01/07/2013 05:21 pm ET

BCS Predictions: Experts Favoring Alabama Over Notre Dame In National Championship Game


Despite proving their doubters wrong en route to an undefeated regular season, Notre Dame is a heavy underdog heading into the BCS Championship game against Alabama.

Most of the experts in sports media are siding with the oddsmakers and believe the Crimson Tide will roll over the Irish, creating a college football dynasty. Many of the high-profile writers and on-air personalities polled at ESPN and USA Today picked Nick Saban's Tide to hand Brian Kelly's squad its first lost. Over at CBS Sports, the experts were more evenly divided, with three taking Notre Dame and three others picking Alabama.

Tell us who you think will win and then scroll down to see some of the experts' picks. What do you think of those predictions?

Mike Bellotti of ESPN - Alabama

Ed Cunningham of ESPN - Alabama

Eric Prisbell of USA Today - Alabama

Tom O'Toole of USA Today - Alabama

Joey Galloway of ESPN - Alabama

Chris Spielman of ESPN - Notre Dame

Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated - Alabama

Jesse Palmer of ESPN - Alabama

Trevor Matich of ESPN - Notre Dame

Trevor Matich of ESPN - Notre Dame

George Schroeder of USA Today - Alabama

Erick Smith of USA Today - Alabama

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports - Alabama

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports - Notre Dame

Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports - Notre Dame

Brock Huard of ESPN - Alabama

Brian Griese of ESPN - Alabama

Nicole Auerbach of USA Today - Alabama

Paul Myerberg of USA Today - Alabama

Dan Hawkins of ESPN - Alabama

Andre Ware of ESPN - Alabama

Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports - Alabama

Matt Hinton of CBS Sports - Alabama

Chip Patterson of CBS Sports - Notre dame

Eddie Timanus of USA Today - Alabama

Dan Wolken of USA Today - Notre Dame