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2011-2012 Bowl Confidence Picks & Standings
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Posted Jan 7, 2012


Who's going to win each bowl game? According to the CFN Confidence Picks (picks with 1 for the least confident selection and 35 for the most confident).



2011-2012 Bowls

Confidence Picks 
 





 


Here are the picks from the CFN writers, along with Clucko the Chicken. Put down two feed dishes, one representing one team and one representing another and whichever dish the chicken goes to first is the team that's going to win. You'll do just as well. (Really, the pick is a coin flip. Don't laugh; Clucko won a 2000 Bowl Pool among 24 entrants.) 

Here's the drill for the bowls. Everyone makes their picks, and then assigns a number from most to least confident both against the spread and straight up. A 35 means most confident with the pick, 1 is least confident - Clucko's confidence picks were taken out of a hat to represent the element of random chance. The number next to the final pick is an overall confidence score of the picks added up. For example, for Temple picked to beat Wyoming, it's 10+4+1-27-29+26-31+30 = 14. The higher the number, the more confident the overall pick.

* means pick to win, but not cover the spread.

Confidence Picks With Comments
Just the confidence picks | BCS Bowls | Non-BCS January Bowls
Dec. 30 & 31 Bowls | Late December Bowls | Pre-Christmas Bowls

- Won and covered
- Won but didn't cover
- Lost but covered
- Lost and didn't cover

