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This is a list of the most-played college football rivalries in NCAA Division I. The Lehigh–Lafayette rivalry, known as "The Rivalry," is the most-played in Division I at 154 games. Lehigh and Lafayette are members of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The most-played Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) rivalry is Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry, at 128 games.

Rivalries listed here are not necessarily continuous rivalries, and several of the rivalries listed below were ended (or interrupted) by the 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment. Nevertheless, conference affiliation is not necessarily an impediment to playing an annual rivalry game, and this list features match-ups of teams that have rarely or never shared an athletic conference, such as Miami (Ohio)-Cincinnati and Army-Navy.

This table lists all rivalries with at least 100 games played. Wins and losses are given respective to the team leading the series.

GamesEdit

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  • Current as of December 8, 2018
Games Series leader Opponent Rivalry or trophy name Conference W L T Win % First game Last game Notes Source
154 Lafayette Lehigh The Rivalry Patriot 78 71 5 1884 2018 [1][2]
140 Yale Princeton Princeton–Yale Ivy 77 53 10 1873 2018 [lower-alpha 1] [1]
135 Yale Harvard The Game Ivy 67 60 8 1875 2018 [1][3]
129 William & Mary Richmond Capital Cup Colonial 62 62 5 1898 2018 [1]
128 Wisconsin Minnesota Paul Bunyan's Axe Big Ten 60 60 8 1890 2018 [lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3] [4][5]
125 Penn Cornell Trustees' Cup Ivy 74 46 5 1893 2018 [1]
123 Miami (OH) Cincinnati Victory Bell (Battle for the Bell) Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 59 57 7 1888 2018 [lower-alpha 5][lower-alpha 6][lower-alpha 7] [4]
122 North Carolina Virginia South's Oldest Rivalry ACC 63 56 4 1892 2018 [lower-alpha 8][lower-alpha 9] [4]
122 Georgia Auburn Deep South's Oldest Rivalry SEC 59 56 8 1892 2018 [lower-alpha 10][lower-alpha 11] [4]
122 Harvard Dartmouth Dartmouth–Harvard football rivalry Ivy 72 45 5 1882 2018 [1]
122 Oregon Oregon State Civil War Pac-12 65 47 10 1894 2018 [lower-alpha 12] [4]
121 Purdue Indiana Old Oaken Bucket Big Ten 74 41 6 1891 2018 [lower-alpha 10][lower-alpha 13] [4]
121 Stanford California Big Game (Battle for the Axe) Pac-12 64 46 11 1892 2018 [4]
120 Missouri Kansas Border War Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 57 54 9 1891 2011 [lower-alpha 14][lower-alpha 15] [4]
119 Navy Army Army–Navy Game Non-conf. 60 52 7 1890 2018 [lower-alpha 16] [4]
118 Texas Texas A&M Lone Star Showdown Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 76 37 5 1894 2011 [lower-alpha 14] [4]
118 Montana Montana State Great Divide Trophy (The Brawl of The Wild) Big Sky 73 40 5 1897 2018 [1]
117 Nebraska Kansas Kansas–Nebraska Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 91 23 3 1892 2010 [4]
116 Kansas Kansas State Governor's Cup (Sunflower Showdown) Big 12 66 45 5 1902 2018 [lower-alpha 17][lower-alpha 18] [4][6]
115 Michigan Ohio State The Game Big Ten 58 50 6 1897 2018 [lower-alpha 19] [4]
115 Clemson South Carolina Palmetto Bowl Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 70 42 4 1896 2018
115 Mississippi Mississippi State Golden Egg (Egg Bowl) SEC 64 45 6 1901 2018 [4]
114 Tennessee Kentucky Battle for the Barrel SEC 80 25 9 1893 2018 [4]
114 TCU Baylor The Revivalry Big 12 55 52 7 1899 2018 [4]
114 Texas Oklahoma Golden Hat (Red River Showdown) Big 12 62 47 5 1900 2018 [4]
113 Georgia Georgia Tech Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 67 41 5 1893 2018 [4]
113 Oklahoma Oklahoma State Bedlam Series Big 12 88 18 7 1904 2018 [lower-alpha 20] [4]
112 Utah Utah State Beehive Boot (Battle of the Brothers) Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 79 29 4 1892 2015 [lower-alpha 14] [4]
112 MinnesotaIowaFloyd of RosedaleBig Ten 62 48 2 1891 2018 [lower-alpha 21][7]
112 TennesseeVanderbiltTennessee–Vanderbilt football rivalrySEC 75 32 5 1892 2018 [lower-alpha 22][4]
112 North Carolina StateWake ForestNC State-Wake Forest rivalryACC 66 40 6 1895 2018 [4]
112 LSUMississippi StateLSU–MSU football rivalrySEC 74 35 3 1896 2018 [lower-alpha 21][citation needed]
112 IllinoisNorthwesternLand of Lincoln TrophyBig Ten 55 52 5 1892 2018 [lower-alpha 21][8]
111 WashingtonWashington StateApple CupPac-12 73 32 6 1900 2018 [lower-alpha 21][9]
111 North DakotaNorth Dakota StateNickel Trophy Non-conf. 62 46 3 1894 2015 [1]
111 WashingtonOregonEmerald City ShowdownPac-12 60 46 5 1900 2018 [lower-alpha 21][10]
111 PrincetonHarvardHarvard–Princeton football rivalryIvy 56 48 7 1877 2018 [1]
111 South Dakota StateSouth DakotaSouth Dakota Showdown SeriesMVFC 54 50 7 1889 2018 [1]
111 MichiganMichigan StatePaul Bunyan TrophyBig Ten 70 36 5 1898 2018 [lower-alpha 21][11]
110 PrincetonPennPenn–Princeton football rivalryIvy 66 43 1 1876 2018 [1]
109 Colorado State Wyoming Bronze Boot MW 58 46 5 1899 2018 [lower-alpha 21][lower-alpha 23][lower-alpha 24] [12][13]
109 New Mexico New Mexico State Rio Grande Rivalry Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 71 33 5 1894 2018 [lower-alpha 21] [14]
108 North Carolina North Carolina State North Carolina–NC State football rivalry ACC 66 36 6 1894 2018 [lower-alpha 10][lower-alpha 21] [15]
108 Texas A&M Baylor Battle of the Brazos Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 68 31 9 1899 2011 [lower-alpha 14] [4]
108 New Hampshire Maine Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket CAA 56 44 8 1903 2018 [1]
107 LSU Mississippi Magnolia Bowl SEC 62 41 4 1894 2018 [lower-alpha 21] [16]
107 North Dakota State South Dakota State Dakota Marker MVFC 61 41 5 1903 2018 [lower-alpha 10] [1]
106 North Carolina Wake Forest Carolina–Wake rivalry ACC 69 35 2 1888 2015 [lower-alpha 10] [4]
106 Cornell Columbia Columbia–Cornell football rivalry Ivy 65 38 3 1889 2018 [1]
106 Illinois State Eastern Illinois Mid-America Classic Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 54 43 9 1901 2018 [1]
104 Nebraska Missouri Victory Bell Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 65 36 3 1892 2010 [lower-alpha 14][lower-alpha 21] [17]
104 Pittsburgh West Virginia Backyard Brawl Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 61 40 3 1895 2011 [lower-alpha 14][lower-alpha 21] [18]
104 Missouri Iowa State Telephone Trophy Non-conf.[lower-alpha 4] 61 34 9 1896 2011 [lower-alpha 14][lower-alpha 21] [19]
104 Washington State Oregon State Pac-12 54 47 3 1903 2018 [lower-alpha 21] [20][21][better source needed]
103 Michigan Minnesota Little Brown Jug Big Ten 75 25 3 1892 2017 [lower-alpha 21] [22]
102 Iowa State Kansas State Farmageddon Big 12 50 48 4 1917 2018
102 Western Illinois Illinois State MVFC 51 46 5 1904 2018 [1][23]
102 Dartmouth Cornell Cornell–Dartmouth football rivalry Ivy 61 40 1 1900 2018 [1]
103 Alabama Mississippi State Battle for Highway 82 SEC 81 18 3 1896 2018 [lower-alpha 21] [citation needed]
103 Ohio State Illinois Illibuck Trophy Big Ten 68 30 4 1902 2017 2010 win vacated [24]
101 Alabama Tennessee Third Saturday in October SEC 57 37 8 1901 2018 [lower-alpha 21]
100 Virginia Tech Virginia Commonwealth Cup ACC 58 37 5 1895 2018 [lower-alpha 21]

