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Poll Names The "Most-Hated" College Football Team

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide in an SEC vs. Big Ten football showdown.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

With Week 1 of the college football season upon us, several enticing matchups are on the board. Three games feature major College Football Playoff implications as Auburn takes on Washington, Michigan travels to Notre Dame, and Miami (FL) battles LSU.

Can any of these programs dethrone Alabama this season?

Ahead of those games, the Wall Street Journal took a look at the most-hated teams in the country. No surprise, the teams that win the most are on top.

Coming in at No. 1 is Alabama. The Crimson Tide have claimed five of the last nine national titles and it looks like people are ready to move on from Nick Saban and company.

Here are the five most-hated programs

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Penn State
  5. Michigan

You can see the full list here.

It's easy to hate the teams the have the most success. The teams listed above are all storied football programs that have won at the highest level - or were rocked by a scandal, a la Penn State (which has done both).

You can read the full breakdown here.