CFN Expert Bowl & College Football Playoff Confidence Pool Picks

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CFN Expert Bowl & College Football Playoff Confidence Pool Picks

Bowl & College Football Playoff Confidence Picks Straight Up & Against The Spread


How confident are you? Who are the sure thing winners this bowl season both straight up and against the spread? Here’s every Expert pick for every bowl game based on confidence from most to least.


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Scroll way, way down for 1) all the Confidence Pool picks straight up, 2) all the Confidence Pool picks against the spread, and 3) the expert-by-expert breakdown of every bowl game.

First are the confidence pool picks from 40 (most confident) to 1 (least confident) based on all the expert picks. For a breakdown on all the “experts” and each of their picks, again, scroll way down.

Check back throughout the bowl season as we keep track on how all the picks are doing and which expert is winning.

Straight Up Standings (record followed by confidence points)

1. Phil Harrison: 26-14 (580)
2. Fiu: 23-17 (541)
3. Dave Congrove: 24-16 (528)
4. Rich Cirminiello: 24-16 (493)
5. CONSENSUS POINTS: 22-18 (488)
6. Clucko the Chicken: 23-17 (466)
7. Jordan Runco: 21-17 (465)
8. Chris Williams: 20-20 (438)
9. Jeremy Simon: 23-17 (435)
10.The Schmo: 21-19 (429)

ATS Standings (record followed by confidence points)

1. Phil Harrison: 22-17-1 (495)
2. Rich Cirminiello: 19-21-1 (429)
3. Jordan Runco: 21-16-1 (428)
4. Fiu: 18-21-1 (390)
5. Jeremy Simon: 19-20-1 (382)
6. The Schmo: 18-21-1 (375)
7. CONSENSUS POINTS: 23-16-1 (365)
8. Chris Williams: 20-19-1 (360)
9. Dave Congrove: 19-20-1 (343)
10. Clucko the Chicken: 20-19-1 (323)

How did the Confidence Pools do last season? (Hint: they rocked)

Bowl & College Football Playoff Confidence Pools: Straight Up

From Most Confident (40) to Least Confident (1) straight up

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

Bowl & College Football Playoff Confidence Pools: Against The Spread

From Most Confident (40) to Least Confident (1) against the spread

40. Fiesta – Ohio State -3 over Clemson
39. Liberty – TCU +1 over Georgia
38. Citrus – LSU -3.5 over Louisville
37. Holiday – Washington State -7.5 over Minnesota
36. St. Petersburg – Mississippi State -13 over Miami Univ.
35. Foster Farms – Utah -7.5 over Indiana
34. Sun – Stanford -3.5 over North Carolina
33. Pinstripe – Pitt -5 over Northwestern
32. New Mexico – New Mexico -7 over UTSA
31. Hawaii – Middle Tennessee -6 over Hawaii
30. Cactus – Boise State -7.5 over Baylor
29. Bahamas – Old Dominion -4 over Eastern Michigan
28. Sugar – Oklahoma -3.5 over Auburn
27. Music City – Tennessee -3 over Nebraska
26. Military – Wake Forest +13.5 over Temple
25. Armed Forces – Navy -4.5 over Louisiana Tech
24. New Orleans – Southern Miss -4.5 over Louisiana-Lafayette
23. Las Vegas – Houston -3.5 over SDSU
22. Heart of Dallas – North Texas +10 over Army
21. Camellia – Toledo -1 over Appalachian State
20. Cure – UCF -5.5 over Arkansas State
19. Peach – Alabama -15.5 over Washington
18. Birmingham – South Carolina +10.5 over USF
17. Alamo – Oklahoma State +3 over Colorado
16. Quick Lane – Maryland -1.5 over Boston College
15. TaxSlayer – Georgia Tech -4 over Kentucky
14. Russell Athletic – West Virginia +3 over Miami
13. Dollar General – Troy -4 over Ohio
12. Poinsettia – Wyoming +9 over BYU
11. Belk – Virginia Tech -7 over Arkansas
10. Miami Beach – Tulsa -12 over Central Michigan
9. Cotton – Wisconsin -7.5 over Western Michigan
8. Potato – Colorado State -13.5 over Idaho
7. Arizona – Air Force -13 over South Alabama
6. Independence – Vanderbilt +4 over NC State
5. Texas – Texas A&M -2 over Kansas State 10
4. Outback – Iowa +2.5 over Florida
3. Boca Raton – WKU -4.5 over Memphis
2. Rose – Penn State +6.5 over USC
1. Orange – Michigan -7 over Florida State 6

Bowl & College Football Playoff Breakdown By Expert

So here’s how this works. Each “Expert” makes a pick from 40 (most confident) to 1 (least confident). Then at the very end, the total score is added up. For the pick, say the “Expert” is really confident of the pick straight up, but not so confident against the spread.

