Ranking College Football's 7 Most Intriguing Rivalry Games Remaining in 2013

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Ranking College Football's 7 Most Intriguing Rivalry Games Remaining in 2013
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Think about it. If you could be 100 percent accurate in predicting that “Ohio State will DESTROY Michigan” this season, why would anyone watch the game?

Yes, the Buckeyes are far and away the better team—at least on paper—but if it's that simple, how do you explain 4-7 Pitt upsetting No. 2 West Virginia in the final game of 2007?

Furthermore, how did No. 12 Oklahoma fall 36-20 to unranked Texas earlier this season? That was lined up to be another Bob Stoops stomping of Mack Brown—wasn’t it?

That’s the thing about a rivalry game. It’s unpredictable. Regardless of all the stats, the Vegas line and the perceived talent level of the participants, anything can happen.

There are at least a handful of big-time rivalry games remaining in 2013 that fans should circle on their calendars. The seven ranked herein will have big BCS implications, but note that since we're ranking on "intrigue," it's quite difficult to avoid any subjectivity with the selections.

Whether you’ve got a horse in the race or you’re just an innocent bystander, these clashes are must-see TV.

 

Statistics courtesy of ESPN, College Football Data Warehouse, College Football Statistics and Sports Reference College Football.

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