Best College Football Rivalries

They are the games that each team and all of their fans look forward to each year and the games where even if the rest of the season is a total bust, you still feel okay about it because the team beat the rival. College football rivalries are among the strongest in all of sports and these rivalries are the most intense of them all.

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41 Maryland vs. West Virginia
42 Cal vs. Stanford

SMART VS. SMART!!! Most of the game were close and decided by less then 7 points. It is huge in northern california. The atmosphere is amazing! DONT FORGET THE PLAY!!!

A rivalry similar to Harvard and Yale, where it's not only on the field, court, etc. But also academically in the classroom and research.

Oh, boy. I almost got into Stanford believe it or not, and I know that this game is a big deal every single year. - BigBerry25

Why is this ranked so low? Should be in the top 20 without a doubt!

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43 Boise State vs. Idaho

A rivalry characterized by extended periods of unrelenting brutality inflicted by one school upon the other. There is no respect here. With Ohio State/Michigan, Army/Navy, Alabama/Auburn and rivalries like that, they hate each other, sure, but they sort of respect each other as rivals. With Idaho and BSU it's all hate. If either institution could cause the other not to exist, they'd do it in a heartbeat.

This ain't no school yard bullcrap...this is real football. You play for keeps

44 Indiana vs. Purdue

What the crap. Any football fan who has sense would know that the Hoosiers boilermakers game is one of the top in all of college football you can't argue with that. It's better than Georgia Georgia tech it's better than Michigan Michigan st, it's better than a lot of them that are in front of it! GO HOOSIERS

The hoosiers suck and they should just crawl back into the hole they came from! BOILER UP

Just under the Ohio State vs Michigan rivalry

I love the hoosiers they are awesome - footballanytime

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45 Alabama vs. Texas A&M
46 Virginia Tech vs. Virginia

virginia rule and vt sucks!! even though uva lost they still rule

Its turkey season on nov. 24 vt may be good UVA is better

Scott Stadium is for sale... If interested, please contact the owner-FRANK BEAMER!


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47 Colorado vs. Nebraska

Nebraska Colorado is a battle of the two Big 12 North teams that have any history whatsoever. It almost seems to be the good guys vs. bad, the law vs. the rebels.

Huskers, get ready for a great Buffalo Massacre.

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48 North Carolina vs. Duke


Go duke

49 Florida vs. Miami (FL)

Florida is scared to play miami

50 Grambling vs. Southern

This is one of the best Thanksgiving road trip to New Orleans. Go G-Men

51 Amherst vs. Williams

An epic battle of the little league

52 Oregon vs. Washington

Fans of Oregon can't go to a game in Seattle and U-Dub fans can't go to one in Eugene. If you do... You are f'd

Best out of state west coast rivalry period. Not always the best games (i.e. Washington setting a stadium record for most points scored by an opponent in Eugene last year) but it's always the most hyped. Both fans bases are loyal and loud. Good trash talk.

Washington sucks!

53 West Virginia vs. Marshall

west va is a small state. there are only two major schools. there ya go.

Mountaineers hate everything about the thundering terds. We've never lost to them, so let's keep it that way haha!

54 Kentucky vs. Tennessee
55 Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee

GO DORES ANCHOR DOWN, rocky bottom you'll always be home sweet home to PEE

In September 2016, Tennessee beat Florida for the first time in 11 years. Later that year, they would lose to a crappy Vanderbilt team. (That 4 letter word that starts with F and ends with K goes here) you Vandy.

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56 Notre Dame vs. Boston College

No mater who wins the luck of the Irish is on the wining side

Two irish schools going at it. - Ev662

57 Clemson vs. NC State

These days, NCSU vs FSU has overtaken this game.

58 Illinois vs. Iowa

Two successful big 10 teams. In football it gets intense every year, crazy fans and cold states.

A border rivarly that has lost some of its lustre due to the teams not playing. But a stunning and intense rivalry nontheless that has spanned generations.

59 Richmond vs. William & Mary

The schools are close in proximity, in academic excellence. One private and one public---but each game is played hard to the end.

The oldest rivalry in the south. Forget UVA UNC, this game is the best in the old south. As a plus, both schools are top level academically and contend in the FCS

60 Bowling Green vs. Kent State

Bowling Green and Kent State fight for the Anniversary award as both schools were established in 1910 under the Lowry Bill (or Lowry Act).

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