1) Notre Dame Fighting Irish
|It also doesn't help that their coach is an unrelenting|
2) Alabama Crimson Tide
|Seriously, have you ever seen such pained |
look on someone who just achieved so much?
3) Ohio State Buckeyes
This isn't easy to write as someone who just graduated from the university, but it is the truth. Ohio State is actually pretty similar to Notre Dame in this aspect, which is even tougher to write. It is a program that has had a lot of success in the past that tends to drive envy. Yet for thirty years, a title eluded them despite them still being a presence in the college football world. What really amped up the hatred towards Ohio State again was the 2002 Championship Game against Miami. It was a very close game, but as basically everyone now knows, Ohio State got a very generous call that gave them new life and allowed them to eventually win the game. That sparked a lot of resentment towards the program which has continued to grow over the last decade. It really culminated in the middle of the 2000s when they went to consecutive Championship Games against SEC powerhouses and lost. People really started to question if Ohio State had gotten into the title games based on name and history. Ohio State getting hit with sanctions seemed to satisfy a lot of people. Smug pundits everywhere seemed to enjoy watching Ohio State get taken down a few pegs. Considering what happened, it isn't totally unwarranted. Ohio State and Jim Tressel had always been about doing things the right way, so it was incredibly hypocritical that he hid his players getting benefits so that they could play. Yet just when they hit their lowest point, Urban Meyer came to the rescue and led Ohio State to an undefeated season in his first year. Only NCAA sanctions stopped them from playing Notre Dame for the championship. Still, that boost confidence that the Buckeyes received from last year and the hype that is surrounding them now has gotten people upset again.