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14 for '14: Top rivalries in college football

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There is an unidentifiable something about college football rivalry games.

The sky is bluer. The field looks better than usual. The uniforms seem to stand out even more. The players and fans are more jacked. Heck, the anticipation is almost too intense.

After a lot of thought, as part of our "14 for '14" series to get you ready for the season (which is a bit more than eight weeks away), here are the 14 best rivalries in college football. Trust us: It was tough to narrow it to 14, as there were some good ones we left out.