What are the best football rivalries? It's a critical question if you are building a road trip around it. Proximity matters: How far will fans travel? Implications matter: The best are found within a conference. Location matters. (Hey, this is a travel section.) View our picks here, then read on.


For pomp, pageantry and meaning, this service academies tilt beats a lopsided rivalry any day. (Photo by Pouya Dianat/US Presswire)