USC vs. UCLA: Top 10 Moments in the Rivalry

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USC vs. UCLA: Top 10 Moments in the Rivalry
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It's rivalry week in Los Angeles. The No. 22 UCLA Bruins will face the No. 23 USC Trojans at the Coliseum on Saturday, with the winner claiming ownership of the city for the next year.

The Battle for Los Angeles is just five days away, and tensions are mounting in the city as fans of both teams prepare for the annual showdown between the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins.

The campuses of each school are 13.4 miles away from each other, which creates a unique relationship between the fanbases in the city.

Both schools are premier academic institutions and have a variety of successful sports teams. The competition between the two schools is fierce, and that energy bleeds into the culture of LA as a whole.

Los Angelenos make their allegiance known, repping cardinal or powder blue at every opportunity.

Because Bruins and Trojans work together, drive on the same freeways and shop at the same stores, the smug, annoying faces of the other guys are always present, always taunting. It's a fierce, bitter rivalry these two teams share, shaped mostly recently by the fact that after a decade of being dominated, UCLA got the better of USC the last time these teams met.

And this season, with UCLA and USC being ranked No. 22 and No. 23 respectively, expect the rivalry to be just as heated as ever. The Bruins currently have possession of the Victory Bell, but will that remain the case after Saturday?

As we gear up for the next chapter, let's take a moment to reflect on the top 10 moments in the history of one of the greatest rivalries in college football, in chronological order.

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