It's never too early to start talking about next football season—especially if you're from the Southeast like me.
All sports are better with rivalries. They turn states, friends and sometimes families against each other. With players leaving and a complete toss-up for who goes to the big dance in New Orleans next year, the biggest rivalries next year could determine much more than just bragging rights.
But that's all that really matters in the end—let's not kid ourselves.