Best College Sports Rivalries

Watching college football on rivalry Saturday got me thinking about the best college rivalries. Here’s what I’d say are the top ten, just off the top of my head:

10. Michigan / Michigan State
9. Florida State / Miami
8. Texas / Oklahoma
7. Florida / Georgia
6. Kansas / Kansas State
5. Army / Navy
4. USC / UCLA (or Notre Dame)
3. Michigan / Ohio State
2. Alabama / Auburn.
1. North Carolina / Duke.  (Because of basketball only)

A bunch of honorable mentions come to mind: Syracuse/Georgetown (Basketball), Kentucky/Louisville, Mississippi/Mississippi State, Clemson/South Carolina, Harvard/Yale, Texas/Texas A&M, Oklahoma/Oklahoma State.

And, by the way, it’s really sad to see that some of these rivalries are going to be lost with all the restructuring of conferences.