Over the past week or so, Sports Illustrated, in preparation for college football season, has been releasing all kinds of ranked lists relating to the sport. Tuesday night, it unveiled its “top 10 rivalries” in college football history.
Fans of both Ohio State and Michigan will be upset to see that their rivalry is No. 2 in all the land – behind the Iron Bowl, played between Alabama and Auburn. It’s certainly up for debate.
Oklahoma vs. Texas – the Red River Rivalry – checks in at No. 3. Army vs. Navy, which many people believe is the true No. 1 rivalry in college football, is No. 4. Notre Dame vs. USC rounds out the top five.
If you’re interested in checking out the entire list, head on over to Sports Illustrated.
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Which fans have a gripe with the list? There is no Clemson vs. South Carolina. Before the Tigers were elite, that was one of the more contested games every season.
There’s also no Alabama vs. Tennessee – aka the Third Saturday in October. The Crimson Tide have dominated that game in the 21st century.
College football season gets underway on August 24 with another in-state rivalry that didn’t make the list – Florida vs. Miami. College football fans – did Sports Illustrated get this right?