Top five rivalries in college sports

Updated: February 10, 2012, 11:03 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

I have often been asked about great rivalries in sports.

To me, a rivalry features two teams or schools that are close in proximity. They have a fierce dislike for each other. Each should be good at what they do and prove competitive. Competing at a high level makes games in their series more meaningful.

People have always debated over which rivalry is the best. Is it the Yankees and Red Sox in baseball? What about Duke and North Carolina on the college hardwood? There are some ...

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