fallica.ats 52.27% 57 52 1
lee.corso.ats 50% 6 6 1
scott.van.pelt.ats 49.17% 58 60 2
dan.katz.ats 48.22% 80 86 3
dari.nowkhah.ats 46.67% 7 8 0
stewart.mandel.ats 45.99% 73 86 3
pat.forde.ats 44.26% 53 67 2
tim.cowlishaw.ats 43.38% 28 37 3
pete.thamel.ats 42.21% 51 70 1
bruce.feldman.ats 41.46% 64 91 3
jake.trotter.ats 41.18% 7 10 0
desmond.howard.ats 37.50% 4 7 1

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%