Rivalries are what make college football fantastic. This year, we have our eyes glued to the following ten college football betting affairs.
September 6: Boise State Broncos vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - Though this isn't really a "rivalry," per se, it could be the most important game for mid-majors in the history of college football. The Broncos could be on their way to the BCS title game with a win in Landover against the Hokies.
October 2: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns - The Red River Rivalry is always one of the hottest contested games of the season. This year, young gun QBs Landry Jones and Garrett Gilbert will be on display in what could be the second coming of Sam Bradford vs. Colt McCoy.
October 2: Florida Gators @ Alabama Crimson Tide - The L/2 years have seen the Gators and Tide clash in great SEC Championship Games, but this will be the first time these two duke it out in the regular season in quite awhile. Both SEC and BCS hopes could be on the line.
October 9: Florida State Seminoles @ Miami Hurricanes - This was supposed to be the rivalry that decided the ACC winner every season. This year, the Canes and Noles might finally meet twice in the same season. Hopefully, we are as lucky this year as we were last season with the 38-34 thriller in Tallahassee to start the season.
October 16: TCU Horned Frogs vs. BYU Cougars - Both the Horned Frogs and Cougars think they are BCS bound this year. Only the winner of this one has a chance. BYU wants revenge for last year's 38-7 loss in Fort Worth.
November 20: Ohio State Buckeyes @ Iowa Hawkeyes - With all due respect to Michigan/Ohio State, this is the best game on the Big Ten slate this year. Had QB Ricky Stanzi been healthy, perhaps the Hawkeyes would have beaten the Bucks in the Horseshoe last year. Iowa will be out for revenge for that 27-24 OT loss against a legitimate National Championship contender.
November 27: Florida Gators @ Florida State Seminoles - The Noles are tired of being the whipping boys for the Gators, and that can all change this year in Tallahassee now that QB Tim Tebow is gone.
December 4: Pittsburgh Panthers @ Cincinnati Bearcats - The undefeated season of the Bearcats should've been stopped by Pitt last year in a thrilling 45-44 game that won the Big East for Cincy. It could be de ja vu all over again, as both of these teams are national powers that have the BCS on their minds.
December 4: Oregon Ducks @ Oregon State Beavers - The Civil War is always a bloody game, and even though QB Jeremiah Masoli has been booted off the Oregon team, these are still clearly the two best teams in the Pac-10. In state bragging rights might be secondary to Rose Bowl dreams.
December 11: Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen - Any college football betting fan that doesn't love Army vs. Navy is a disgrace. This is always one of the most fun games of the year regardless of when it gets played.