This article is part of our Bowl Game Pick 'Em series.
Of the 41 bowls, including the national championship, only one provided consensus — Washington State (-6.5) vs. Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl. Nick Grays likes Wazzu so much he made it his best bet.
Jesse Siegel proved the biggest spoiler, preventing consensus in four games. He was the only writer to take underdogs Miami (OH) (+13 vs. Mississippi State), Baylor (+7.5 vs. Boise State) and Penn State (+6.5 vs. USC), and was the only one on the side of Hawaii in a pick 'em against Middle Tennessee.
Chris Morgan took the points on two of the bigger underdogs as the only writer picking Central Michigan (+11.5) over Tulsa and Idaho (+13.5) over Colorado State.
Mario Puig and Jason Thornbury did likewise with their consensus busters, with Puig taking the points in Indiana (+8) vs. Utah and Thornbury going with underdog Arkansas State (+5.5) against Central Florida.
James Anderson went the other way as the only writer to give up the points and take North Carolina State (-4) over Vanderbilt.
Greg Vara's best bet came from the national semifinal as he tabbed Clemson (+3.5) against Ohio State, while Chris Bennett stuck with the Big Ten and Wisconsin (-7.5) vs. undefeated Western Michigan as his best bet.
As for the national championship, Thornbury was the lone holdout, going against the grain with Washington as all others took favorite Alabama to win the title.