Rivalries are the essence of college football.
Where would the sport be without them? Fanbases would be less passionate and most games would mean next to nothing. It's the unending hate, respectful dislike and deadly competition that drives this sport.
As Texas A&M enters the SEC, however, it loses its most historically viable rivalry as Texas drops the 117-year long Lone Star Showdown just to spite the Aggies. Fortunately for A&M, however, the SEC is loaded with multiple options on the rivalry front.
While a program can't just choose its rivals, A&M will be able to focus its energy on scheduling the right teams for down the road. We take a look at seven SEC squads that present the best option for rivals in the future.