A four-game lead with six games left should be a comfortable situation, but not with unorthodox Kirby Arnold involved in this bowl prediction business.
As the bowl season winds down – with one game in each of the next six days – Bob Sherwin has a 21-8 record. He is three games ahead of golferswest.com senior writer Jim Street, who is 18-11. But Street can’t close the gap because he differs in only one game the rest of the way.
Arnold, the site’s other senior writer, is at 17-12 but he still has a chance because he took so many chances. Of the six games remaining, he has a different prediction than Sherwin in four games. He’ll need to win all four for a share of the World Golferswest.com Championship.
Overall, Arnold selected 21 (out of 35) different teams than Sherwin and 15 different teams than Street.
Here’s how things look heading into the rest of the week’s games, leading up to Monday’s BCS Championship game (we all picked Alabama to win):
Order of predictions: Bob (23-11) / Jim (21-13) / Kirby (19-15)
(bold face CAP=winner)
New Mexico Bowl/Dec. 15: ARIZONA /ARIZONA/ARIZONA
Famous Idaho Potato/Dec. 15: UTAH ST. / UTAH ST. / UTAH ST.
Poinsettia/Dec. 20: BYU / San Diego St. / BYU
Beef O’Brady’s/Dec. 20: UCF / UCF / UCF
New Orleans/Dec. 22: LA-LAFAYETTE / LA-LAFAYETTE / East Carolina
Las Vegas/Dec. 22: BOISE STATE / BOISE STATE / Washington
Hawaii/Dec. 24: SMU / Fresno State / Fresno State
Little Caesars/Dec. 26: Western Kentucky / CENTRAL MICHIGAN / CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Military/Dec. 27: Bowling Green / SAN JOSE ST. / SAN JOSE ST.
Belk/Dec. 27: CINCINNATI / CINCINNATI / CINCINNATI
Holiday/Dec. 27: BAYLOR / UCLA / BAYLOR
Independence/Dec. 28: La-Monroe / La-Monroe/ OHIO
Russell Athletic/Dec. 28: VIRGINIA TECH / VIRGINIA TECH / Rutgers
Meineke Car Care/Dec. 28: TEXAS TECH / TEXAS TECH / Minnesota
Armed Forces/Dec. 29: RICE/ Air Force/ RICE
Pinstripe/Dec. 29: West Virginia / West Virginia/ SYRACUSE
Kraft/Dec. 29: ARIZONA ST. / ARIZONA ST. /ARIZONA ST.
Alamo/Dec. 29: TEXAS / TEXAS / Oregon State
Buffalo Wild Wings/Dec. 29: TCU/ TCU/ TCU (MICHIGAN ST.)
Music City/Dec. 31: VANDERBILT / VANDERBILT / VANDERBILT
Sun/Dec. 31: USC/ USC / GEORGIA TECH
Liberty/Dec. 31: Iowa State/ Iowa State / TULSA
Chik-fil-a/Dec. 31: LSU/ LSU / LSU (CLEMSON)
Gator/Jan. 1: NORTHWESTERN/ Mississippi State/ Mississippi State
Heart of Dallas/Jan. 1: OKLAHOMA ST. / OKLAHOMA ST. / OKLAHOMA ST.
Outback/Jan. 1: SOUTH CAROLINA/ SOUTH CAROLINA / Michigan
Capital One/Jan. 1: GEORGIA / GEORGIA / Nebraska
Rose/Jan. 1: STANFORD / STANFORD / Wisconsin
Orange/Jan. 1: FLORIDA ST. / FLORIDA ST. / FLORIDA ST.
Sugar/Jan. 2: Florida/ Florida/ LOUISVILLE
Fiesta/Jan. 3: OREGON / OREGON / Kansas State
Cotton/Jan. 4: TEXAS A&M/ TEXAS A&M/ Oklahoma
Compass/Jan. 5: Pittsburgh/ MISSISSIPPI / Pittsburgh
Go Daddy.com/Jan. 6: Kent State/ Kent State/ Arkansas State
National Championship/Jan. 7: Alabama/ Alabama / Alabama