Football Season is Here and So Are the NCAA Favorites Published on September 01, 2016 The roar of the crowd. The scent of the fresh cut field. The taste of hotdogs straight off the grill. It’s that time – college football is actually here.To kick off this glorious season, we’re providing you with the NCAA’s ranking of the top football teams.AlabamaEveryone knows the Crimson Tide. Last season The Odyssey Online posted an entertaining article about why everyone in college football hates Alabama, basically for no real reason…other than the eight they listed. Number eight? “They win. A lot.” Evidently, since they’re in first.Clemson While the South Carolina based Tigers also seem to be a team that people love to hate, they’ve worked hard to be in the top five rankings. They’ve been to a bowl game every year since 2005 and played the Crimson Tide in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. They lost, so this year they’ll probably be back with more fight. OklahomaOklahoma took a devastating loss to Clemson last season in the Orange Bowl, and then again recently when they returned with a few students missing. A handful of their top defensive players started their career with the NFL making this season a bit of a rebuilding year for the Sooners. Florida SateThe Seminoles won the BCS National Championship in 2014, has made it to a bowl game each season since the early 90s, blah blah blah. Can we please talk about Travis Rudolph and how he not only sat with a lonely boy at lunch, but also presented the child with a Seminoles jersey? This is what matters, people. When the lights go out at the end of the season the Ws versus Ls don’t matter – compassion does, love does, and building good, strong men. Thank you, Travis. You’re making us football fans proud. LSUThis one is a doozy. While Louisiana State has played in a bowl game every season since 2000, and has won seven out of the eleven bowl games they’ve made it to under Coach Les Miles, in 2015 a group of unhappy and persuasive boosters coordinated a coup to try and get Miles out. This was following three continuous losses, so maybe the turmoil has calmed after the Tigers’ win against Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl in December. But maybe not.