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College Football: where to watch this year's best teams

The summer is coming to an end and that means changing colors, pumpkin spice lattes, pie, and... College. Football. Is. Back.

Far from where your team is kicking off? Need a good bar to watch the game? Here is a list of bars for the pre-season top 10 teams (and Wisconsin, I'm biased) where you can grab a drink and cheer on your team with like-minded fans.

Ohio State: Iron Bar New York

The defending national champs, the Buckeyes are ranked
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The defending national champs, the Buckeyes are ranked No. 1 to start the season. Cheer them on at the Iron Bar when they play @Virginia Tech on Monday at 8 p.m.

Iron Bar NYC; 713 8th Ave.

TCU: The 13th Step

TCU's horned frogs open their season @Minnesota on
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TCU's horned frogs open their season @Minnesota on Thursday at 9 p.m. Join your fellow Texans (or amphibian lovers) at The 13th Step.

The 13th Step; 149 2nd Ave.

Alabama: The Ainsworth

Alabama will head to AT&T Stadium, where the
Photo Credit: Facebook/ The Ainsworth

Alabama will head to AT&T Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play, to take on Wisconsin on Saturday night at 8 p.m. If you feel the pull of the roll tide, head to The Ainsworth for some camaraderie.

The Ainsworth; 122 West 26th St.

Wisconsin: Mad River Bar & Grille or The Grayson

If you want to watch the Alabama game,
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If you want to watch the Alabama game, but would like to root for the more fun team... again, I admitted I was biased... make your way to Mad River Bar & Grille (the photo above is me and my friends on our way to the Final 4) or The Grayson on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Mad River Bar & Grille, 1442 3rd Ave.; or The Grayson, 16 1st Ave.

Baylor: Van Diemens

Fourth-ranked Baylor will head to Dallas to take
Photo Credit: Facebook/ Van Diemens

Fourth-ranked Baylor will head to Dallas to take on Southern Methodist University on Friday at 7 p.m. If a plane ticket to Texas is a bit out of your price range, grab a beer with fellow Bears fans at Van Diemens.

Van Diemens, 383 3rd Ave.

Michigan State: Mercury Bar or Blondie's

Michigan State heads to Kalamazoo for their first
Photo Credit: Facebook/ Mercury Bar

Michigan State heads to Kalamazoo for their first game against Western Michigan on Friday at 7 p.m. Spartan fans (and others who like green) head to Mercury Bar (pictured above) or Blondie's.

Mercury Bar, 493 3rd Ave.; or Blondie's (which is also home to several other teams, including this reporter's other alma mater, Northwestern!), 212 W. 79th St.

Auburn: Playwright Celtic Pub

Auburn will kick off their season by stepping
Photo Credit: Facebook/ Playwright Celtic Pub

Auburn will kick off their season by stepping into the Georgia Dome, where the Atlanta Falcons usually play, to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. If you need a place a bit closer to home to watch, head to their alumni bar for the day: the Playwright Celtic Pub. The team will be heading back to the regular bar, St. Pat's Bar & Grill, for future games.

Playwright Celtic Pub; 732 8th Ave.

Oregon: Village Pourhouse

The Ducks lost last year's National Championship Game
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The Ducks lost last year's National Championship Game to Ohio State, but it's a whole new year. They will kick off their season on Saturday at 8 p.m. by welcoming Eastern Washington to Eugene. Head to the Village Pourhouse to root from NYC.

Village Pourhouse; 64 3rd Ave.

USC: Pennsylvania 6

The Trojans have a late game on deck
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The Trojans have a late game on deck vs. Arkansas State but if you can stay awake long enough to watch them kick off at 11 p.m. on Saturday, then put on your cardinal and gold and head to Pennsylvania 6 for some classy cocktails.

Pennsylvania 6; 132 W. 31st St.

Georgia: American Whiskey

Georgia's season starts with a home show against
Photo Credit: Facebook/ American Whiskey

Georgia's season starts with a home show against Louisiana Monroe on Saturday at 12 p.m. But if you can't make it all the way to Athens, cheer on the Bulldogs at American Whiskey in Midtown.

American Whiskey; 247 W. 30th St.

Florida State: The Royal, The Three Monkeys, and Saloon

Jameis Winston has moved on to the NFL,
Photo Credit: Facebook/ The Royal

Jameis Winston has moved on to the NFL, but the Seminoles are ready for their 2015 season. They kick off in their home stadium against Texas State on Saturday at 8 p.m. New Yorkers who want to root on the Seminoles have three bars to choose from.

The Royal, 127 4th Ave.; The Three Monkeys, 236 West 54 St.; and Saloon, 1584 York Ave.

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