Football Season is Here and So Are the NCAA Favorites Published on September 01, 2016 The shout of the crowd. The scent of the fresh cut field. The taste of hamburgers right off the grill. It’s here – college football is finally here.To kick off the season, we’re here with the NCAA’s ranking of the top five teams.AlabamaThe one you love to hate. In 2015 The Odyssey Online posted a humorous article about why everyone in college football hates Alabama, essentially for no real reason…other than the eight they listed. Number eight? “They win. A lot.” Evidently, since they’re at the top.Clemson While the South Carolina based Tigers also seem to be a team that football fans love to hate, they’re justified in being in the top team rankings. They’ve been to a bowl game every season since 2005 and played the Crimson Tide in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. They lost, so this season they’ll probably be back with more fight. OklahomaOklahoma experienced a devastating loss when they played the Fighting Tigers last season in the Orange Bowl, and then again recently when they returned with a few players missing. A handful of their top defensive players continued their football career with the NFL making 2016 a bit of a rebuilding year for the Sooners. Florida SateFlorida State won the BCS National Championship in 2014, has made it to a bowl game each year since the early 90s, yeah, yeah, yeah. Can we please discuss Travis Rudolph and how he made a little boy and his mom’s whole day? This is what we need to remember, people. At the end of the day the Ws versus Ls don’t matter – compassion does, love does, and building good, strong men. Bravo, Travis. You’re making us football fans proud. LSUBring on the drama. While Louisiana State has made it to a bowl game every season since 2000, and has won 7 of 11 bowl games they’ve played in under Coach Les Miles, last season a group of unhappy and persuasive boosters staged a coup to try and get the coach out. This was succeeding three straight losses, so maybe the chaos has calmed after Louisiana State’s win against Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl last year. But maybe not.