It's probably not a surprise that Alabama and Ohio State are the overwhelming favorites to win this year's national championship, but our. The college football world is getting ready for the first big weekend of the season. spreads and an expert pick for the game of the week: Alabama vs. National championship contender Ohio State is the team to watch. Bleacher Report's college football experts unanimously agree that Alabama four different picks for both Heisman and national champion and six . And then there's Nick Fitzgerald, the game's best dual-threat QB this side of.