SBM College Bowl Pick ‘Em Challenge Update: The Final

sbm pick challenge final

Well, what can I say? This was easily the worst year I’ve ever had picking bowl winners.

Bowl Championship Series:

BCS Championship:

  • Jan. 7
  • BCS #1 vs. BCS #2
  • Payout: $18,000,000
  • Predicted Matchup: USC (Pac-12 #1) vs. LSU (SEC #1)
  • Actual Matchup: Notre Dame (Independent At-Large) vs. Alabama (SEC#1)
  • Predicted Winner: Alabama
  • Actual Winner: Alabama

Fiesta Bowl:

  • Jan. 3
  • Big 12 vs. At-large
  • Payout: $17,000,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Oklahoma (Big 12 #1) vs. Michigan (Big Ten #2)
  • Actual Matchup: Kansas State (Big 12 #1) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 #2)
  • Predicted Winner: Oregon
  • Actual Winner:

Sugar Bowl:

  • Jan. 2
  • SEC vs. At-large
  • Payout: $17,000,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Alabama (SEC #2) vs. Clemson (ACC #2)
  • Actual Matchup: Florida (SEC #2) vs. Louisville (Big East #1)
  • Predicted Winner: Florida
  • Actual Winner: Louisville

Orange Bowl:

  • Jan. 1
  • ACC vs. At-large
  • Payout: $17,000,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Florida State (ACC#1) vs. West Virginia (Big 12 #2)
  • Actual Matchup: Florida State (ACC #1) vs. Northern Illinois (MAC #1)
  • Predicted Winner: Florida State
  • Actual Winner: Florida State

Rose Bowl:

  • Jan. 1
  • Big Ten vs. Pac-12
  • Payout: $17,000,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Wisconsin (Big Ten #1) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 #2)
  • Actual Matchup:  Wisconsin (Big Ten #1) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 #1)
  • Predicted Winner:  Stanford
  • Actual Winner: Stanford

Other Bowl Games:

Capital One Bowl:

  • Jan. 1
  • Big Ten #2 vs. SEC #2
  • Payout: $4,550,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Michigan State (Big Ten #3) vs. Georgia (SEC #3)
  • Actual Matchup: Nebraska (Big Ten #2) vs. Georgia (SEC#3)
  • Predicted Winner: Georgia
  • Actual Winner:  Georgia

Chick-fil-A Bowl:  

  • Dec. 31
  • ACC # 2 vs. SEC # 5
  • Payout: $3,967,500 ACC; $2,932,500 SEC
  • Predicted Matchup: Virginia Tech (ACC #3) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC #5)
  • Actual Matchup: Clemson (ACC #2) vs. LSU (SEC #4)
  • Predicted Winner: LSU
  • Actual Winner:  Clemson 

Cotton Bowl:

  • Jan. 4
  • Big 12 #2 vs. SEC #3/4
  • Payout: $3,625,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Kansas State (Big 12 #3) vs. Arkansas (SEC #6)
  • Actual Matchup: Oklahoma (Big 12 #2) vs. Texas A&M (SEC #5)
  • Predicted Winner: Texas A&M
  • Actual Winner: Texas A&M

Gator Bowl :

  • Jan. 1
  • Big Ten #4/5 vs. SEC #6
  • Payout: $3,500,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Iowa (Big Ten #6) vs. Auburn (SEC #7)
  • Actual Matchup: Northwestern (Big Ten #3) vs. Mississippi State (SEC #6)
  • Predicted Winner: Mississippi State
  • Actual Winner: Northwestern

Outback Bowl:

  • Jan. 1
  • Big Ten #3 vs. SEC #3/4
  • Payout: $3,500,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Nebraska (Big Ten #4) vs. South Carolina (SEC #4)
  • Actual Matchup: Michigan (Big Ten #4) vs. South Carolina (SEC #7)
  • Predicted Winner: Michigan
  • Actual Winner: South Carolina

Sun Bowl:

  • Dec. 31
  • ACC #4 vs. Pac-12 #4
  • Payout: $2,000,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Virginia (ACC #6) vs. Washington (Pac-12 #5)
  • Actual Matchup: Georgia Tech (ACC #6)  vs. USC (Pac-12 #5)
  • Predicted Winner: USC
  • Actual Winner: Georgia Tech

Music City Bowl:

  • Dec. 31
  • ACC#6 vs. SEC #7
  • Payout: $1,837,500
  • Predicted Matchup: North Carolina State (ACC #7) vs. Florida (SEC #8)
  • Actual Matchup: North Carolina State (ACC #5) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC #8)
  • Predicted Winner: Vanderbilt
  • Actual Winner: Vanderbilt

Liberty Bowl:

  • Dec. 31
  • C-USA #1 vs. Big East/SEC # 8/9
  • Payout: $1,437,500
  • Predicted Matchup: Houston (C-USA #1) vs. Mississippi State (SEC #9)
  • Actual Matchup: Tulsa (C-USA #1) vs. Iowa State (Big 12 #9)
  • Predicted Winner: Iowa State
  • Actual Winner: Tulsa

Heart of Dallas (TicketCity) Bowl:

  • Jan. 1
  • Big Ten #7 vs. C-USA
  • Payout: $1,100,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Arizona (Pac-12 #8) Southern Methodist (C-USA #6)
  • Actual Matchup: Purdue (Big Ten #6) vs. Oklahoma State (Big 12 #4)
  • Predicted Winner: Oklahoma State
  • Actual Winner: Oklahoma State

BBVA Compass:

  • Jan. 5
  • SEC #8/9 vs. Big East #5
  • Payout: $1,000,025 SEC; $900,000 Big East
  • Predicted Matchup: Missouri (SEC #11) vs. Pittsburgh (Big East #4)
  • Actual Matchup: Mississippi (SEC #9) vs. Pittsburgh (Big East #5)
  • Predicted Winner: Mississippi
  • Actual Winner: Mississippi

GoDaddy.com Bowl:

  • Jan. 6, Mobile, Alabama
  • MAC #2 vs. Sun Belt #2
  • Payout: $750,000
  • Predicted Matchup: Northern Illinois (MAC #2) vs. Florida International (Sun Belt #2)
  • Actual Matchup: Kent State (MAC #2) vs. Arkansas State (Sun Belt #1)
  • Predicted Winner: Kent State
  • Actual Winner: Arkansas State
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2 responses to “SBM College Bowl Pick ‘Em Challenge Update: The Final

  1. Hey, SportsChump.

    You just finished one point ahead of J-Dub in this year’s college football pick ’em pool. Whatcha gonna do now?

    I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!

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