The Picks Are In!
By Phil Steele
Phil Steele’s 2012-13 Bowl Confidence Contest
Part of ESPN’s Bowl Mania!
Are you ready to take Phil Steele on in a head-to-head matchup? Pick the winners of all 35 bowl games and then rank them in confidence from 1-35 with 35 being your most confident pick and 1 being your least confident pick. See how you stack up against one of the nation’s top college football analysts by entering the 2012-13 Bowl Confidence Contest in conjunction with ESPN’s Bowl Mania!
The last couple of years I have had a Bowl Confidence Contest that generated a lot of interest on our site and we had hundreds and hundreds of entries. Three years ago we had our biggest entry pool with nearly 1,200 and it was a huge success with more than double the entries of ‘08! Two years ago we outdid ourselves again with an incredible 2,922 entries and last year we had more than 3,000! This year I am teaming with ESPN’s Bowl Mania and will again have a “Bowl Confidence Contest” with my own separate group and I hope there will be many more participants!
You can enter the contest by simply clicking here. Click the create and join link and log in your information. Right away you will notice that the bowls are set up to read : Bowl, TV station, Team, Date/Time, Other Team, Confidence. Begin by picking the team you think will win each of the 35 bowl games. You then award your confidence points to each. The team you are most confident in to win their game would get your strongest rating of 35 points. A bowl game that you believe is a tough call would get your lowest rating of 1. If you’re on the fence about a team or would like to see where other voters are putting them in terms of confidence, click on the question mark after the Date/Time and get a breakdown of the votes so far. For more information on how to play…click here.
The Top 3 Finishers in the group will get a complete set of the 2013 Phil Steele Magazines!
For each team that you correctly picked to win the bowl, you get the confidence points you assigned to them. Those with the highest points are the winners. The first bowl game takes place on December 15th at 1:00 PM EST so enter today! Good Luck!!
Also, make sure to check PhilSteele.com everyday for complete information and coverage on all the bowl matchups. On the homepage click on the Bowl Matchups link, where you will find all 35 bowl games. Click on the bowl logo for each game to get all the information you need to become an expert! Start doing your homework now and get your 35 bowl predictions in.
And here they are
Phil Steele’s Bowl Confidence Contest Picks:
|Date||Bowl Game||Time (ET)||TV||Team||Pick to Win||Pts|
|1/1||Orange||8:30 p||ESPN||N Illinois||vs||Florida St||35|
|1/1||Heart of Dallas||12:00 p||espnU||Purdue||vs||Oklahoma St||34|
|12/28||Meineke Car Care||9:00 p||ESPN||Minnesota||vs||Texas Tech||32|
|12/21||Beef ‘O’ Brady’s||7:30 p||ESPN||Ball St||vs||UCF||31|
|12/29||Fight Hunger||4:00 p||espn2||Navy||vs||Arizona St||29|
|12/31||Sun||2:00 p||CBS||GA Tech||vs||USC||28|
|12/31||Music City||12:00 p||ESPN||NC State||vs||Vanderbilt||27|
|12/15||New Mexico||1:00 p||ESPN||Nevada||vs||Arizona||26|
|12/28||Russell Athletic||5:30 p||ESPN||Rutgers||vs||Virginia Tech||23|
|1/1||Gator||12:00 p||espn2||Miss St||vs||Northwestern||22|
|1/1||Capital One||1:00 p||ABC||Nebraska||vs||Georgia||19|
|1/4||Cotton||8:00 p||FOX||Texas A&M||vs||Oklahoma||18|
|12/29||Alamo||8:45 p||ESPN||Oregon St||vs||Texas||17|
|12/15||Idaho Potato||4:30 p||ESPN||Toledo||vs||Utah St||16|
|12/24||Hawaii||8:00 p||ESPN||SMU||vs||Fresno St||15|
|12/29||Armed Forces||11:45 a||ESPN||Rice||vs||Air Force||14|
|1/7||BCS Championship||8:30 p||ESPN||Notre Dame||vs||Alabama||13|
|12/22||Las Vegas||3:30 p||ESPN||Boise St||vs||Washington||11|
|1/3||Fiesta||8:30 p||ESPN||Kansas St||vs||Oregon||10|
|1/1||Outback||1:00 p||ESPN||Michigan||vs||S Carolina||9|
|12/29||Buffalo Wild Wings||10:15 p||ESPN||TCU||vs||Michigan St||8|
|12/22||New Orleans||12:00 p||ESPN||E Carolina||vs||Louisiana||7|
|12/26||Little Caesars Pizza||7:30 p||ESPN||C Michigan||vs||WKU||6|
|1/6||GoDaddy.com||9:00 p||ESPN||Kent St||vs||Arkansas St||5|
|12/27||Military||3:00 p||ESPN||Bowling Grn||vs||San Jose St||4|
|12/29||Pinstripe||3:15 p||ESPN||Syracuse||vs||W Virginia||3|
|12/31||Liberty||3:30 p||ESPN||Iowa St||vs||Tulsa||1|
Where would you rank them? Enter today!