1 - Expected Difference Rating (12-6. 2-3) 2 - Power Rating (13-5, 2-2)
3 - Discrete Rating Model (13-3-2, 1-0-2) 4 - Virtual Game Model (12-4-2, 3-2-2)
5 - Overtake and Feedback (Ranking) (11-7, 3-4) + - Result if disagree with the team who was favored

Inside the (...) above is each system's won/loss record: first "straight up", and then against the spread (when disagreeing with the favorite listed by "the bookies"). The 3rd number listed is for ties: the number of games that the model thinks is dead even. The favorites won 13 and lost 5, and 9 of the 18 favorites covered the spread in 1986 (where three final point spreads were equal to the betting line, i.e. three "pushes").

  W/L Cover Score 1 2 3 4 5 1+ 2+ 3+ 4+ 5+
Rose (Bowl): Michigan by 2.5
over Arizona State
L N 15-22 W W T W W Y Y T Y Y
Orange: Oklahoma by 17.5
over Arkansas
W Y 42-8 W W W W W
Sugar: Nebraska by 4.5
over LSU
W Y 30-15 W W W W L         N
Cotton: Texas A+M by 2.5
over Ohio State
L N 12-28 W W L W L Y Y   Y  
Sun: Alabama by 2
over Washington
W Y 28-6 L L W L L N N   N N
Gator: Clemson by 3
over Stanford
W Y 27-21 L L W W L N N     N
Liberty: Tennessee by 5.5
over Minnesota
W Y 21-14 W W W W W          
Peach: North Carolina State by 2
over Virginia Tech
L N 24-25 L L W L W     Y   Y
Citrus: Auburn by 8
over USC
W Y 16-7 W W W W L         N
Fiesta: Miami (Florida) by 6.5
over Penn State
L N 10-14 L L L W L       Y  
Independence: Mississippi by 3
over Texas Tech
W P 20-17 W W W W L          
All-American: Florida State by 14
over Indiana
W P 27-13 W W W W W          
Holiday: Iowa by 7.5
over San Diego State
W N 39-38 W W W T W       T  
California: San Jose State by 8
over Miami (Ohio)
W Y 37-7 L W W L W N     N  
Aloha: Arizona by 9
over North Carolina
W P 30-21 W W W W W          
Bluebonnet: Baylor by 5.5
over Colorado
W Y 21-9 W W T T W     T T  
Freedom: UCLA by 14.5
over BYU
W Y 31-10 W W W W W          
Hall of Fame: Georgia by 2.5
over Boston College
L N 24-27 L L L L W         Y

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