Football Season is Here and So Are the NCAA Favorites Published on September 01, 2016 The shout of the crowd. The smell of the freshly mowed field. The taste of hamburgers just off the grill. It’s that time – college football is really here.To kick off this glorious season, we’re providing you with the NCAA’s ranking of the top football teams.AlabamaEveryone shudders at the shout of Roll Tide. In 2015 The Odyssey Online posted an amusing article about why everyone in college football hates Alabama, pretty much for no real reason…other than the 8 they listed. Number eight? “They win. A lot.” Clearly, since they’re at the top.Clemson While the Fighting Tigers also seem to be a team that people love to hate, they’re justified in being in the top team rankings. They’ve been to a bowl game each year since 2005 and played Bama in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. Clemson lost, so this season they’ll probably be back with a vengeance. OklahomaOklahoma had a devastating loss when they played the Fighting Tigers last season in the Orange Bowl, and then again recently when they resumed practice with a few people missing. A handful of their starting defensive players moved on to the NFL making this season a bit of a rebuilding year for the Sooners. Florida SateFlorida State won the BCS National Championship in 2014, has been in a bowl game every year 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 we need to remember, people. At the end of the day the wins and losses don’t matter – compassion does, love does, and building good, strong men. Thank you, Travis. You’re making us football fans proud. LSUBring on the drama. While Louisiana State has been in a bowl game every season since 2000, and has won seven out of the eleven bowl games they’ve gone to under Coach Les Miles, last season a group of disgruntled and persuasive boosters arranged a coup to try and get Miles out. This was after three continuous losses, so maybe the storm has calmed after LSU’s win against Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl last season. But maybe not.