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College bowl pools: Printable schedules, confidence picks

By Eye on College Football staff

Printable PDFs: All 35 bowls | Post-Christmas | Starting with New Year's Day | Only BCS

'Tis the season to be confident.

The college football "confidence pool" is gathering momentum as an annual rite of bowl season for both diehard and casual fans, and the crew from Eye on College Football will be among the participants in this year's competition.

If you're not familiar with the confidence pool concept, it goes like this:

  • Decide whether you want to just pick prospective winners, or play against the spread.
  • Rank your picks in order of how confident you are that you've picked the right side, numbering them from 35 (most confident) to 1 (least confident).
  • Every time you pick the right winner or against-the-spread winner, you get the number of confidence points you've assigned to that game. When bowl season ends, after you've wiped up your tears of mourning over the end of another college football season, tally up your points and compare with your friends, with whom you've been competing for entertainment purposes only.

If you'd like to compete against your friends at Eye on College Football, or use their confidence pool picks as a guide for your own competition, see below.

Again, Tom Fornelli is most confident that Baylor will beat UCF, so he's assigned them 35 points, and he thinks Texas will take down Oregon but isn't going to put any of his collection of vintage cars on the line to emphasize that point, so he's assigned that result a 1.


Expert Picks: Bowl Confidence Pool
Confidence
number

Fornelli

Hinnen

Patterson

Fornelli

Hinnen

Patterson
Points
earned
375
415
332
354
250
305
Straight Up
Vs. Spread
35Baylor
vs. UCF
Alabama
vs. OKLA
Alabama
vs. OKLA
Baylor
vs. UCF
Alabama
vs. OKLA
Rutgers
vs. ND
34East Carolina
vs. OHIO
Arizona State
vs. TXT
Georgia
vs. NEB
Alabama
vs. OKLA
Arizona State
vs. TXT
Fresno State
vs. USC
33Arizona State
vs. TXT
Texas A&M
vs. DUKE
Arizona State
vs. TXT
Vanderbilt
vs. HOU
LSU
vs. IOWA
Houston
vs. VANDY
32Alabama
vs. OKLA
Baylor
vs. UCF
Oregon
vs. TEX
Arizona
vs. BC
Pitt
vs. BG
Boise State
vs. ORST
31Texas A&M
vs. DUKE
LSU
vs. IOWA
Texas A&M
vs. DUKE
East Carolina
vs. OHIO
Oregon State
vs. BST
Florida State
vs. AUB
30Notre Dame
vs. RUT
Notre Dame
vs. RUT
UCLA
vs. VT
USC
vs. FRE
NIU
vs. UST
Navy
vs. MTSU
29Kansas State
vs. MI
Oregon State
vs. BST
Baylor
vs. UCF
Texas A&M
vs. DUKE
Texas A&M
vs. DUKE
Michigan
vs. KST
28LSU
vs. IOWA
Oregon
vs. TX
Ball State
vs. ARST
Michigan State
vs. STAN
Michigan State
vs. STAN
Ole Miss
vs. GT
27USC
vs. FRE
Louisville
vs. MIA
FSU
vs. AUB
Auburn
vs. FSU
Baylor
vs. UCF
Alabama
vs. OKLA
26Vanderbilt
vs. HOU
NIU
vs. UST
Houston
vs. VANDY