The Straight Up number is first, Against The Spread number second, so the pick below might be, for example 35, 8.

Scroll down to the bottom to learn who all the “Experts” all making the picks. For the bowls, we’re including Jordan Runco from ATS Wins.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 ET, ESPN
UTSA vs. New Mexico -7 (62.5)

Fiu: New Mexico 31, 33
Rich Cirminiello: New Mexico 31, 15
Phil Harrison: New Mexico 28, 22
Dave Congrove: New Mexico 34, 27
Jeremy Simon: New Mexico 24, 24
Chris Williams: New Mexico 26, UTSA 1
The Schmo: UTSA 5, 5
Jordan Runco: UTSA 15, 15
Clucko the Chicken: New Mexico 38, UTSA 1
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU New Mexico 192, ATS New Mexico 99

Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, 3:30 ET, ABC
Houston -3 vs. San Diego State (55)

Fiu: San Diego State 1, 1
Rich Cirminiello: Houston 18, 10
Phil Harrison: Houston 22, 35
Dave Congrove: Houston 13, San Diego State 5
Jeremy Simon: Houston, 35, 35
Chris Williams: San Diego State 7, 2
The Schmo: Houston 39, 39
Jordan Runco: San Diego State 30, 30
Clucko the Chicken: Houston 34, San Diego State 13
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Houston 123, ATS Houston 68

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
Appalachian State vs. Toledo -1 (56.5)

Fiu: Toledo 11, 23
Rich Cirminiello: Toledo 16, 9
Phil Harrison: Toledo 20, 23
Dave Congrove: Appalachian State 3, 23
Jeremy Simon: Toledo 13,13
Chris Williams: Toledo 1, 3
The Schmo: Toledo 28, 28
Jordan Runco: Appalachian State 28, 13
Clucko the Chicken: Appalachian State 24, 2
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Toledo 62, ATS Toledo 61

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL, 7:00 ET, CBS Sports Network
UCF vs. Arkansas State

Fiu: UCF 30, 22
Rich Cirminiello: UCF 15, Arkansas State 19
Phil Harrison: UCF 29, 23
Dave Congrove: UCF 12, Arkansas State 24
Jeremy Simon: UCF 8, 8
Chris Williams: UCF 6, 6
The Schmo: UCF 27, 27
Jordan Runco: UCF 14, 14
Clucko the Chicken: Arkansas State 23, 3
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU UCF 118, ATS UCF 54

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Southern Miss -4 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (58)

Fiu: Louisiana-Lafayette 2, 3
Rich Cirminiello: Louisiana-Lafayette 4, 3
Phil Harrison: Louisiana-Lafayette, 3
Dave Congrove: Southern Miss 21, 25
Jeremy Simon: Southern Miss 14, 14
Chris Williams: Louisiana-Lafayette 2, 4
The Schmo: Southern Miss 26, 26
Jordan Runco: Southern Miss 4, 4
Clucko the Chicken: Southern Miss 2, 17
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Southern Miss 58, ATS Southern Miss 73

Monday, December 19, 2016

Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami, FL, 2:30 ET, ESPN
Central Michigan vs. Tulsa -11.5 (69)

Fiu: Tulsa 29, Central Michigan 21
Rich Cirminiello: Tulsa 34, 16
Phil Harrison: Tulsa 24, Central Michigan 21
Dave Congrove: Tulsa 23, Central Michigan 37
Jeremy Simon: Tulsa 23, 23
Chris Williams: Tulsa 27, 25
The Schmo: Tulsa 4, Central Michigan 4
Jordan Runco: Tulsa 20, 3
Clucko the Chicken: Tulsa 29, 40
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Tulsa 213, ATS Tulsa 23

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL, ESPN
Memphis vs. WKU -4.5 (79)

