Top 25 Greatest Rivalries in American Sports History


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This list looks at 25 of the biggest sporting rivalries in the world. Some of these sporting rivalries are more violent than others, while some are watched by more people. Some are far older, while others have seen the rivalry fade a bit, only to intensify decades later.

You may not be familiar with them all, but rest assured, even if you’re not a fan of any of the teams, clubs and organizations listed here, you likely know the emotion and intensity involved in any sort of sports rivalry.

Honorable Mentions

35. Oregon vs. Oregon State

34. Broncos vs. Browns

33. Bulls vs. Knicks

32. Packers vs. Cowboys

31. Knicks vs. Bullets

30. Florida vs. Georgia

29. Kentucky vs. Louisville

28. Browns vs. Bengals

27. Jets vs. Patriots

26. Reds vs. Pirates