In a long list of storied and bitter rivalries, there are several that stick out.
Hatfield vs. McCoy, Bush vs. Gore, Men vs. Women, Rufus vs. Brutus.
But even none of these bears the bitterness of the recent vitriolic rivalry that has emerged between the Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten Conference.
The SEC has had the better of this particular rivalry over the past several years, with more championships, Heisman winners and yes, even total bowl wins than the Big Ten.
But all of that is in the past.
2010 is 2010, and both conferences started out the season with a level playing field in this new decade.
Each conference has had a #1 knocked off this season, and each conference boasts a superb talent at the quarterback position.
As the regular season winds down and we prepare for the madness that is bowl season, let's compare these two stellar bastions of football greatness to this point in the season.