So the bowl season is a collection of meaningless exhibition games? Try telling that to my 45-44 ATS Pac-12 picks record this year. Of equal importance is the chance for the conference to redeem itself after some pathetic bowl results in recent seasons. In the last two years, the Pac has gone 4-12 in bowls. In the last three, Pac-12 favorites are 1-9-1. Performances like that on a big stage do real damage to the conference’s reputation and a reversal could help rectify the bias against the west coast in CFP rankings.