See alsoEdit

Notes Edit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 "Football Championship Subdivision Records". NCAA. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2017/FCS.pdf. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. Lopresti, Mike (September 19, 2017). "7 of the most-played college football rivalries of all time". NCAA.com. https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-17/7-most-played-college-football-rivalries-all-time. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  3. "The Game: Harvard-Yale 2017 - Harvard Alumni". https://alumni.harvard.edu/harvard-yale.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 "Football Bowl Subdivision Records". NCAA. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2017/FBS.pdf. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  5. "Minnesota defeats Wisconsin 32-4". Milwaukee Journal. October 31, 1892. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hQ0aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bCAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3581%2C2493887. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  6. "Sports People". New York Times. August 27, 1982. https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9503EEDE1738F934A1575BC0A964948260. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  7. "Minnesota vs Iowa". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/minnesota/opponents_records.php?teamid=1532. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  8. "Illinois vs Northwestern (IL)". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/illinois/opponents_records.php?teamid=2330. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  9. "Washington vs Washington St.". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/washington/opponents.php. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  10. "Washington vs Oregon". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131202232121/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/pac10/washington/opponents_records.php?teamid=2424. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  11. "Michigan vs Michigan St.". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/michigan/opponents_records.php?teamid=1988. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  12. "The Bronze Boot". http://www.wyomingathletics.com/trads/bronzeboot.html.
  13. "Colorado St. vs Wyoming". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/mountainwest/colorado_state/opponents_records.php?teamid=3639. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  14. "New Mexico vs New Mexico St.". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/mountainwest/new_mexico/opponents_records.php?teamid=2219. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  15. "North Carolina vs North Carolina St.". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131202233516/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/acc/north_carolina/opponents_records.php?teamid=2287. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  16. "Louisiana State vs Mississippi". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/sec/louisiana_state/opponents_records.php?teamid=2039. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  17. "Nebraska vs Missouri". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/nebraska/opponents_records.php?teamid=2053. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  18. "Pittsburgh (PA) vs West Virginia". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120222055748/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigeast/pittsburgh/opponents_records.php?teamid=3502. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  19. "Missouri vs Iowa St.". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/big12/missouri/opponents_records.php?teamid=1537. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  20. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/oregonstate.sidearmsports.com/documents/2017/8/1/Section_10_Series_Records.pdf
  21. https://athlonsports.com/college-football/washington-state-cougars-vs-oregon-state-beavers-prediction-picks-2018
  22. "Michigan vs Minnesota". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20141112215549/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/michigan/opponents_records.php?teamid=2030. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  23. http://www.chicagonow.com/prairie-state-pigskin/2017/11/rivals-since-8th-grade-keene-and-torgerson-epitomize-the-isu-wiu-football-rivalry/
  24. "Illinois vs Ohio St,". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/illinois/opponents_records.php?teamid=2380. Retrieved 2014-11-12.

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