The NCAA season is just getting underway, and there are more teams than ever that look to compete for the biggest prize in the college game this term. Excitement has been building for months ahead of the big kick off, with fans discussing which teams could potentially upset the odds and go the whole way this campaign. However, these are the four college teams that fans should be keeping a close eye on throughout the season as they could be ending the campaign with the National Championship.
Clemson are regarded as the leading side in the NCAA at present, and it isn’t hard to see why. In Trevor Lawrence, they have the best quarterback at this level, with the 20-year-old already looking like he will have an excellent career in the NFL when he is drafted. He has recently picked up a host of rewards including the Manning Award. Meanwhile, they will come into this season looking to go one step further after losing the National Championship game against the LSU Tigers last season. Clemson did, however, win the ACC Championship Game as they routed Virginia to win 62-17. The stones have put in place by head coach Dabo Swinney to go one step further this term.
Alabama Crimson Tide
One side that may have something to say about Clemson being considered favourites for the National Championship this season are Alabama. They are ranked at third, but their off-field decisions over the off-season could prove crucial to their chances of success this campaign. Alabama will be boosted as they will once against have the talented trio of Alex Leatherwood, DeVonta Smith and Najee Harris at this disposal as they decided that they would return to the team for the senior year. Their experience of playoff games could be crucial in the long run, which could mean that they are one of the teams to watch later in the season.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Many of the other leading sides in the betting have all had a huge turnover of players during the off-season, which means that there could be room for a shock contender to emerge from the chasing pack. It’s hard to look past Notre Dame being that team, as they come into this season off the back of an impressive record last term as they won eleven of their 13 games. They will certainly face stiff competition in the ACC as they come up against Clemson, but should Notre Dame catch them on a bad day, then they are more than capable of seizing their chance. Notre Dame will be boosted with the return of Brendon Clark as their quarterback. Meanwhile, if they can maintain the form of their offensive line, then they will be a tough unit this season.
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