Best College Rivalry

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  1. Hutch13

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    Lets hear em! :mario:

    Hears mine in no paticular order

    Navy vs. Army
    LSU vs. any of their rivals
    Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
    UT vs. OU
    Cal vs. USC

    These are the first that come to mind
     
  2. Bullpen Drew

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    Well Hands down it is easily Ohio State-Michigan...

    then it's Auburn-Alabama

    easily the top 2
     
  3. Texans Horror

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    Don't forget UT/A&M! I don't know of many college rivalries that have songs about them...

    http://www.billpekar.com/colorslyrics.aspx


    ...but I'm sure if there are any other college rivalries that have been penned into song, you'll educate me to them.
     
  4. houstonbuckeye

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    The best rivalry is tOSU vs. mich second wouls be tx vs. tam and third would be nd vs usc.
     
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    Army/Navy

    Any other rivalry is only going to consist of fan bases from two (or just one) states.

    How is tOSU/Michigan a bigger rivalry than say 'Bama/Auburn? Are you going to convince a Crimson Tide fan that a Buckeye hates Michigan more than he hates Auburn? How do you measure that?
     
  6. YoungTexanFan

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    Flordia/Flordia St. is pretty big as well.

    I think that there is no deffinate way to measure which rivalry is more intense.

    In no order:

    Army/Navy
    Bama/Auburn
    Ohio st/Michigan
    Florida/Flordia st
    UT/TAMU
     
  7. flylikeaneagle

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    Experts say Auburn/Alabama. I have to agree with them
    then:

    Ohio State/Michigan
     
  8. chuckm

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    Yep I agree as well ..... it's not something you can fully appreciate unless you've lived it ...... shortly after this year's game, merchants were selling bumperstickers that read "I sacked Brodie" ........ He was sacked like 10 or 11 times .... War Eagle
     


  9. TexansCanes

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    personally i don't think you can put LSU vs. Rival on the list because they don't have a primary one unless you count the battle for the golden boot (arkansas) but that isn't that great of a game. also, Cal and USC has been a big game recently but both have rival teams they hate more. i don't think one is far better than another, i think you have some top tier games that could be put in any order. One thing i have always wanted to know from texas fans is who would you consider a bigger rival, TAMU or OU? Nationally the red river shoot out is bigger because of the impact on national championship picture but being from houston i see how big the day after thanksgiving is.
     
  10. Kaiser Toro

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    Those Nebraska/Oklahoma games in the Big 8 were great, especially in the 80's.
     
  11. threetoedpete

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    I won't argue with those. Might quibble a bit. Will say the Aggies decline began when they gave up the early LSU game. Merciful really. Ags couldn't compete.
    Mine are :
    Army-Navy
    USC -Golden Domers
    Aurburn -Bama
    Miami-Fla St.
    Ohio St. -Michigan.
    Texas North of the red river(O.U.) vs Texas

    Honorable mention...Baylor vs A&M. Those two really don't like each other.


    Abc pusjed that OSU -Michigan for mightly for fourty years. However, get outta da big ten...anyone will say the same thing. It's a good game. It's a good rivalry. It's not the best. It ain't in the top three.
     
  12. Jags&Dawgs

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    Dang how can anyone forget about the Biggest cocktail party in the South, Georgia, Florida game that is played in Alltel Stadium.
     
  13. Jags&Dawgs

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    The weekend that we play the Texans is the reason why the Jags travel to Houston & The Eagles cause Georgia vs Florida game is on the 28th of October in Jacksonville, Florida
     
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    Didn't see anyone post it, but I always thought that Notre Dame vs Michigan was a big game :)
     
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    Minnesota vs. Wisconsin
     
  16. threetoedpete

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    The best ? Where ya from hoss ? The paul bunion bowl. Playing for babe's oysters ? Too funny. :tease:
     
  17. Yankee_In_TX

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    Yes, like the other rivalries, we have songs, jokes, etc.

    But occasionally when EPSN does rivalry shows, they rate OSU/Michigan the number 1 sports rivalry period (and it is always the number 1 college rivalry).

    Heck, we have riots every year, either in victory or in defeat.

    And OSU/Notre Dame? Ummm, it was fun whooping them, but there's no rivalry...

    Michigan is leading (uuugghhhh!):
    57-39-6

    This year is our 89th year.
     
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    Cougars V Owls! The best rivalry and it is in the best city!
     
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    Mike,

    Have you got your Cougar season tickets yet?
     
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    Stanford vs. Cal

    1982.
     

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