Top 10 up-and-coming rivalries in college football

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Oct 11, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Zach Laskey (37) is pushed out of bounds by Duke Blue Devils cornerback Breon Borders (31) and linebacker David Helton (47) in the second quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

6. Duke Blue Devils vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Now this is an odd one. The Duke Blue Devils and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have pretty much played each other every year for decades, but nobody considered that a rivalry game.

With both teams in the same division now, though, and with Virginia Tech and Miami struggling to stay relevant, the arrival of Duke Blue Devils football under David Cutcliffe has changed everything.

Either Duke or Georgia Tech has won the division each of the last three years, and both teams appear as if they will continue to be very good. The Yellow Jackets have a consistent system under head coach Paul Johnson to assure that they stay relevant, even if they have some down years.

Meanwhile, the Blue Devils have slowly grown as a program under Cutcliffe, and even if this is a down year, the overall trajectory of the program points up.

So both teams should be very good teams in a very mediocre division in the years to come. Know what that means? Constant battles to represent the ACC Coastal Division and get blown out in the ACC Championship game. From their perspective, that means this will be a big rivalry.

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