College football is one of the most competitive sports in the world. Teams annually compete for division, conference and national titles. Rivalries have formed throughout the years, and new ones are currently taking shape.
Another reason why college football is competitive is its recruiting rivalries. Programs do not have to play one another to bump heads on the recruiting trail. Tussling over prospects can be the foundation for mutual disdain between two programs, and the 2014 recruiting cycle has seen several rivalries come to the forefront.
The SEC is developing a recruiting rivalry with an entire state rather than a single program. A coach in the Big Ten must add some bricks to his state's recruiting wall, as a nearby program is gradually entrenching itself in his territory. Also, a trio of schools who are known rivals are continuing their competition for recruits.