Fiu: Memphis 20, 9
Rich Cirminiello: Memphis 7, 32
Phil Harrison: WKU 21, 24
Dave Congrove: WKU 26, 10
Jeremy Simon: WKU 36, 36
Chris Williams: WKU 8, Memphis 5
The Schmo: Memphis 3, 3
Jordan Runco: Memphis 35, 35
Clucko the Chicken: WKU 37, Memphis 28
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU WKU 63, ATS WKU 7

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 9:00 ET, ESPN
BYU -8.5 vs. Wyoming (56.5)

Fiu: BYU 32, Wyoming 8
Rich Cirminiello: BYU 32, Wyoming 24
Phil Harrison: BYU 18, Wyoming 5
Dave Congrove: BYU 39, 40
Jeremy Simon: BYU 2, 2
Chris Williams: BYU 24, Wyoming 6
The Schmo: BYU 37, Wyoming 37
Jordan Runco: Wyoming 31, 31
Clucko the Chicken: BYU 7, 39
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU BYU 160, ATS Wyoming 30

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, ID, 7:00 ET, ESPN
Idaho vs. Colorado State -13.5 (64)

Fiu: Colorado State 35, Idaho 20
Rich Cirminiello: Colorado State 36, 36
Phil Harrison: Colorado State 27, Idaho 20
Dave Congrove: Colorado State 27, Idaho 34
Jeremy Simon: Colorado State 18, 18
Chris Williams: Colorado State 25, 26
The Schmo: Colorado State 9, 9
Jordan Runco: Idaho 6, 18
Clucko the Chicken: Colorado State 5, Idaho 16
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Colorado State 203, ATS Colorado State 19

Friday, December 23, 2016

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas, 1:00 ET, ESPN
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion -4 (64)

Fiu: Old Dominion 19, 25
Rich Cirminiello: Old Dominion 13, 7
Phil Harrison: Old Dominion 13, 25
Dave Congrove: Old Dominion 29, 39
Jeremy Simon: Old Dominion 15,15
Chris Williams: Eastern Michigan 10, 7
The Schmo: Eastern Michigan 6, 6
Jordan Runco: Eastern Michigan 17, 17
Clucko the Chicken: Eastern Michigan 22, 1
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Old Dominion 34, ATS Old Dominion 80

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX, 4:30 ET, ESPN
Navy vs. Louisiana Tech -3.5 (66)

Fiu: Louisiana Tech 15, 2
Rich Cirminiello: Louisiana Tech 2, 1
Phil Harrison: Navy 19, 34
Dave Congrove: Navy 5, 11
Jeremy Simon: Navy 22, 22
Chris Williams: Navy 3, 14
The Schmo: Navy 8, 8
Jordan Runco: Louisiana Tech 40, 40
Clucko the Chicken: Navy 21, 27
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Navy 13, ATS Navy 73

Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL, 8:00 ET, ESPN
Ohio vs. Troy -4 (49)

Fiu: Troy 4, 16
Rich Cirminiello: Ohio 8, 33
Phil Harrison: Troy 26, 36
Dave Congrove: Ohio 1, 30
Jeremy Simon: Troy 5, 5
Chris Williams: Troy 9, Ohio 8
The Schmo: Troy 7, 7
Jordan Runco: Troy 19, 19
Clucko the Chicken: Troy 31, Ohio 26
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Troy 92, ATS Troy 31

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hawai’i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI, 8:00 ET, ESPN
Middle Tennessee -6 vs. Hawaii (No O/U)

Fiu: Middle Tennessee 24, 34
Rich Cirminiello: Hawaii 1, 14
Phil Harrison: Middle Tennessee 20, 26
Dave Congrove: Middle Tennessee 28, 6
Jeremy Simon: Middle Tennessee 19, 19
Chris Williams: Middle Tennessee 28, 9
The Schmo: Middle Tennessee 36, 36
Jordan Runco: Hawaii 5, 5
Clucko the Chicken: Hawaii 30, 14
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU MT 119, ATS MT 97

Monday, December 26, 2016

St. Petersburg Bowl

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
Mississippi State (-13) vs. Miami Univ. (58.5)

Fiu: Mississippi State 40, 13
Rich Cirminiello: Mississippi State 40, 40
Phil Harrison: Mississippi State 33, 37
Dave Congrove: Mississippi State 33, 22
Jeremy Simon: Mississippi State 1, 1
Chris Williams: Mississippi State 29, 27
The Schmo: Mississippi State 35, 35
Jordan Runco: Miami Univ. 13, 28
Clucko the Chicken: Miami University 16, 19
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Miss St 215, ATS Miss St 128

