Oregon has its work cut out for it. UCLA, Washington, and Stanford are all contenders, and USC still has all the talent in the world. I picked the Ducks.
Alabama has a lot of question marks. Their non-conference schedule doesn't matter to the media or the coaches, though. Alabama gets the benefit of the doubt no matter what, fair or unfair (cough...unfair).
The only thing I know about that Oklahoma team is that their QB is probably the best QB in the nation. So, in a conference that doesn't play defense, Oklahoma is again going to be pretty killer.
If I wasn't a Buckeye homer, I'd have voted for the Buckeyes. @ Michigan State at night with a new offensive line and a defensive secondary that needs a complete 180 to shed the banner of worst all time at OSU...I don't like Ohio State's chances against what will be one of the nation's top-10 defenses. If Ohio State loses that game, it will not make the playoffs.