Top 10 up-and-coming rivalries in college football

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Sep 20, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Karlos Williams (9) celebrates his overtime touchdown with teammates offensive tackle Bobby Hart (51) and offensive tackle Cameron Erving (75) against the Clemson Tigers for their 23-17 overtime win at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

3. Clemson Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles

This has long been considered a rivalry anyway, at least ever since the Florida State Seminoles joined the ACC and then Tommy Bowden became coach of the Clemson Tigers, making for a father vs. son rivalry.

But Clemson was never quite on the level of Florida State with the exception of a few good years, and neither Bobby or Tommy Bowden are at their respective schools anyway now.

So, here we are with Jimbo Fisher and Dabo Swinney, and while Fisher has already restored Florida State back to national power, Swinney has just about put Clemson back on the map. He is reeling in Top Five recruiting classes and producing major wins year after year in the regular season and bowl games.

And in two years, the Tigers will likely start the season as a preseason Top Five team. That means Clemson and Florida State are about to be major divisional rivals as they compete in the highly competitive ACC Atlantic Division every year from now on. The success of Louisville and Boston College should turn this into a very tough division.

But Florida State and Clemson will be the ones competing every year to win it, and starting in two years, this game will have national title implications annually. The ACC is on the rise, and these two teams are the reason. So watch out for what comes of this game.

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