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 2:30 ET, ESPN
Boston College vs. Maryland -1.5 (43.5)

Fiu: Boston College 10, 40
Rich Cirminiello: Maryland 3, 2
Phil Harrison: Boston College 34, 38
Dave Congrove: Boston College 7, 21
Jeremy Simon: Maryland 7, 7
Chris Williams: Maryland 11, 10
The Schmo: Maryland 10, 10
Jordan Runco: Boston College 7, 7
Clucko the Chicken: Maryland 38, 33
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU BC 51, ATS BC 44

Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA, 5:00 ET, ESPN2
Vanderbilt vs. NC State -4 (44)

Fiu: Vanderbilt 8, 6
Rich Cirminiello: Vanderbilt 6, 31
Phil Harrison: NC State 12, 19
Dave Congrove: Vanderbilt 7, 21
Jeremy Simon: Vanderbilt 31, 31
Chris Williams: Vanderbilt 12, 11
The Schmo: NC State 34, 34
Jordan Runco: Vanderbilt 27, 27
Clucko the Chicken: NC State 17, 32
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Vandy 40, ATS Vandy 15

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Army -10 vs. North Texas (49)

Fiu: Army 38, North Texas 14
Rich Cirminiello: Army 5, North Texas 28
Phil Harrison: Army 31, North Texas 18
Dave Congrove: Army 37, 15
Jeremy Simon: Army 20, 20
Chris Williams: Army 30, North Texas 12
The Schmo: Army 29, North Texas 29
Jordan Runco: North Texas 3, 20
Clucko the Chicken: Army 25, 25
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Army 215, ATS North Texas 61

Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD, 3:30 ET, ESPN
Temple -13 vs. Wake Forest (40.5)

Fiu: Temple 37, Wake Forest 26
Rich Cirminiello: Temple 38, Wake Forest 21
Phil Harrison: Wake Forest 2, 2
Dave Congrove: Temple 35, Wake Forest 20
Jeremy Simon: Temple 9, 9
Chris Williams: Temple 31, Wake Forest 13
The Schmo: Temple 33, Wake Forest 33
Jordan Runco: Temple 38, 39
Clucko the Chicken: Temple 40, Wake Forest 6
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Temple 261, ATS Wake Forest 73

National Funding Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 7:00 ET, ESPN
Minnesota vs. Washington State -6.5 (60)

Fiu: Minnesota 5, 7
Rich Cirminiello: Washington State 28, Minnesota 23
Phil Harrison: Washington State 25, 17
Dave Congrove: Washington State 36, 36
Jeremy Simon: Washington State 21, 21
Chris Williams: Washington State 37, 39
The Schmo: Washington State 11, Washington State 11
Jordan Runco: Washington State 8, 8
Clucko the Chicken: Minnesota 27, 18
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Wazzu 134, ATS Wazzu 130

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, 10:15 ET, ESPN
Boise State -7.5 vs. Baylor (67)

Fiu: Boise State 23, 19
Rich Cirminiello: Boise State 35, 30
Phil Harrison: Boise State 17, Baylor 6
Dave Congrove: Boise State 25, Baylor 13
Jeremy Simon: Boise State 40, 40
Chris Williams: Boise State 38, 35
The Schmo: Boise State 12, Baylor 12
Jordan Runco: Boise State 16, 38
Clucko the Chicken: Baylor 19, 35
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Boise State 325, ATS Boise State 96

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 2:00 ET, ABC
Northwestern vs. Pitt -5.5 (66.5)

Fiu: Pitt 26, 38
Rich Cirminiello: Pitt 22, 25
Phil Harrison: Pitt 16, 16
Dave Congrove: Pitt 4, Northwestern 12
Jeremy Simon: Northwestern 32, 32
Chris Williams: Pitt 32, 38
The Schmo: Pitt 13, 13
Jordan Runco: Pitt 32, 32
Clucko the Chicken: Northwestern 11, 5
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Pitt 102, ATS Pitt 113

Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
West Virginia vs. Miami -3 (56)

