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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81 Arizona vs. UCLA
82 Montana vs. Montana State

I am a Michigan State alumni and I did my grad work at Montana State and I still live in Bozeman. This game is fantastic. It is as fun to attend as mich-osu. But when I went to see mich-osu I wanted both to lose! GO SPARTY! GO CATS! Ps I hate Michigan but oh how I hate Ohio state!

This game is everything to the residents of Montana. It might as well be the first day of Christmas.

Montana -vs- Montana State
"Brawl of the Wild"

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83 Troy vs. Middle Tennessee

The two teams are one of the few, if any, Sunbelt teams that get at least one of their home games broadcast by ESPN. Both teams point to this game as the difference maker for their season, and fight for an unusual rivalry trophy: the Palladium, which has its roots in ancient Greek mythology.

84 Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH)

These two schools hate each other and the battle for the keg of nails is one of the most underrated rivalries in college football. Being only 40 miles apart, this rivalry is intense. - mdcoy

85 New Mexico vs. New Mexico State
86 UConn vs. Syracuse
87 Ferris State vs. Central Michigan
88 Minnesota vs. Iowa

The Battle for The Pig

89 SMU vs. TCU

Come on! 79? It's the Battle for the Iron Skillet! I thought it would be at least in the top 30 or 40.

I call this the DFW showdown because TCU is in Fort worth and SMU is in Dallas

90 Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame

Quite underrated for a rivalry

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91 Texas vs. Texas Tech
92 Cortland vs. Ithaca

Two tiny schools in upstate New York but all hell breaks loose in this "Cortaca" Game...
"The biggest little game in the nation! "

93 WKU vs. MTSU

When they my mom went western, my dad when MTSU when game starts my parents can't stay in the same room

94 Georgia vs Lsu
95 Northwestern vs Illinois

This is the most intense game of the year, for each team. Now being played at a neutral site. The rivalry is within a few games, and each team tries to win the trophy, and bragging rights.

96 Nebraska vs Miami (FL)
97 Purdue vs. Indiana

They both suck in football but still a great rivalry

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98 CU vs. CSU
99 Notre Dame vs. Florida State
100 New Mexico State vs. UTEP
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