Standings Before The Orange

1. Barrett 413
2. Matt 335
3. Fiu 318
4. Clucko 286
5. Russ 270
6. Terry 242
7. Rich 219
8. Phil 189

Saturday, December 17
GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL  2:00 PM
Temple 37 ... Wyoming 15   Temple -6.5   O/U: 47.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
WY (10) TU* (4) WY (1) TU (27) TU (29) WY(26) TU* (31) TU (30) TU (84)
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL  5:30 PM
Ohio 24 ... Utah State 23   Utah State -3.5  O/U: 58 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
US (25) US (6) US (2) US (14) US (13) US(35) OH (8) OH (10) US (77)
R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL   9:00 PM
Louisiana-Lafayette 32 ... San Diego State 30  SDSU -5   O/U: 60 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
SD (27) SD (16) LL (3) LL (5) LL (14) SD(30) SD (19) LL (29) SD (41)
Tuesday, December 20
BEEF 'O' BRADY'S BOWL ST. PETERSBURG  8:00 PM
Marshall 20 ...  FIU 13    FIU -4.5   O/U: 50.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
FI (12) FI (17) MU(4) FI* (6) FI (15) FI(27) FI (7) MU (20) FI (60)
Wednesday, December 21
SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA BOWL   8:00 PM
TCU 31 ... Louisiana Tech 24     TCU -11   O/U: 55.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
TC (11) TC (13) TC (35) TC* (20) TC (35) TC(28) TC (33) LT (18) TC (157)
Thursday, December 22
MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS  8:00 PM 
Boise State 56 ... Arizona State 24   Boise State -13.5  O/U: 67
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
BS (28) BS (21) BS (34) BS (35) BS (34) BS(32) BS* (32) AS (19) BS (101)
Saturday, December 24
SHERATON HAWAII BOWL   8:00 PM
Southern Miss 24 ... Nevada 17  Southern Miss -6  O/U: 61
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
NV (13) SM* (11) SM (5) SM* (18) SM (28) NV(1) SM* (18) NV (7) SM* (35)
Monday, December 26
AdvoCare V100 INDEPENDENCE BOWL   5:00 PM
Missouri 41 ... North Carolina 24    Missouri -4     O/U: 53
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
MO (26) MO (24) MO (27) MO (16) MO (16) MO(20) NC (6) MO (11) MO (134)
Tuesday, December 27
LITTLE CAESARS BOWL   4:30 PM 
Purdue 37 ... Western Michigan 32   Purdue -2.5  O/U: 60 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
PU (14) WM (8) WM (6) WM (4) PU (17) WM(14) WM (5) WM (21) WM (27)
BELK BOWL   8:00 PM
NC State 31 ... Louisville 24  NC State -2.5  O/U: 45.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
UL (1) UL (9) UL (7) NC* (1) UL (25) NC(8) NC (17) UL (31) UL (49)
Wednesday, December 28
MILITARY BOWL - PRESENTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN  4:30 PM
Toledo 42 ... Air Force 41    Toledo -3    O/U: 71
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
AF (22) AF (2) TO (8) TO (25) AF (1) AF(9) TO (20) AF (22) AF (3)
BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION HOLIDAY BOWL
Texas 21 ... California 10   Texas -3.5  O/U: 48    
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
CA (2) TX (31) TX (33) TX* (3) TX (2) TX (21) TX (2) TX (17) TX (101)
Thursday, December 29
CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL  5:30 PM
Florida State 18 ... Notre Dame 14   Florida State -3  O/U: 48
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
ND (33) FS (14) FS (26) FS (30) FS (26) FS(11) ND (30) ND (15) FS (29)
VALERO ALAMO BOWL   9:00 PM
Baylor 67 ... Washington 56   Baylor -9    O/U: 78.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
UW (3) BU* (18) BU (32) BU* (10) BU (27) BU (34) BU (28) BU (23) BU (113)
Friday, December 30
BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL  12:00 PM
BYU 24 ... Tulsa 21   BYU -3   O/U: 55.5  TIED ATS
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
BY (15)   BY (12) TU (9) TU (9) BY (18) BY (31) BY (21) TU (13) BY (66)
NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL   3:20 PM
Rutgers 27 ... Iowa State 13   Rutgers -2   O/U: 44.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
RU (21) RU (1) IS (10) IS (2) RU (19) IS (29) IS (9) RU (33) RU (24)
FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL  6:40 PM 
Mississippi State 23 ... Wake Forest 17    Miss State -6.5 O/U: 48 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
MS (32) MS (10) WF (11) MS (28) MS* (20) MS(22) MS* (16) WF (16) MS (31)
INSIGHT BOWL    10:00 PM
Oklahoma 31 ... Iowa 14   Oklahoma -14  O/U: 58
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
OU (34) OU* (27) OU (31) OU* (13) OU* (24) OU*(25)  OU* (29) IA (34) OU* (19)
Saturday, December 31
MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL OF TEXAS  12:00 PM 
Texas A&M 33 ... Northwestern 22    Texas A&M -10   O/U: 64.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
AM (35) AM (15) AM (30) AM* (12) AM (3) AM*(4)  AM* (27) NU (24) AM (58)
HYUNDAI SUN BOWL   2:00 PM 
Utah 30 ...  Georgia Tech 27 OT    Georgia Tech -3.5   O/U: 50.5 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
UT (23) UT (3) GT (12) GT (7) GT (4) UT(3) GT (15) GT (1) GT (10)
KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL   3:30 PM
Illinois 20 ... UCLA 14   Illinois -3   O/U: 46.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
IL (20) IL (7) IL (18) IL (8) IL (21) IL (23) UC (14) UC (6) IL (117)
AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL  3:30 PM 
Cincinnati 31 ... Vanderbilt 24   Vanderbilt -2.5  O/U: 49.5 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
VU (16) VU (33) VU (13) VU (19) VU (6) CI (2) VU (22) CI (3) VU (104)
CHICK-FIL-A BOWL  7:30 PM 
Auburn 43 ... Virginia 24    Auburn -1.5  O/U: 48.5 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
VA (5) AU (28) VA (14) VA (24) AU (5) VA (7) AU (26) AU (5) AU (14)
Monday, January 2
TICKETCITY BOWL   12:00 PM
Houston 30 ... Penn State 14  Houston -5.5  O/U: 57.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
UH (4) PS (5) PS (15) UH (11) UH (33) PS (5) PS (25) PS (28) PS (30)
CAPITAL ONE BOWL  1:00 PM
South Carolina 30 ... Nebraska 13   South Carolina -1  O/U: 48 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
NE (9) SC (20) SC (29) SC (22) SC (23) SC (24) SC (35) NE (25) SC (119)
OUTBACK BOWL  1:00 PM
Michigan State 33 ...  Georgia 30 3OT  Georgia -3.5  O/U: 52
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
MS (6) MS (19) MS (16) MS (23) GA (32) MS (12) GA (10) GA (4) MS (20)
TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL   1:00 PM 
Florida 24 ... Ohio State 17     Florida -2  O/U: 44
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
OS (31) OS (26) OS (17) OS (17) FL (7) FL (15) OS (13) FL (35) OS (47)
ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY VIZIO   5:00 PM
Oregon 45 ... Wisconsin 38  Oregon -6.5  O/U: 73
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
UO (19) UO* (22) UO (19) UO (34) UO (31) WI (17) OR* (12) WI (32) OR (20)
TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL   8:30 PM
Oklahoma State 41 ... Stanford 38 OT  Oklahoma State -3.5  O/U: 75
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
ST (30) OS (23) OS (28) OS (29) OS (8) OS (13) OS (11) ST (14) OS (38)
Tuesday, January 3
ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL   8:30 PM
Michigan 23 ... Virginia Tech 20 OT  Michigan -2  O/U: 51.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
MI (29) MI (25) VT (20) MI (33) MI (9) VT (17) MI (34) VT (9) MI (84)
Wednesday, January 4
DISCOVER ORANGE BOWL  8:30 PM
West Virginia 70 ... Clemson 33  Clemson -3  O/U: 60.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
WV (8) CL (29) CL (21) CL (32) CL (22) CL (33) CL (23) CL  (12) CL (164)
Friday, January 6
AT&T COTTON BOWL   8:00 PM 
Kansas State vs. Arkansas -7  O/U: 64
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
AR (7) AR* (32) AR (22) AR* (26) AR (30) KS (6) AR* (4) KS (2) AR* (9)
Saturday, January 7
BBVA COMPASS BOWL   1:00 PM
SMU vs. Pitt -5.5  O/U: 48.5
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
SM (17) PI (30) PT (23) PT (31) PT (10) PT(16) PI (24) SM (26) PT (91)
Sunday, January 8
GODADDY.COM BOWL  9:00 PM
Arkansas State -1.5 vs. Northern Illinois  O/U: 62 
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
NI (18) NI (34) NI (24) NI (15) AS (11) NI (19) NI (3) AS (8) NI (94)
Monday, January 9
ALLSTATE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME   8:30 PM 
Alabama vs. LSU -1  O/U: 39
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Barrett Terry Phil Clucko PICK
LS (24) LS (35) LS (25) LS (21) LS (12) LS (10) AL (1) AL (27) LS (99)