CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

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CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Eric » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:57 am

Welcome back to our bowl pick'em at CFP! I'm leaving the option up to you whether or not you want to do confidence points or not. I know it can be a hassle, but if you use a service like ESPN, it makes it easier to sort out. I'll be keeping a separate tally of straight-up W/L record and with the bowl points. For points, you rate your highest confidence point total in the game you feel the most confident about (obviously), and lowest for least-confident. I'm putting 40 on Mississippi State and 1 on Western Michigan, for example.

This is unfortunate, but I'm skipping the national title game since we don't know who's playing in it and it'll mess up the confidence totals (why pick a game where we don't know the participants yet?). Same as last year.


1. New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico vs. UTSA
2. Las Vegas Bowl: San Diego State vs. Houston
3. Camellia Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Toledo
4. Cure Bowl: UCF vs. Arkansas State
5. New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss vs. UL Lafayette
6. Miami Beach Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
7. Boca Raton Bowl: Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
8. Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. Wyoming
9. Idaho Potato Bowl: Idaho vs. Colorado State
10. Bahamas Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
11. Armed Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Navy
12. Dollar General Bowl: Ohio vs. Troy
13. Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee
14. St. Petersburg Bowl: Miami OH vs. Mississippi State
15. Quick Lane Bowl: Maryland vs. Boston College
16. Independence Bowl: NC State vs. Vanderbilt
17. Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army vs. North Texas
18. Military Bowl: Temple vs. Wake Forest
19. Holiday Bowl: Minnesota vs. Washington Sate
20. Cactus Bowl: Boise State vs. Baylor
21. Pinstripe Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
22. Russell Athletic Bowl: West Virginia vs. Miami
23. Foster Farms Bowl: Indiana vs. Utah
24. Texas Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
25. Birmingham Bowl: USF vs. South Carolina
26. Belk Bowl: Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech
27. Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
28. Liberty Bowl: Georgia vs. TCU
29. Sun Bowl: Stanford vs. North Carolina
30. Music City Bowl: Tennessee vs. Nebraska
31. Arizona Bowl: South Alabama vs. Air Force
32. Orange Bowl: Michigan vs. Florida State
33. Citrus Bowl: LSU vs. Louisville
34. TaxSlayer Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
35. Peach Bowl: Washington vs. Alabama
36. Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson
37. Outback Bowl: Florida vs. Iowa
38. Cotton Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin
39. Rose Bowl: Penn State vs. USC
40. Sugar Bowl: Auburn vs. Oklahoma
Running bowl/MSU/OSU record '05-present: 9-25

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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Eric » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:09 am

1. New Mexico - 33
2. San Diego State - 7
3. Toledo - 14
4. UCF - 34
5. Southern Miss - 23
6. Tulsa - 37
7. Memphis - 16
8. BYU - 10
9. Colorado State - 35
10. Old Dominion - 28
11. Louisiana Tech - 3
12. Troy - 29
13. Hawaii - 9
14. Mississippi State - 40
15. Maryland - 26
16. NC State - 19
17. Army - 20
18. Wake Forest - 15
19. Washington State - 22
20. Boise State - 21
21. Northwestern - 5
22. Miami - 12
23. Utah - 36
24. Kansas State - 2
25. South Carolina - 17
26. Virginia Tech - 25
27. Colorado - 11
28. Georgia - 8
29. Stanford - 24
30. Tennessee - 32
31. Air Force - 38
32. Florida State - 13
33. Louisville - 6
34. Kentucky - 4
35. Alabama - 39
36. Clemson - 18
37. Florida - 27
38. Western Michigan - 1
39. USC - 30
40. Oklahoma - 31
Running bowl/MSU/OSU record '05-present: 9-25

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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby donovan » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:23 pm

