AP: Picking the BCS

Here are some picks from the AP’s Ralph Russo: Sugar Bowl: Alabama (at-large) vs. Ohio State (at-large). The preseason favorites to reach the BCS title game will both be relegated to second-best in their conferences. The Buckeyes get yet another postseason opportunity to show they can keep pace with the SEC.

BCS championship in Glendale, Ariz. Florida (SEC champion) vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten champion). The Gators have more than enough talent to make another run at the national championship. The only thing they lack is experience. And even if they lose to Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 2, they will get another shot at the Tide in Atlanta for the SEC title in December. The Badgers clear the only major hurdles on a manageable schedule by beating Ohio State at home and Iowa on the road in consecutive October weekends and play for their first national title.

BCS champion: Make it five straight for the SEC and three championships in five seasons for Urban Meyer and the Gators.

Agree? Disagree? The entire BCS pick column follows below: