The Iron Bowl has been the focus of college football at the end of November for the past half-decade. The past three games have seen the winner go on to win the national title game, with this season having the chance to be the fourth consecutive year with a national title winner taking the field.
The past few seasons have solidified why the Iron Bowl is a top college football rivalry, but the past helped build the foundation for this historic matchup from the SEC.
There are rivalries across the country that bring out the best and worst of fanbases, but few—if any—can rival what the Iron Bowl has to offer. From amazing finishes to crazed fans, this is as unique of a rivalry as college football has to offer.
With Iron Bowl week upon us, here are the five reasons that the Iron Bowl is one of the top rivalries in college football.