1 New Mexico 4
2 Houston 11
3 Toledo 14
4 UCF 16
5 Southern Mississippi 23
6 Tulsa 5
7 Western Kentucky 13
8 BYU 28
9 Colorado State 8
10 Eastern Michigan 12
11 Navy 32
12 Troy 6
13 Hawaii 15
14 Mississippi State 19
15 Maryland 9
16 NC State 21
17 Army 27
18 Temple 22
19 Washington State 18
20 Boise State 24
21 Pittsburg 40
22 West Virginia 26
23 Utah 20
24 Texas A&M 17
25 USF 2
26 Virginia Tech 25
27 Colorado 29
28 Georgia 10
29 Stanford 3
30 Nebraska 34
31 Air Force 37
32 Michigan 30
33 Louisville 33
34 Georgia Tech 35
35 Washington 1
36 Ohio State 31
37 Florida 36
38 Wisconsin 38
39 Penn State 39
40 Oklahoma 7
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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Cane from the Bend » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:38 pm

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Here are my usual straight up picks:

* not on Eric's schedule

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* Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl: North Carolina Central (9-2) vs. Grambling State (11-1)
Winner -- Grambling St.

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1. New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico (8-4) vs. UTSA (6-6) -- New Mexico --
2. Las Vegas Bowl: Houston (9-3) vs. San Diego State (10-3) -- Houston --
3. Camellia Bowl: Appalachian State (9-3) vs. Toledo (9-3) -- Appalachian State --
4. Cure Bowl: UCF (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-5) -- UCF --
5. New Orleans Bowl: Southern Mississippi (6-6) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6) -- UL-Lafayette --
6. Miami Beach Bowl: Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Tulsa (9-3) -- Tulsa --
7. Boca Raton Bowl: Memphis (8-4) vs. Western Kentucky (10-3) -- Memphis --
8. Poinsettia Bowl: BYU (8-4) vs. Wyoming (8-5) -- BYU --
9. Idaho Potato Bowl: Idaho (8-4) vs. Colorado State (7-5) -- Idaho --
10. Bahamas Bowl: Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs . Old Dominion (9-3) -- Old Dominion --
11. Armed Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech (8-5) vs. # 25 Navy (9-3) -- Navy --
12. Dollar General Bowl: Ohio (8-5) vs. Troy (9-3) -- Troy --
13. Hawaii Bowl: Hawai'i (6-7) vs. Middle Tennessee (8-4) -- Middle Tennessee --
14. St. Petersburg Bowl: Miami (Ohio) (6-6) vs. Mississippi State (5-7) -- Miami (OH) --
15. Quick Lane Bowl: Maryland (6-6) vs. Boston College (6-6) -- Boston College --
16. Independence Bowl: NC State (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6) -- NC State --
17. Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army (6-5) vs. North Texas (5-7) -- Army --
18. Military Bowl: # 24 Temple (10-3) vs. Wake Forest (6-6) -- Wake Forest --
19. Holiday Bowl: Minnesota (8-4) vs. Washington State (8-4) -- Washington State --
20. Cactus Bowl: Boise State (10-2) vs. Baylor (6-6) -- Boise State --
21. Pinstripe Bowl: # 23 Pittsburgh (8-4) vs. Northwestern (6-6) -- Pitt --
22. Russell Athletic Bowl: #16 West Virginia (10-2) vs. Miami (8-4) -- Miami --
23. Foster Farms Bowl: Indiana (6-6) vs. # 19 Utah (8-4) -- Utah --
24. Texas Bowl: Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Kansas State (8-4) -- Kansas State --
25. Birmingham Bowl: South Florida (10-2) vs. South Carolina (6-6) -- South Florida --
26. Belk Bowl: Arkansas (7-5) vs. # 22 Virginia Tech (9-4) -- Virginia Tech --
27. Alamo Bowl: # 12 Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. # 10 Colorado (10-3) -- Colorado --
28. Liberty Bowl: Georgia (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6) -- Georgia --
29. Sun Bowl: #18 Stanford (9-3) vs. North Carolina (8-4) -- Stanford --
30. Music City Bowl: Nebraska (9-3) vs. # 21 Tennessee (8-4) -- Nebraska --
31. Arizona Bowl: South Alabama (6-6) vs. Air Force (9-3) -- Air Force --
32. Orange Bowl: # 6 Michigan (10-2) vs. # 11 Florida State (9-3) -- Michigan --
33. Citrus Bowl: # 20 LSU (7-4) vs. # 13 Louisville (9-3) -- Louisville --
34. TaxSlayer Bowl: Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5) -- Georgia Tech --
35. Peach Bowl: # 4 Washington (12-1) vs. # 1 Alabama (13-0) -- Alabama --
36. Fiesta Bowl: # 3 Ohio State (11-1) vs. # 2 Clemson (12-1) -- Clemson --
37. Outback Bowl: # 17 Florida (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4) -- Iowa --
38. Cotton Bowl: # 15 Western Michigan (13-0) vs. # 8 Wisconsin (10-3) -- Wisconsin --
39. Rose Bowl: # 9 USC (9-3) vs. # 5 Penn State (11-2) -- Penn State --
40. Sugar Bowl: # 14 Auburn (8-4) vs. # 7 Oklahoma (10-2) -- Oklahoma --

