All of the biggest, most important rivalries in college football have been well-documented. Perhaps they have been overly well-documented. The Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama and The Game between Ohio State and Michigan are talked about, seemingly, 365 days per year.
But there is a tier of lesser-discussed rivalries bubbling under the surface that have proved to be every bit as good. Perhaps they do not determine conference and national champions on a semiannual basis, but they are filled with pageantry and passion all the like.
For the purposes of this list, only FBS rivalries were considered. There are some incredible rivalries hiding at the FCS level—I'm looking at you, Lehigh-Lafayette—but that is a topic for a different day. (Seriously, there are enough to rivalries fill their very own list.)
The following are rivalries that don't get the national recognition they deserve, despite being at the FBS level. Recent results were used as a factor, but not a determining one; the way each program and fanbase feels about the other was of much bigger concern.
Sound off below, and let me know where you disagree.