History was made Monday night in the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson.
For the first time in five years, there is a two-way tie for Golferswest.com’s mythical College Football Post-season prognostication.
Yep, when it was all said and done, ending with Clemson’s stunning romp over ‘Bama in Santa Clara, CA, CEO Bob Sherwin and occasional scribe Kirby Arnold emerged as co-champs with identical 25-14 records. For the record, defending champion Jim Street finished third at 21-18 and Classy Candace Oehler ended up at 20-19.
The co-champs took far different paths to the outcome. Kirby selected the winning teams in the first nine bowl games played and 14 of his first 16 picks. Sherwin reeled off six straight wins coming out of the box, faltered badly with just two wins in an eight-game stretch, but rebounded big time on Dec. 31. He correctly picked all six winners, reeled off 10 straight wins overall and closed in on Arnold.
It all came down to the final college football game of the 2018-19 season.
The final picks were secret ballot and Kirby took the favored Crimson Tide, the No 1 team all season. Sherwin guessed correctly on Kirby’s selection so he picked Clemson, hoping for a Tigers win and a tie with Arnold.
And so, congrats to the co-winners!! And Candace keeps her losing streak alive!
Bob (25-14) Jim (21-18) Kirby (25-14) Candace (20-19)
Cure/Dec. 15 Tulane Louis Tulane Tulane
New Mexico/Dec. 15 UtahSt UtahSt UtahSt UtahSt
New Orleans/Dec. 15 AppSt AppSt AppSt MiddleTenn
Las Vegas/Dec. 15 Fresno ASU Fresno ASU
Camellia/Dec. 15 GaSouth EMich GaSouth GaSouth
Boca Raton/Dec. 18 UAB UAB UAB UAB
Frisco/Dec. 19 SDSt Ohio Ohio SDSt
Gasparilla/Dec. 20 SFla Marshall Marshall Marshall
Idaho Potato/Dec. 21 BYU BYU BYU BYU
Bahamas/Dec. 21 Toledo Toledo Toledo Toledo (FlaInt)
Lockheed/Dec. 22 Army Army Army Army
Dollar Gen./Dec. 22 Buff Troy Troy Troy
Birmingham/Dec. 22 Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis (Wake)
Hawaii/Dec. 22 Hawaii Hawaii LaTech Hawaii
Cheez-It/Dec. 26 TCU Cal TCU TCU
QuickLane/Dec. 26 GaTech GaTech Minnesota GATech
Independence/Dec. 27 Temple Duke Temple Temple
Pinstripe/Dec. 27 Wisc Wisc Miami Wisc
Texas/Dec. 27 Baylor Vandy Vandy Vandy
Music City/Dec. 28 Purdue Auburn Purdue Auburn
Camp. World/Dec. 28 WVa WVa Syracuse Syracuse
Alamo/Dec. 28 WSU WSU WSU WSU
Belk/Dec. 29 SCar Virg SCar Virg
Peach/Dec. 29 Fla Mich Mich Mich
Arizona/Dec. 29 Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada
Cotton/Dec. 29 Clem Clem Clem ND
Orange/Dec. 29 Alab Alab Alab Alab
RedBox/Dec. 31 Ore Ore Ore Ore
Liberty/Dec. 31 OSU OSU MIZ-TAKE OSU
Sun/Dec. 31 Stan Stan Stan Pitt
Military/Dec. 31 Cin VaTech Cin VaTech
Taxslayer/Dec. 31 TexAM TexAM TexAM TexAM
Holiday/Dec. 31 NW Utah Utah Utah
NEW YEAR’S BOWL GAMES
Outback/Jan. 1 Iowa MissSt MissSt Iowa
Fiesta/Jan. 1 UCF LSU LSU UCF
Citrus/Jan. 1 PennSt PennSt PennSt PennSt (Ky)
Rose Playoff/Jan. 1 OSU Wash OSU Wash
Sugar Playoff/Jan. 1 Ga Ga Ga Ga (Texas)
Nat. Champ/Jan. 7 CLEM Ala Ala Ala
2018-19: (Tie) Bob Sherwin and Kirby Arnold (25-14)
2017-18: Jim Street (27-15)
2016-17: Kirby Arnold (30-12)
2015-16: Bob Sherwin (27-15)
2014-15: Jim Street (23-16)