College football has Ohio State and Michigan, Texas and Oklahoma, Auburn and Alabama, and every “state” rivalry possible.
College basketball has Duke and North Carolina, Kentucky and Louisville, UCLA and Arizona.
Storied rivalries all in their respective sports. In college baseball there are many great rivalries within conferences. Mississippi State against Louisiana State might be the best of the bunch, with it’s fervent and fevered fandoms that, when the games are over, can act like southern gentlemen.
Here’s one insider’s pitch that MSU-LSU is the finest rivalry possible.