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Best teams make today's best rivalries

Tradition never goes out of style, but the best rivalries emerge when the games mean the most.

Updated: February 3, 2003, 5:40 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Tradition never goes out of style. But, when it comes to college basketball rivalries, exactly what a rivalry means to a team's fans isn't always the same as what it means to its players.

And, as for the best rivalries? Well, they fall into one of two categories:

What it means for fans. (See: bragging rights) What it means to the teams. (See: conference, or even national, titles)

Best of Best

ESPN.com's Andy Katz ranks his top five traditional ...

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