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2008 Bowl Games - Computer Confidence Picks

by Staff
December 14, 2008 (Final results updated 1/9)

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 34 games and, depending on how confident you are of each pick becoming reality, rank them in order of 1-34. You assign 34 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 595.

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

34. Insight Bowl - Kansas over Minnesota by 15.51 (Points earned: 34)
33. Alamo Bowl - Missouri over Northwestern by 14.19 (Points earned: 33)
32. St. Petersburg Bowl - USF over Memphis by 13.53 (Points earned: 32)
31. Emerald Bowl - California over Miami (Fla.) by 13.10 (Points earned: 31)
30. PapaJohns.com Bowl - Rutgers over N.C. State by 13.06 (Points earned: 30)
29. Meineke Car Care Bowl - West Virginia over North Carolina by 9.25 (Points earned: 29)
28. Capital One Bowl - Georgia over Michigan State by 8.25 (Points earned: 28)
27. New Mexico Bowl - Fresno State over Colorado State by 7.20 (Points earned : 0)
26. Chick-fil-A Bowl - LSU over Georgia Tech by 7.00 (Points earned: 26)
25. Holiday Bowl - Oregon over Oklahoma State by 6.94 (Points earned: 25)
24. New Orleans Bowl - Troy over Southern Miss by 6.82 (Points earned: 0)
23. Music City Bowl - Boston College over Vanderbilt by 6.58 (Points earned: 0)
22. Cotton Bowl - Texas Tech over Mississippi by 6.35 (Points earned: 0)
21. Rose Bowl - USC over Penn State by 6.20 (Points earned: 21)
20. Outback Bowl - Iowa over South Carolina by 5.44 (Points earned: 20)
19. EagleBank Bowl - Wake Forest over Navy by 4.93 (Points earned: 19)
18. Sun Bowl - Oregon State over Pitt by 4.34 (Points earned: 18)
17. Gator Bowl - Clemson over Nebraska by 4.15 (Points earned: 0)
16. Armed Forces Bowl - Houston over Air Force by 3.67 (Points earned: 16)
15. International Bowl - Connecticut over Buffalo by 3.63 (Points earned: 15)
14. Sugar Bowl - Alabama over Utah by 3.45 (Points earned: 0)
13. Hawai'i Bowl - Hawaii over Notre Dame by 3.39 (Points earned: 0)
12. Texas Bowl - Western Michigan over Rice by 2.75 (Points earned: 0)
11. Independence Bowl - Northern Illinois over Louisiana Tech by 2.66 (Points earned: 0)
10. Motor City Bowl - Central Michigan over FAU by 2.59 (Points earned: 0)
9. Las Vegas Bowl - Arizona over BYU by 2.44 (Points earned: 9)
8. Orange Bowl - CIncinnati over Virginia Tech by 2.40 (Points earned: 0)
7. Poinsettia Bowl - Boise State over TCU by 1.87 (Points earned: 0)
6. Champs Sports Bowl - Florida State over Wisconsin by 1.52 (Points earned: 6)
5. Fiesta Bowl - Texas over Ohio State by 1.48 (Points earned: 5)
4. BCS Championship - Florida over Oklahoma by 1.36 (Points earned: 4)
3. Humanitarian Bowl - Nevada over Maryland by 0.90 (Points earned: 0)
2. GMAC Bowl - Tulsa over Ball State by 0.38 (Points earned: 2)
1. Liberty Bowl - Kentucky over East Carolina by 0.08 (Points earned: 1)

Points earned (through games of 1/8/09): 404

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