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16 Biggest College Football Rivalries

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BIGGEST 16 RIVALRIES MICHIGAN vs. OHIO STATE The nickname says it all. "The Game" is played for more than just bragging rights between these two powerhouses. With a combined 77 conference titles, this contest has м often determined the Big Ten Champion and more. 2 AUBURN vs. ALABAMA 3 Coined the Iron Bowl, this southern rivalry has been separating families, friends and the state of Alabama since 1893. Proving TEXAS vs. OKLAHOMA Half the stadium in Crimson and the other in Burnt the strength of both competitors, the winner of this historic game has gone on to Orange, the Sooners and Longhorns arrive in Dallas to play in the shootout of the year. The Red River win numerous national championships. Rivalry separates fans and state lines making this competition truly fierce. TA NOTRE DAME Vs. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 5 ARMY vs. NAVY You don't just go for the game, you go for the There's been no shortage of talent in this rivalry, as pageantry and ceremonies. The Black Knights and Midshipmen exemplify pure effort and guile in their battle for bragging rights and the Commander in Chief's trophy. the two elite programs have produced an impressive 14 Heisman winners. Midwest power meets west coast flash in HARVARD Vs. YALE hopes of winning the prized and honored Jeweled Shillelagh. This might be the only game where the fans go on to make more $ than the players. All FLORIDA Vs. FLORIDA STATE the same, these two prestigious schools show their talent and zeal in a fight to win the Ivy League Crown. H. While this may not be the oldest clash in college football history, Steve Spurrier and Bobby Bowden pushed this rivalry onto the national stage by recruiting and grooming some of the best talent in the nation. ...'..* .....* TEAM ...'. HOORAD Galors CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY vs. STANFORD Two-time Super Bowl champion John Elway is still haunted by the 1982 game that ended with "The Play." These Pac-12 teams end each regular season playing for bragging OREGON Vs. OREGON STATE rights in The Golden State. Cal The "Oregon Classic," "State Championship Game," or "The Civil War". whatever you call it, they're rivals. The 116 year rivalry between the Ducks and 10 PITTSBURGH vs. WEST VIRGINIA the Beavers is unmatched in Driving 70 miles on l-79 will take you across the divide between the northwest. these two "Backyard Brawl" competitors. Pittsburgh and West Virginia have historically fought since 1895 for the bragging rights of beating their highly contested neighbors. PITT RAI RA RA! 11 FLORIDA STATE vs. MIAMI FIGHT! WIN! Claiming a combined seven national championships since 1983, the Hurricanes and the Seminoles don't lack talent. Fans of each school gather to watch as the Florida teams meet on the 12 national stage, consistently drawing high television ratings and high energy. FLORIDA vs. GEORGIA Gatora What could be more fun than the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party? This classy event spotlights one of the few remaining neutral site rivalries. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA vs. CLEMSON 14 Dividing The Palmetto State, this duo showcases the SEC and ACC conferences like no other. LAFAYETTE vs. LEHIGH As the Tigers and Gamecocks prepare for this heated rivalry, Clemson fittingly holds a funeral for "Cocky" while South Carolina hosts a L. ш1 special "Tiger Burn." Don't let the straightforward nickname fool you. "The Rivalry" is the most-played, longest uninterrupted football rivalry series of all time. Even after a total of 148 meetings, I#1 15 tickets are still sold out months in advance as fans UTAH vs. BRIGHAM YOUNG anticipate this historic and popular football game. Although this rivalry spans across all athletics programs, the annual college 16 NOTRE DAME Vs- MIAMI football game known as "The Holy War" has become a competitive tradition since 1909. Though the two schools established a rivalry based on the schools' close proximity, its nickname speaks to BYU's strong Mormon ties. Rounding off our Top 16 College Rivalries, the classic college football rivalry known colloquially as "Catholics vs. Convicts" is a frequent game between the Hurricanes and Fighting Irish. Best known for the rivalry's high caliber talent in the 198Os, a legendary matchup of two undefeated teams in 1988 still goes down in history as one of the greatest college football games of all time. Grown Up What school is right for you? Me Use Grown Up Me to find out!

16 Biggest College Football Rivalries

shared by danrohr on Oct 17
Arguably, college football has the most passionate and fierce rivalries of all sports. Ranked from 1 to 16, here are the biggest rivalries in college football history.


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