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Prediction
* College Football Playoff National Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson
Winner -- Alabama --

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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby donovan » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:43 pm

We need to post Mr. Congroves confidence picks on this poll. Always good to see how the Master does.
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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Vileborg » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:26 pm

1. New Mexico 40
2. Houston 39
3. Toledo 20
4. Arkansas State 38
5. Southern Miss 19
6. Tulsa 37
7. Western Kentucky 36
8. BYU 35
9. Colorado State 34
10. Old Dominion 18
11. Navy 33
12. Ohio 17
13. Middle Tennessee 32
14. Mississippi State 31
15. Boston College 16
16. Vanderbilt 30
17. Army 29
18. Temple 28
19. Minnesota 15
20. Boise State 27
21. Pittsburgh 26
22. West Virginia 25
23. Utah 24
24. Texas A&M 23
25. USF 22
26. Virginia Tech 21
27. Colorado 14
28. Georgia 13
29. Stanford 12
30. Tennessee 11
31. Air Force 10
32. Michigan 9
33. Louisville 8
34. Georgia Tech 7
35. Alabama 6
36. Ohio State 5
37. Iowa 4
38. Wisconsin 3
39. Penn State 2
40. Oklahoma 1

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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Spence » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:39 pm

1. New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico - 30
2. Las Vegas Bowl: Houston 20
3. Camellia Bowl: Toledo - 9
4. Cure Bowl: UCF- 19
5. New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss - 24
6. Miami Beach Bowl: Tulsa - 29
7. Boca Raton Bowl: Western Kentucky - 36
8. Poinsettia Bowl: BYU - 37
9. Idaho Potato Bowl: Colorado State - 18
10. Bahamas Bowl: Old Dominion - 28
11. Armed Forces Bowl: Navy - 23
12. Dollar General Bowl: Ohio - 2
13. Hawaii Bowl: Middle Tennessee - 8
14. St. Petersburg Bowl: Mississippi State - 35
15. Quick Lane Bowl: Maryland - 1
16. Independence Bowl: NC State - 17
17. Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army - 38
18. Military Bowl: Temple - 34
19. Holiday Bowl: Washington Sate - 39
20. Cactus Bowl: Boise State -26
21. Pinstripe Bowl: Northwestern -3
22. Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami - 16
23. Foster Farms Bowl: Utah - 7
24. Texas Bowl: Texas A&M - 21
25. Birmingham Bowl: USF - 33
26. Belk Bowl: Arkansas - 6
27. Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State - 4
28. Liberty Bowl: Georgia - 15
29. Sun Bowl: Stanford - 14
30. Music City Bowl: Tennessee - 31
31. Arizona Bowl: Air Force - 32
32. Orange Bowl: Michigan - 13
33. Citrus Bowl: LSU - 25
34. TaxSlayer Bowl: Kentucky - 5
35. Peach Bowl: Alabama - 40
36. Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State - 12
37. Outback Bowl: Iowa - 11
38. Cotton Bowl: Wisconsin - 27
39. Rose Bowl: USC - 22
40. Sugar Bowl: Auburn - 10

Not my best effort this year. There are just too many teams to try and think out the whole slate of games.
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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Cane from the Bend » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:20 pm

Spence wrote:Not my best effort this year. There are just too many teams to try and think out the whole slate of games.