Fiu: Miami 18, 28
Rich Cirminiello: Miami, 14, 8
Phil Harrison: Miami 10,15
Dave Congrove: Miami 22, 31
Jeremy Simon: West Virginia 27, 27
Chris Williams: West Virginia 13, 36
The Schmo: West Virginia 32, 32
Jordan Runco: West Virginia 9, 9
Clucko the Chicken: West Virginia 26, 13
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU WVU 43, ATS WVU 35

Foster Farms Bowl

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, 8:30 ET, FOX
Indiana vs. Utah -7.5 (54)

Fiu: Utah 36, 39
Rich Cirminiello: Utah 30, Indiana 22
Phil Harrison: Utah 30, Indiana 7
Dave Congrove: Utah 32, 8
Jeremy Simon: Utah 16, 16
Chris Williams: Utah 33, Indiana 15
The Schmo: Utah 40, 40
Jordan Runco: Utah 21, 21
Clucko the Chicken: Utah 39, 34
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Utah 277, ATS Utah 114

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Texas A&M -2 vs. Kansas State (56.5)

Fiu: Kansas State 14, 5
Rich Cirminiello: Texas A&M 23, 29
Phil Harrison: Kansas State 9, 27
Dave Congrove: Texas A&M 18, 9
Jeremy Simon: Texas A&M 29, 29
Chris Williams: Texas A&M 14, 28
The Schmo: Texas A&M 19, 19
Jordan Runco: Kansas State 36, 36
Clucko the Chicken: Kansas State 3, 36
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Texas A&M 41, ATS Texas A&M 10

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, AL, 2:00 ET, ESPN
South Florida -10.5 vs. South Carolina (62.5)

Fiu: South Florida 17, South Carolina 35
Rich Cirminiello: South Florida 29, South Carolina 35
Phil Harrison: South Florida 14, South Carolina 14
Dave Congrove: South Florida 40, 39
Jeremy Simon: South Florida 26, 26
Chris Williams: South Carolina 4, 29
The Schmo: South Florida 20, 20
Jordan Runco: South Carolina 1, 10
Clucko the Chicken: South Florida 37, South Carolina 20
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU USF 178, ATS South Carolina 58

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, 5:30 ET, ESPN
Virginia Tech -7 vs. Arkansas (61.5)

Fiu: Arkansas 9, 15
Rich Cirminiello: Virginia Tech 24, Arkansas 34
Phil Harrison: Virginia Tech 8, 8
Dave Congrove: Virginia Tech 17, Arkansas 16
Jeremy Simon: Virginia Tech 30, 30
Chris Williams: Virginia Tech 34, 30
The Schmo: Virginia Tech 21, 21
Jordan Runco: Virginia Tech 26, 26
Clucko the Chicken: Virginia Tech 6, Arkansas 24
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Virginia Tech 157, ATS Virginia Tech 26

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Oklahoma State vs. Colorado -3 (62.5)

Fiu: Oklahoma State 25, 29
Rich Cirminiello: Colorado 21, 26
Phil Harrison: Colorado 7, 13
Dave Congrove: Oklahoma State 9, 33
Jeremy Simon: Oklahoma State 33, 33
Chris Williams: Oklahoma State 15, 31
The Schmo: Oklahoma State 2, 2
Jordan Runco: Colorado 25, 25
Clucko the Chicken: Colorado 4, 12
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU OS 27, ATS OSU 52

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX, CBS
Stanford -3.5 vs. North Carolina (54)

Fiu: Stanford 22, 31
Rich Cirminiello: Stanford 11, 5
Phil Harrison: Stanford 11, 12
Dave Congrove: Stanford 10, 4
Jeremy Simon: Stanford 11, 11
Chris Williams: Stanford 16, 18
The Schmo: Stanford 31, 31
Jordan Runco: Stanford 22, 22
Clucko the Chicken: North Carolina 11, 21
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Stanford 123, ATS Stanford 113

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Georgia -1 vs. TCU (48.5)

Fiu: Georgia 28, 36
Rich Cirminiello: Georgia 27, 37
Phil Harrison: Georgia 6, 39
Dave Congrove: TCU 6, 28
Jeremy Simon: Georgia 34, 34
Chris Williams: Georgia 5, 16
The Schmo: Georgia 30, 30
Jordan Runco: Georgia 10, 1
Clucko the Chicken: TCU 33, 20
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Georgia 101, ATS Georgia 145

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN, 3:30 ET, ESPN
Tennessee -3 vs. Nebraska (61)

