Rank 'Em: College Basketball Rivalries

Created: July 1, 2009, 11:44 AM

Is Duke-North Carolina the best rivalry in all of college basketball?

It might not be rivalry week but the feel of competition is in the air, as ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde has revealed his red-hot college basketball rivalries for the 2009 season.

The battle for Tobacco Road -- an eight-mile stretch of pure love or utter hate from Duke to the University of North Carolina -- is one of the best in college basketball. Passion also runs high in Ohio, as Dayton and Xavier meet year after year for bragging rights. And out West, where Stanford and Cal extend the gridiron rivalry onto the hardwood.

But which of these rivalries is the best of the best? Submit your rankings and see how SportsNation's Top 10 rivalries shake out.

More: Rank Pat Forde's Top 10 college football rivalries


 
 
  • All-time record:
    Kentucky leads rivalry 26-14
  • All-time record:
    Purdue leads rivalry 62-44
  • All-time record:
    Kentucky leads rivalry 142-65
  • All-time record:
    UNC Leads rivalry 130-97
  • All-time record:
    Pittsburgh leads rivalry 30-28
  • All-time record:
    Dayton leads rivalry 81-68
  • All-time record:
    Oklahoma leads rivalry 126-88
  • All-time record:
    Cal leads rivalry 140-113
  • All-time record:
    Kansas leads rivalry 167-94
  • All-time record:
    Purdue leads rivalry 80-61