The good news is that Iowa won. Iowa was my pick and a team for which I have some affection as I spent four years in the state. The bad news is that I can no longer finish any higher than 5th place out of our group of six.
I also discovered the College Bowl Pick'Em has a limited capacity for influencing my rooting interest. It would actually have been better for me overall if Iowa had lost. My opponents gained more points for the result than I did, thus relegating me to second division status. I can't help wondering, though, if it's just more important to me to be right. Someone really should write a thesis on the psychology of rooting interests.