Fiu: Tennessee 27, 37
Rich Cirminiello: Tennessee 12, 6
Phil Harrison: Tennessee 40, 40
Dave Congrove: Tennessee 30, 17
Jeremy Simon: Tennessee 25, 25
Chris Williams: Nebraska 17, 19
The Schmo: Nebraska 15, 15
Jordan Runco: Nebraska 18, 6
Clucko the Chicken: Tennessee 10, Nebraska 8
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Tennessee 94, ATS Tennessee 77

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ, Campus Insiders
Air Force -13 vs. South Alabama (57.5)

Fiu: Air Force 33, South Alabama 30
Rich Cirminiello: Air Force 37, 39
Phil Harrison: Air Force 32, South Alabama 11
Dave Congrove: Air Force 38, South Alabama 2
Jeremy Simon: Air Force 17, 17
Chris Williams: Air Force 35, South Alabama 17
The Schmo: Air Force 38, 38
Jordan Runco: Air Force 13, 11
Clucko the Chicken: South Alabama 35, 29
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Air Force 208, ATS Air Force 17

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL, 11:00 ET, ABC
LSU -3 vs. Louisville (60)

Fiu: LSU 13, 24
Rich Cirminiello: LSU 18, 11
Phil Harrison: Louisville 5, 29
Dave Congrove: LSU 8, 1
Jeremy Simon: LSU 39, 39
Chris Williams: LSU 19, 32
The Schmo: LSU 25, 25
Jordan Runco: LSU 37, 37
Clucko the Chicken: Louisville 12, 9
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU LSU 131, ATS LSU 131

TaxSlayer Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL, 11:00 ET, ABC
Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech -4 (60.5)

Fiu: Georgia Tech 21, 4
Rich Cirminiello: Georgia Tech 20, 17
Phil Harrison: Georgia Tech 35, 31
Dave Congrove: Kentucky 2, 35
Jeremy Simon: Kentucky 28, 28
Chris Williams: Georgia Tech 20, 33
The Schmo: Georgia Tech 22, 22
Jordan Runco: Georgia Tech 2, 2
Clucko the Chicken: Kentucky 28, 4
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Georgia Tech 62, ATS Georgia Tech 42

Monday, January 2, 2017

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, 1:00 ET, ABC
Florida -2.5 vs. Iowa (40.5)

Fiu: Iowa 12, 10
Rich Cirminiello: Florida 10, 4
Phil Harrison: Florida 15, 30
Dave Congrove: Iowa 19, 38
Jeremy Simon: Florida 10, 10
Chris Williams: Iowa 6, 24
The Schmo: Iowa 16, 16
Jordan Runco: Florida 24, 24
Clucko the Chicken: Iowa 15, 23
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Iowa 28, ATS Iowa 9

New Year’s Six Bowls

Capital One Orange Bowl

Saturday, December 30, 2016
New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL, 8:00 ET, ESPN
Michigan -7 vs. Florida State

Fiu: Michigan 16, 17
Rich Cirminiello: Michigan 33, 13
Phil Harrison: Michigan 36, 28
Dave Congrove: Michigan 16, Florida State 19
Jeremy Simon: Michigan 3, 3
Chris Williams: Michigan 18, Florida State 20
The Schmo: Michigan 17, 17
Jordan Runco: Florida State 23, 23
Clucko the Chicken: Michigan 9, Florida State 10
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Michigan 125, ATS Michigan 6

Rose Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, 4:30 ET, ESPN
Penn State vs. USC -7 (63)

Fiu: Penn State 7, 18
Rich Cirminiello: USC 21, 20
Phil Harrison: USC 37, 33
Dave Congrove: USC 14, Penn State 18
Jeremy Simon: Penn State 38, 38
Chris Williams: USC 22, Penn State 22
The Schmo: USC 24, 24
Jordan Runco: USC 34, 34
Clucko the Chicken: Penn State 32, 30
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU USC 75, ATS Penn State 6

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Oklahoma -3.5 vs. Auburn (62.5)

Fiu: Auburn 6, 27
Rich Cirminiello: Oklahoma 25, 27
Phil Harrison: Oklahoma 23, 10
Dave Congrove: Oklahoma 20, 7
Jeremy Simon: Oklahoma 12, 12
Chris Williams: Oklahoma 23, 21
The Schmo: Oklahoma 18, 18
Jordan Runco: Oklahoma 33, 33
Clucko the Chicken: Auburn 13, 22
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Oklahoma 135, ATS Oklahoma 79