Yes, well, I'd ask you who you think will win it all; however, because of who's in the tournament, we both know you would choose a team that you are bound to, if for no better reason than superstition, rather than whom you may actually believe will win it. :)

Of course, one could make that same accusation about my prediction of the Russell Athletic Bowl ... though, I actually think there may be a fairly solid chance the win will go the way I'd like it to. 8)

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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Spence » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:41 pm

Actually, If I was picking today who will win it all I pick Alabama. Of course if Ohio State gets there, I would pick them just because.
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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby Spence » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:48 pm

Here are the CCR computer picks and points.

40
Birmingham
USF 18.18 over South Carolina
 
 
39
Poinsettia
BYU 15.70 over Wyoming
 
 
38
Arizona
Air Force 12.90 over South Alabama
 
 
37
Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas
Army 12.45 over North Texas
 
 
36
Holiday
Washington State 11.74 over Minnesota
 
 
35
Military
Temple 11.67 over Wake Forest
 
 
34
New Mexico
New Mexico 10.36 over UTSA
 
 
33
St. Petersburg
Mississippi State 9.95 over Miami (O.)
 
 
32
Foster Farms
Utah 9.45 over Indiana
 
 
31
Chick-fil-A Peach
Alabama 8.98 over Washington
 
 
30
Music City
Tennessee 8.78 over Nebraska
 
 
29
Bahamas
Old Dominion 7.96 over Eastern Michigan
 
 
28
Hawaii
Middle Tennessee 7.26 over Hawaii
 
 
27
Famous Idaho Potato
Colorado State 7.10 over Idaho
 
 
26
Boca Raton
Western Kentucky 7.05 over Memphis
 
 
25
Cactus
Boise State 6.58 over Baylor
 
 
24
Fiesta
Ohio State 6.36 over Clemson
 
 
23
Miami Beach
Tulsa 6.11 over Central Michigan
 
 
22
Russell Athletic
Miami (FL) 5.40 over West Virginia
 
 
21
New Orleans
Southern Miss 5.22 over Louisiana-Lafayette
 
 
20
Sugar
Oklahoma 4.58 over Auburn
 
 
19
Outback
Iowa 4.40 over Florida
 
 
18
Texas
Texas A&M 4.20 over Kansas State
 
 
17
Belk
Virginia Tech 3.75 over Arkansas
 
 
16
Orange
Michigan 3.67 over Florida State
 
 
15
Cotton
Wisconsin 3.62 over Western Michigan
 
 
14
Rose
USC 3.55 over Penn State
 
 
13
Las Vegas
Houston 3.47 over San Diego State
 
 
12
Cure
UCF 3.46 over Arkansas State
 
 
11
Independence
N.C. State 3.34 over Vanderbilt
 
 
10
Sun
Stanford 3.19 over North Carolina
 
 
9
Alamo
Oklahoma State 3.09 over Colorado
 
 
8
Citrus
LSU 3.06 over Louisville
 
 
7
Quick Lane
Boston College 2.90 over Maryland
 
 
6
Liberty
TCU 2.48 over Georgia
 
 
5
Armed Forces
Navy 2.03 over Louisiana Tech
 
 
4
Pinstripe
Pittsburgh 1.64 over Northwestern
 
 
3
Camellia
Appalachian State 1.40 over Toledo
 
 
2
TaxSlayer
Kentucky 1.03 over Georgia Tech
 
 
1
Dollar General
Ohio 0.08 over Troy
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Re: CFP Bowl Pick'em - 2016

Postby highfly24 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:42 pm

1. New Mexico
2. Houston
3. Toledo
4. Ark State
5. UL Lafayette
6. Central Michigan
7. West Kentucky
8. Wyoming
9. Colorado State
10. ODU
11. La Tech
12. Ohio
13. MTSU
14. Miss State
15. Maryland
16. NC State
17. Army
18. Wake Forest
19. Wazzou
20. Boise
21. Northwestern
22. West Virginia
23. Utah
24. K State
25. USF
26. Va Tech
27. Colorado
28. Georgia
29. UNC
30. Tennessee
31. Air Force
32. Michigan
33. Louisville
34. GA Tech
35. Alabama
36. Clemson
37. Iowa
38. West Michigan
39. USC
40. Oklahoma


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