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2009 Bowl Games - Computer Confidence Picks

by Staff
December 14, 2009 (Final results updated 1/8/10)

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. Hawaii Bowl - Nevada over SMU by 19.03 (Points earned: 0)
33. Sun Bowl - Oklahoma over Stanford by 14.89 (Points earned: 33)
32. Sugar Bowl - Florida over Cincinnati by 13.72 (Points earned: 32)
31. New Mexico Bowl - Fresno State over Wyoming by 13.36 (Points earned: 0)
30. Alamo Bowl - Texas Tech over Michigan State by 10.83 (Points earned: 30)
29. Humanitarian Bowl - Bowling Green over Idaho by 10.26 (Points earned: 0)
28. Chick-fil-A Bowl - Virginia Tech over Tennessee by 10.23 (Points earned: 28)
27. Independence Bowl - Georgia over Texas A&M by 6.95 (Points earned: 27)
26. Insight Bowl - Minnesota over Iowa State by 8.17 (Points earned: 0)
25. Emerald Bowl - USC over Boston College by 7.47 (Points earned: 25)
24. Texas Bowl - Missouri over Navy by 7.34 (Points earned: 0)
23. BCS Championship - Texas over Alabama by 6.93 (Points earned: 0)
22. GMAC Bowl - Central Michigan over Troy by 6.81 (Points earned: 22)
21. Meineke Car Care Bowl - Pittsburgh over North Carolina by 5.34 (Points earned: 21)
20. Music City Bowl - Clemson over Kentucky by 4.86 (Points earned: 20)
19. International Bowl - USF over Northern Illinois by 4.76 (Points earned: 19)
18. Poinsettia Bowl - Utah over California by 4.65 (Points earned: 18)
17. Holiday Bowl - Nebraska over Arizona by 4.53 (Points earned: 17)
16. Armed Forces Bowl - Houston over Air Force by 4.35 (Points earned: 0)
15. Liberty Bowl - Arkansas Bowl over East Carolina by 4.00 (Points earned: 15)
14. Outback Bowl - Auburn over Northwestern by 3.42 (Points earned: 14)
13. St. Petersburg Bowl - Rutgers over UCF by 3.34 (Points earned: 13)
12. Cotton Bowl - Oklahoma State over Mississippi by 2.86 (Points earned: 0)
11. Champs Sports Bowl - Miami, Fla. over Wisconsin by 2.75 (Points earned: 0)
10. Orange Bowl - Georgia Tech over Iowa by 2.57 (Points earned: 0)
9. New Orleans Bowl - Southern Miss over Middle Tennessee by 2.50 (Points earned: 0)
8. Capital One Bowl - Penn State over LSU by 2.49 (Points earned: 8)
7. Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - Ohio over Marshall by 2.39 (Points earned: 0)
6. PapaJohns.com Bowl - Connecticut over South Carolina by 1.9% (Points earned: 6)
5. Gator Bowl - West Virginia over Florida State by 1.65 (Points earned: 0)
4. Fiesta Bowl - TCU over Boise State by 1.47 (Points earned: 0)
3. EagleBank Bowl - Temple over UCLA by 0.80 (Points earned: 0)
2. MAACO Bowl Las Vegas - Oregon State over BYU by 0.430 (Points earned: 0)
1. Rose Bowl - Ohio State over Oregon by 0.428 (Points earned: 1)

Points earned: 349
Points missed: 246
Maximum points now possible: 349
(Through games of 1/7/10)

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