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, 1:00 ET, ESPN
Wisconsin -7.5 vs. Western Michigan (54)

Fiu: Wisconsin 39, 32
Rich Cirminiello: Wisconsin 26, 18
Phil Harrison: Wisconsin 38, 39
Dave Congrove: Wisconsin 14, Western Michigan 26
Jeremy Simon: Wisconsin 4, 4
Chris Williams: Wisconsin 26, Western Michigan 23
The Schmo:
Jordan Runco: Western Michigan 12, 12
Clucko the Chicken: Wisconsin 14, Western Michigan 11
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Wisconsin 149, ATS Wisconsin 21

College Football Playoff

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 3:00 ET, ESPN
Alabama -15.5 vs. Washington (54.5)

Fiu: Alabama 34, Washington 12
Rich Cirminiello: Alabama 39, 38
Phil Harrison: Alabama 39, 32
Dave Congrove: Alabama 31, Washington 32
Jeremy Simon: Alabama 6, 6
Chris Williams: Alabama 40, 37
The Schmo: Alabama 1, Washington 1
Jordan Runco: Alabama 39, 16
Clucko the Chicken: Alabama 36, Washington 31
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Alabama 265, ATS Alabama 53

Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ, 7:00 ET, ESPN
Ohio State -3 vs. Clemson (61)

Fiu: Ohio State 3, 11
Rich Cirminiello: Clemson 9, 12
Phil Harrison: Ohio State 3, 9
Dave Congrove: Ohio State 24, 14
Jeremy Simon: Ohio State 37, 37
Chris Williams: Ohio State 21, 34
The Schmo: Ohio State 23, 23
Jordan Runco: Ohio State 29, 29
Clucko the Chicken: Ohio State 3, 11
CONSENSUS PICKS TOTAL: SU Ohio State 134, ATS Ohio State 156

Expert Prognosticators

EXP - Russ Mitchell Russ Mitchell is the lead SEC Columnist and America’s college football radio guest of choice for College Football News. Is always right when it comes to SEC football.

EXP - Phil HarrisonPhil Harrison has been writing for CollegeFootballNews.com for nine years. He is the leading Big Ten featured writer, and can be followed on Twitter @PhilHarrisonCFB.

EXP - SchmoThe Schmo is a brash, overzealous sports junkie that generates a story out of anything he gets his hands on. The Schmo sees himself as an ‘oustider’ on a mission to become an ‘insider’ in the world of sports. Watch him generate the most interesting takes in his video series The Schmo and The Pro.

EXP - CrowleyCrowley Sullivan is a 20-year sports-media veteran having spent ten years at ESPN as a producer, programmer, content creator, business developer, and brand manager.  He now serves a EVP, Planning/GM, Sports for MandtVR, a content creation platform that emphasizes Virtual Reality initiatives.

EXP - Jeremy SimonJeremy Simon is the owner of BlueGoldSports.com covering West Virginia University. He’s also is a contributor to USA Today Sports, CFN and Athlon Sports.

EXP - Chris WilliamsBased out of the heartland, Chris Williams is the publisher of CycloneFanatic.com. He can also be heard every day from 4-7 ct on Des Moines’ Sports Station, 1460 KXNO.


exp-dave-congrove-2Dave Congrove
– Owner of CollegeFootballPoll.com and creator of the Congrove Computer Rankings (1993). The computer’s preseason forecast has picked half of the final 4 in each of the first 2 years of the playoff system, and 11 BCS title participants in the 16 BCS seasons. The picks provided are the computer’s picks.

EXP - Rich CirminielloRich Cirminiello joined Campus Insiders in 2013 as the Associate Editor following a long career with College Football News and FoxSports.com. Rich is a frequent contributor to the New York Jets, and he volunteers as the Director of College Awards for the Maxwell Football Club, which annually honors the premier high school, college and NFL players.

EXP - CluckoClucko the Chicken has been America’s premier poultry prognosticator since winning the 2000 Pro Football Weekly college football confidence pool among 37 entries. Clucko makes picks based on two feed dishes representing each team – or on a coin-flip.

EXP - Fiu 3Pete Fiutak writes a lot of articles about college football stuff for CollegeFootballNews.com and is “talent” – not talented – for Campus Insiders.

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