To riff on this topic, the CFB teams I root for other than ISU:
Va Tech. I've been impressed with how Beamer built a program from nothing with a hard-nosed, lunch pail philosophy. Still too many programs downplay the difference good special teams can make. Serious academic school.
Washington State. Perennial underdog in-state and in-conference.
Arizona State. Great mascot and colors. Warm weather. Another little brother.
Okie State (seeing a trend?) will always play in a Sooner Shadow.
Wisconsin. Love the crowd enthusiasm and The Fifth Quarter. Takes their Marching Band seriously.
Texas- like the Yankees I get a laugh every time The Team With The Most Talent fails.
Notre Dame- I get a laugh every time the school with it's own TV network fails, which is often lately.
Florida State- can't stand the tomahawk chop song. Ugh.
Oregon- for crimes against football fashion.
Kansas- In my universe, a school can be good in either hoops or football, not both. Choose.