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This is a web site dedicated to documenting the phenomenon of rivalry in sport.  The primary purpose of the web site is to provide academic and historical information regarding rivalry and how the phenomenon impacts fan behavior.

SportRivalry.com consists of recent research on rivalry, historical records for NCAA Football, Men’s Basketball, and the NFL, and podcasts highlighting selected rivalries.

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25 Most Intense Fan Rivalries in NCAA

The 2016 Forum on Sport Rivalry will be held Monday, 11/21 from 11AM EST to 1PM EST on GoToMeeting.com.  Contact Cody Havard at chavard@memphis.edu for information.  You can find the 2015 Forum recording below.

2016 Forum on Sport Rivalry, Monday November 21, 2016 11AM to 1PM EST

Forum on Sport Rivalry Recording

25 Most Intense Fan Rivalries in NCAA
*Max Score: 84

*2500 data points

*out of 224 combinations of common rivalries

Rank Team Team SRFPS Aggregate
1. Arizona Arizona State 64.24
2. Nebraska Colorado 62.55
3. Kansas Missouri 62.47
4. Alabama Auburn 62.4
5. Oklahoma Texas 62.23
6. TCU Texas Tech 61.93
7. Connecticut Syracuse 60.26
8. UCLA USC 59.34
9. Oklahoma State Texas Tech 58.86
10. Alabama Tennessee 58.41
11. Kansas Kansas State 57.12
12. Oregon Washington 57.07
13. Texas Texas A&M 56.26
14. Indiana Purdue 55.23
15. Iowa State Iowa 55.06
16. Duke North Carolina 54.78
17. Michigan Ohio State 54.6
18. Michigan Michigan State 52.83
19. Ohio State Wisconsin 52.8
20. Georgia Tech Georgia 52.63
21. Texas Texas Tech 52.22
22. Iowa Nebraska 51.79
23. Baylor TCU 51.25
24. Minnesota Wisconsin 50.93
25. Auburn Georgia 50.92

2015 Rating Rivalries SportRivalry.com