Football Season is Here and So Are the NCAA Favorites Published on September 01, 2016 The roar of the stadium. The smell of the freshly cut field. The taste of hotdogs just off the grill. It’s that time – college football is finally here.To kick off the season, we’re providing you with the NCAA’s ranking of the top football teams.AlabamaThe one you love to hate. Last year 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.” Obviously, since they’re in first.Clemson While the South Carolina based Tigers also seem to be a team that football fans love to hate, they’ve earned their place in the NCAA rankings. They’ve ended up at a bowl game each year since 2005 and played Bama in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. The Tigers lost, so this year they’ll probably be back with more fight. OklahomaOklahoma experienced a devastating loss when they played Clemson last season in the Orange Bowl, and then again this year when they came back with a few players missing. Four of their starting defensive players continued their football career with the NFL making this a bit of a rebuilding year for the Sooners. Florida SateThe Seminoles won the BCS National Championship in 2014, has played in a bowl game each season since the early 90s, blah blah blah. Can we please talk about Travis Rudolph and how he sat with a sweet student eating all alone at lunch? This is what we need to remember, people. When the lights go out at the end of the season the record doesn’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 the Tigers have made it to a bowl game every season since 2000, and has won seven out of the eleven bowl games they’ve played in under Coach Les Miles, in 2015 a group of disgruntled and persuasive boosters staged a coup to try and get Miles out. This was succeeding three continuous losses, so maybe the storm has calmed after Louisiana State’s win against Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl last year. But maybe not.