NCAA: 'The Game' is No. 2 college football rivalry

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA: 'The Game' is No. 2 college football rivalry

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

What’s the biggest rivalry in college football? NCAA.com recently addressed the topic with a top 5 list. Its No. 1: Army vs. Navy. It’s the No. 2 game on the list, however, that Big Ten fans will find of interest: Michigan vs. Ohio State. Known as “The Game,” Michigan-Ohio State is the lone Big Ten rivalry to make the cut. See the full NCAA.com top 5 in this post.

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Here’s a look at NCAA.com’s top 5:

No. 1: Army vs. Navy
No. 2: Michigan vs. Ohio State
No. 3: Auburn vs. Alabama
No. 4: Florida vs. Georgia
No. 5: Texas vs. Oklahoma

What did NCAA.com say about Michigan vs. Ohio State?

“From Schembechler and Hayes to Meyer and Hoke, these teams have never played for a trophy, unless you’re referring to the 10 Heisman trophies and 18 national championship trophies ‘The Game’ has spawned.”

It’s hard to complain about this list. As great as The Game is, no rivalry tops what Army-Navy bring to the table – even if it isn’t as important to the college football landscape as it once was. The three games behind “The Game” are all fantastic rivalries that would land on just about anyone’s top 5.

About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.
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