Rivalries are one of the best features of college football. They're deep, passionate and highly competitive not only on the field, but also on the recruiting trail.
Many schools enter games versus their rivals with not just bragging rights, bowl games or conference championships on the line, but also with huge recruiting implications. The 2013 season has several rivalry games that will greatly influence the conclusion of the 2014 recruiting cycle.
A rivalry game between schools only several miles apart could decide if either program signs a top-25 class. A classic rivalry game of Big Ten schools will impact not only 2014 recruiting, but also 2015. And a growing rivalry in the SEC also is on this list.