It seems like if you are an Alabama fan, fans of almost every other team hate the team that you root for. It can easily be said that Alabama is one of the most hated teams in the country. I have no problem with this because the reason for all that hatred is success.
All over the south teams consider the Tide to be their team's rival while Alabama may not consider that team a rival at all.
Webster's Dictionary defines a rival as "one of two or more striving to reach or obtain something that only one can possess." In this case that something that both are trying to obtain is a victory, and bragging rights.
Keep in mind that this is a list of teams that the Tide rival now, or in recent history. Not necessarily a team that Alabama hated back in the 40's or 50's.
So without further delay, here are Alabama's top rivals. Please let me know what you think!