Best college rivalry: Ohio State-Michigan or Alabama-Auburn? | The Tylt
Best college rivalry: Ohio State-Michigan or Alabama-Auburn?
When a school eliminates in a letter from the alphabet during Rivalry Week, you know the hatred is real.
Ohio State and Michigan have been locked in competition for over a century starting with the Toledo War in 1897. Their hatred only grew when Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler duked it out in the Ten Years War. According to legend, Hayes refused to fill up an empty gas tank in Michigan because he didn't want the state to get any of his money.
Getting rid of a letter in the alphabet is cute, but did any of the teams kill a living thing for the rivalry?
An Alabama fan was so incensed by Auburn that he poisoned the Toomer Oaks, a landmark at Auburn. The tree eventually died and Auburn had to replace it. That's how much these team's hate each other.
Alabama and Auburn's rivalry rules the State of Alabama. With no notable professional teams in the highest leagues, these two colleges have fans who live and die with every win and loss. From the Kick Six to Bo Jackson's missed block on fourth down, this rivalry has had plenty of moments that electrified the entire country.