Another big rivalry weekend is upon us and there are some great matchups on tap for Saturday football.
Georgia gets a preview of the big game in the Georgia Dome coming in the SEC Championship when they go to the Dome to play Georgia Tech. The longstanding rivalry matches the #13 ranked Bulldogs against the #23 ranked Yellow Jackets. Families all across Georgia will be split between the two watching the game. Georgia has an opportunity to get a win and carry that momentum into next week’s showdown in the dome most likely against LSU.
Alabama has their rivalry game this weekend with Auburn. The #2 Alabama Tide will take on the #24 Auburn in a rivalry that spawned it’s on special on ESPN just recently. War Eagle, Roll Tide will be on full display all across the state of Alabama.
The commonwealth of Virginia will be in the throes of rivalry week as well when #5 Virginia Tech takes on unranked Virginia. Given the way the games of the ranked versus unranked have gone this season, I am sure there are those in Virginia who are hoping for an upset. Not sure they will get their wish, but a good rivalry matchup always provides a lot of adrenaline, so you never know what might happen.
Out on the west coast, the #10 ranked Oregon team will be taking on Oregon State. I am not sure how many people will be watching for the rivalry and how many will be watching to see what kind of uniform Oregon will be sporting in the game.
In another ranked vs ranked matchup, #12 South Carolina will be taking on #17 Clemson. This game could prove to be quite the matchup as the teams are pretty evenly ranked and it could be a real slugfest. Definitely a huge game in the state of South Carolina this weekend.
Rivalry matchups – always entertaining and sometimes surprising – it’s time to pick a side.