North Carolina
vs. CIN
Marshall
vs. MD
Duke
vs. TAM
25Ole Miss
vs. GT
PITT
vs. BG
East Carolina
vs. OHIO
Northern Illinois
vs. UTS
Ohio
vs. ECU
Boston College
vs. AZ
24MTSU
vs. NAVY
Georgia
vs. NEB
Louisville
vs. MIA
Marshall
vs. MD
MTSU
vs. NAVY
Missouri
vs. OKST
23Ball State
vs. ARST
Vanderbilt
vs. HOU
Navy
vs. MTSU
Washington
vs. BYU
Oregon
vs. TX
Buffalo
vs. SDST
22UCLA
vs. VT
UNC
vs. CIN
LSU
vs. IOWA
Ole Miss
vs. GT
Va. Tech
vs. UCLA
Tulane
vs. LA-L
21Arizona
vs. BC
Arizona
vs. BC
Notre Dame
vs. RUT
MTSU
vs. NAVY
Fresno State
vs. USC
Pitt
vs. BG
20Minnesota
vs. SYR
Michigan State
vs. STAN
Miss State
vs. RICE
Wisconsin
vs. SC
UNC
vs. CIN
Oregon
vs. TX
19Washington
vs. BYU
Mizzouri
vs. OKST
Minnesota
vs. SYR
Kansas State
vs. MI
Louisville
vs. MIA
Miss State
vs. RICE
18Washington State
vs. COST
East Carolina
vs. OHIO
Boise State
vs. ORST
Pitt
vs. BG
Rutgers
vs. ND
Baylor
vs. UCF
17UNC
vs. CIN
Minnesota
vs. SYR
UNC
vs. CIN
Boise State
vs. ORST
BostonCollege
vs. AZ
Iowa
vs. LSU
16Louisville
vs. MIA
UCLA
vs. VT
BC
vs. AZ
Arizona State
vs. TXT
Rice
vs. MSST
UCLA
vs. VT
15Miss State
vs. RICE
Wisconsin
vs. SC
Stanford
vs. MIST
Georgia
vs. NEB
Vanderbilt
vs. HOU
Clemson
vs. OHST
14Georgia
vs. NEB
Florida State
vs. AUB
Missouri
vs. OKST
Iowa
vs. LSU
Auburn
vs. FSU
Arkansas State
vs. BALL
13North Texas
vs. UNLV
North Texas
vs. UNLV
Ole Miss
vs. GT
Ohio State
vs. CLEM
La.-Lafayette
vs. TUL
Wisconsin
vs. SC
12Buffalo
vs. SDST
La.-Lafayette
vs. TUL
North Texas
vs. UNLV
Washington State
vs. COST
Georgia
vs. NEB
Stanford
vs. MIST
11Boise State
vs. ORST
USC
vs. FRE
Bowling Green
vs. PITT
Tulane
vs. LA-L
Wisconsin
vs. SC
Georgia
vs. NEB
10Northern Illinois
vs. UTST
Marshall
vs. MD
Clemson
vs. OHST
Buffalo
vs. SDST
Ball State
vs. ARST
Louisville
vs. MIA
9Pitt
vs. BG
Ball State
vs. ARST
Washington
vs. BYU
Minnesota
vs. SYR
Buffalo
vs. SDST
Washington State
vs. COST
8Marshall
vs. MD
Miss State
vs. RICE
Wisconsin
vs. SC
Rutgers
vs. ND
Minnesota
vs. SYR
UNC
vs. CIN
7Ohio State
vs. CLEM
Michigan
vs. KST
Michigan
vs. KST
Oklahoma State
vs. MIZZ
Georgia Tech
vs. MISS
Texas Tech
vs. AZST
6Oklahoma State
vs. MIZZ
BYU
vs. WAS
Fresno State
vs. USC
UCLA
vs. VT
Missouri
vs. OKST
Washington
vs. BYU
5Tulane
vs. LA-L
Buffalo
vs. SDST
Washington State
vs. COST
Louisville
vs. MIA
UNLV
vs. NTEX
Syracuse
vs. MINN
4Wisconsin
vs. SC
Colorado State
vs. WAST
Tulane
vs. LA-L
Miss State
vs. RICE
BYU
vs. WAS
Utah State
vs. NIU
3Mich State
vs. STAN
MTSU
vs. NAVY
Buffalo
vs. SDST
Arkansas State
vs. BALL
Colorado State
vs. WAST
Ohio
vs. ECU
2FSU
vs. AUB
Georgia Tech
vs. MISS
Utah State
vs. BIU
Texas
vs. ORE
Clemson
vs. OHST
UNLV
vs. NTEX
1Texas
vs. ORE
Clemson
vs. OHST
Maryland
vs. MARSH
North Texas
vs. UNLV
Michigan
vs. KST
Maryland
vs. MARSH
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