Sports Best College Football Rivalries

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  1. SalsMasterShake

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    Here's my totally biased list:

    1. Michigan-Ohio State
    2. Alabama-Auburn
    3. Arizona State-Arizona
    4. Oklahoma-Texas
    5. Army-Navy

    I'm a PAC-12 guy and graduated from Arizona State, so I'm biased, but I have also lived in both LA and the Bay Area. The Cal and Stanford teams get all gussied up and have brunch together during the week before the game, and nobody in LA gives 2 shits about the USC-UCLA rivalry unless they are ranked 1-2 nationally.

    Arizona State-Arizona is just downright nasty. Some of the weirdest, most heart-breaking, most exhilarating moments have happened in this series. The fan hatred is literally off the charts. I remember an old lady in the stands in Tucson told me to "fuck off!" as I was loudly disparaging UofA as they were getting a beat down (not Bear Down) by ASU in '06. Man, I couldn't stop laughing!

    The only rivalry that comes close in nastiness (in the Pac-12) is Oregon-Oregon State. There is no love lost there either.

    See you at The Game (1:30 pm, Arizona [State],time!)

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    The OU / UT rivalry is grossly overrated. It's a great game due to the pageantry and atmosphere of playing at State Fair Park. But OU's chief rival is OkSt and UT's has traditionally been aTm.

    I'd say:

    1. Bama / Aub
    2. OHST / Mich
    3. UF / UGA
    4. ND / USC
    5. UF / FSU
     
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    miami/florida state used to be an awesome rivarly.

    gotta go w/ bama & auburn
     
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    1. Miami/Florida State

    End of list.
     
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    Miami has to become relevant again.
     
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    Spend some time up here for Apple Cup week for UW-WSU, there's some serious hate, and for good reason: the Huskies are insufferable douchebags who think their overrated commuter school is Harvard on the lake.

    Oh, and the backyard brawl needs to get played again. Eat Shit Pitt!
     
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    Here's my unbiased take on the subject...

    I could care less about regional rivalries. In most cases, they're two schools that couldn't give a rats ass about, but they're the only thing on the media's minds because they need to talk about something. It's better to target a specific audience than no audience at all, but if I don't have a horse in the race, I don't care.

    I can only equate it to living in Miami and being forced to watch countless AFC East matchups because of NFL blackout rules. I hated watching Dolphins/Bills, Dolphins/Jets. It's even worse getting stuck with NFC East matchups that have absolutely nothing to do with the area. Gimme Jacksonville/Tennessee over Washington/Giants any day.
     
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    1. Army/navy
    2.mich/Ohio st
    3. Bama/aub
    Less known but good
    Iowa/Iowa st
    Pitt/west Virginia
     
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    Crippled by two decades of leadership who have transformed the school from an athletic powerhouse to a research school. So glad to get rid of Jerry Stiller... I mean Donna Shalala. Not that I have much hope for her successor, but the school took a dive under her watch.
     
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    I'm sure they'll be back.
     
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    I don't get the Army / Navy game. Completely irrelevant. No disrespect to vets. You just like it because it's played in Philly. Ha.
     
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    :haha: You are so right about that UDub-Wazzu hate! UDub fans ARE some of the worst. They look down their noses at everyone and think they are on par academically with Stanford (whose fans are also insufferable pricks - if you are fluent in Mandarin).

    I've spent some time up in the NW, and all the Washington fans think the Wazzu fans are a bunch on in-bred hillbillies from the Palouse!

    The PAC-12 has built in rivalries with all of their teams except Colorado and Utah. The conference is trying to artificially engineer a rivalry that pretty much hasn't worked. Utah's rival is BYU, and Colorado really hasn't had one since Nebraska was good in the old Big 8 days (they also think that Boulder is the Cambridge of the Rockies and act like Colorado State is, somehow, beneath them).
     
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    What you don't enjoy 2hrs of triple option.
    Sucks psu really has no good rivalry cause they joined the big 10 late and most of the north east teams are irrelevant.
     
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    Colorado and Michigan need to spark one up.
     
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    PSU/Michigan/OSU were worth watching before Paterno looked the other way.
     
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    Must be weird not to have a rival. The OU/OSU rivalry is downright hateful. After the '01 OSU plane crash I went to a Bedlam hoops game in Norman and the OU student section was mocking the plane crash and the team paying respect to those that died. Now that's a rivalry.
     
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    Speaking as a Coug, I can assure you most of us are Seattle-area kids who wanted to put 250 miles between ourselves and the pretentious Husky d-bags we knew growing up. 5-hour drives over mountains are a pain in the ass, but worth it.

    And the worst Husky "fans" didn't even go to UW! That's the funny part. They're white trash who pulled down a year at Green River CC who then lord over everyone with the greatness of the Huskies. It's so fucking retarded.
     
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    I'm as big of an ASU fan as there is, but when the ASU student section started chanting "PLO, PLO!" at UofA player Steve Kerr back in the day, after his father, a US diplomat was murdered in Lebanon, that was just too brutal.

    The Curtain of Distraction that ASU has at home basketball games now is totally AWESOME!

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    Just curious. Can anyone recall a top program with a coach who has more than 10 years in that job? I find coaching matchups far more intriguing than traditional rivalries.
     
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    I love ASU. I go to Phx for work a few times a year. ASU girls are hands down the hottest I've seen. Better than UT, UF, and FSU.