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Rivalry Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef2, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Seeing the thread about the Red Rive(r) Rivalry incident got me wondering.

    What is the most heated college football rivalry in America?

    I offer up the following; (in no particular order)

    Kansas-Kansas St
    Duke-North Carolina (basketball)
    Oklahoma-Oklahoma St.
    Notre Dame-Michigan
    Ohio St.-Michigan
    Michigan-Michigan St.
    Florida-Florida St.
    Miami-Florida St.
    Arizona-Arizona St.
    Oregon-Oregon St.
    West Virginia-Pitt

    any others you can think of.......
  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Missouri - Nebraska
    Oklahoma - Nebraska
    Texas - Texas A&M
    Florida St. - Miami
    Georgia - Georgia Tech
    Florida - Georgia
    Florida - Tennessee
    Auburn - Alabama
    Virginia Tech - Miami
    Minnesota - Wisconsin
    USC - Notre Dame
    Notre Dame - Michigan
    All of the service academies against each other
    Colorado - Nebraska
    Colorado - Colorado State
    Arizona - Arizona State
    Washington - Washington St.
    Oregon - Oregon State
    Stanford - Notre Dame
    Stanford - California
    USC - UCLA

    And so many more.
  3. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Kent-Akron...the Wagon Wheel is a helluva prize.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't think anything touches Bama-Auburn.

    I think Ohio State-Michigan would be a distant second.
  5. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    I think Texas-Texas A&M, Ohio St-Michigan and Auburn-Alabama are about tied.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    A&M isn't even Texas' top rivalry.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Texas-Oklahoma would have been my No. 3.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Part of the problem in the SEC, each good team has at least two legitimate big rivalries.

    Who is Florida's biggest rival? Georgia, Florida State and Tennessee are all legit answers.

    At least with Ohio State-Michigan and Auburn-Alabama nobody would ever argue that any other game on the schedule means more to the fanbase.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking Army-Navy tops this list.

    Bama-Auburn, Michigan-Ohio State, Texas-Oklahoma and maybe Ole Miss-Mississippi St. are the next tier.

    Rivalries don't seem to get as crazy out west, although BYU-Utah is always interesting.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Kansas-Missouri thing - hard to beat something that started before football and basketball were invented.
    Same with Ohio State and Michigan.

    A lot of the others? Out of staters fighting battles for people who never went to either school.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Michigan/Ohio State

    That's the list.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Army/Navy first.
    Michigan/Ohio State, of course.
    Notre Dame/USC

    Harvard/Yale needs to be mentioned, and it hasn't been.
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