While hanging around on R/CFB last night, I came upon an interesting question posed to the community: "Your team can't win the national title. Who do you want to win it?"
Now, our team is the Syracuse Orange, and well... we know we can't win it this year. But surely we have a lot of different answers to this question depending on our own personal biases, other allegiances and geography. So we dive in:
Syracuse Isn't Winning the National Championship This Season, So Who Do You Want to Win Instead?
For #gaocc purposes, "anyone but Clemson" will do just fine (so FSU, Georgia Tech are both suitable answers here). But beyond that, I'm rooting for UCLA and TCU. I've enjoyed the Horned Frogs' brand of football since the LaDainian Tomlinson days, and I still staunchly believe they were screwed with regard to the College Football Playoff last season. It would be nice for them to get another crack at it this season.
UCLA is one of the two local teams out here in L.A., and marrying into a Bruins-focused family, you definitely learn to quickly appreciate the team and its tradition (plus... THE ROSE BOWL). L.A.'s a ton of fun when UCLA and/or USC are playing well, so I'd like to see that play out live this fall.
How about you? Which College Football Playoff contenders are you rooting for to win the National Championship this season?