What makes a football game a rivalry. Is it the proximity of the two schools?
It can be.
Is it the familiarity of the two teams as they battle for their conference title year after year?
Sometimes it is.
Is it because this is the teams oldest rival and they have played for more than 100 years.
Many times it is.
A rivalry can be some or all of these things. These are the games that before the season even starts it is circled on the schedule as a must win.
Included with each rivalry are the overall records and a brief history of the rivalry. These are the top 10 college football rivalries.