Top 10 up-and-coming rivalries in college football

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Some rivalries last forever, some die off and new ones form all the time. Here are the top 10 up-and-coming college football rivalries to watch for in the near future.

With conference realignments, new divisions forming, new teams entering FBS and the Power Five conferences, new college football rivalries have formed every year for the past two decades.

Yes, many rivalries have died off, but the new rivalries that have formed have been epic. Match-ups like Alabama-LSU and Oregon-Stanford have been must-see entertainment. But what about the future?

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The constant changing landscape in college football and the new teams that are slowly becoming powerhouse programs are making for consistent rivalries that you never would have thought of before.

This stretches across all Power Five conferences and a few Group of Five schools too. So what makes a rivalry? Pure hatred and the fight over some sort of regional supremacy is one thing.

But then comes the big one: how much does the game matter? The impact of the game is now what makes a rivalry the most important, and that is why Alabama-Auburn is a much bigger rivalry than Michigan-Ohio State (although that could change in two years).

Based on the way certain teams have played the last few years, it is clear that certain rivalries are about to explode on the scene.

Here are the top 10 up-and-coming college football rivalries.

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