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2010 Bowl Games - Computer Confidence Picks

by Staff
December 11, 2010 (Final results upated 1/11/11)

A popular pick 'em game for college football fans is to not only pick bowl winners, but to also assign confidence points to their picks. The goal is to accumulate more points than your friends.

The format is simple - pick a winner of all 35 games and, depending on how confident you are of each pick becoming reality, rank them in order of 1-35. You assign 35 to the pick that gives you the most confidence, and assign 1 to the pick that gives you the least confidence. No number can be assigned more than once. The maximum number of points anyone can accumulate with a perfect record is 630.

Here is how the computer would rank its' picks, based on the computer's projected margin of victory for each bowl winner:

35. MAACO Bowl Las Vegas - Boise State by 18.60 over Utah. Points earned: 35
34. Capital One Bowl - Alabama by 17.06 over Michigan State. Points earned: 34
33. Holiday Bowl - Nebraska by 16.15 over Washington. Points earned: 0
32. New Mexico Bowl - BYU by 16.08 over UTEP - Points earned: 32
31. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Nevada by 13.16 over Boston College. Points earned: 31
30. Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma by 12.01 over UConn. Points earned: 30
29. BBVA Compass Bowl - Pittsburgh by 9.40 over Kentucky. Points earned: 29
28. TicketCity Bowl - Texas Tech by 8.66 over Northwestern. Points earned: 28
27. Rose Bowl - TCU by 8.55 over Wisconsin. Points earned: 27
26. Sugar Bowl - Ohio State by 7.54 over Arkansas. Points earned: 26
25. Humanitarian Bowl - Northern Illinois by 7.13 over Fresno State - Points earned: 25
24. Armed Forces Bowl - SMU by 6.93 over Army. Points earned: 0
23. Alamo Bowl - Oklahoma State by 6.54 over Arizona. Points earned: 23
22. Champs Sports Bowl - West Virginia by 6.48 over N.C. State. Points earned: 0
21. Gator Bowl - Mississippi State by 5.89 over Michigan. Points earned: 21
20. Hawaii Bowl - Hawaii by 5.66 over Tulsa. Points earned: 0
19. Outback Bowl - Florida by 5.58 over Penn State. Points earned: 19
18. BCS Championship - Oregon by 5.50 over Auburn. Points earned: 0
17. Music City Bowl - North Carolina by 5.32 over Tennessee. Points earned: 17
16. Military Bowl - Maryland by 4.91 over East Carolina. Points earned: 16
15. Sun Bowl - Miami (FL). by 4.78 over Notre Dame. Points earned: 0
14. Liberty Bowl - Georgia by 4.14 over UCF. Points earned: 0
13. Pinstripe Bowl - Kansas State by 3.94 over Syracuse. Points earned: 0
12. Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl - Toledo by 3.23 over FIU. Points earned: 0
11. Cotton Bowl - LSU by 2.42 over Texas. Points earned: 11
10. Insight Bowl - Iowa by 2.25 over Missouri. Points earned: 10
9. Texas Bowl - Illinois by 1.90 over Baylor. Points earned: 9
8. Meineke Car Care Bowl - Clemson by 1.74 over USF. Points earned: 0
7. GoDaddy.com Bowl - Middle Tennessee by 1.72 over Miami - Ohio). Points earned: 0
6. New Orleans Bowl - Ohio by 1.30 over Troy - Points earned: 0
5. Beef 'O' Brady's - Southern Miss by 1.28 over Louisville. Points earned: 0
4. Poinsettia Bowl - San Diego State by 0.52 over Navy.. Points earned: 4
3. Orange Bowl - Stanford by 0.36 over Virginia Tech. Points earned: 3
2. Independence Bowl - Georgia Tech by 0.19 over Air Force. Points earned: 0
1. Chick-fil-A Bowl - Florida State by 0.05 over South Carolina. Points earned: 1

Points earned: 431
Points missed: 199
Maximum points now possible: 431 (out of 630)
(Through games of 1/10/11)

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