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List of Longest Active NCAA Division I Football Series

This is a list of rivalry games in college football in the United States. The list also shows any trophy awarded to the winner.[a]


NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision

Game Trophy Team Team First Year Latest Year Meetings
100 Miles of Hate Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky 1914 2019 68
Air Force-Colorado State Ram-Falcon Trophy Air Force Colorado State 1957 2019 58
Air Force-Hawaii Kuter Trophy Air Force Hawaii 1966 2019 22
Akron-Kent State Wagon Wheel Akron Kent State 1923 2019 62
Alabama-Clemson Alabama Clemson 1900 2019 19
Alabama-Georgia Alabama Georgia 1895 2018 68
Alabama-LSU Alabama LSU 1895 2019 83
Alabama-Ole Miss Alabama Ole Miss 1894 2019 67
Alabama-Penn State Alabama Penn State 1959 2011 15
Appalachian State-Georgia Southern Appalachian State Georgia Southern 1932 2019 35
Apple Cup Apple Cup Trophy Washington Washington State 1900 2019 112
Arizona-New Mexico Arizona New Mexico 1908 2015 67
Arkansas-LSU Golden Boot Arkansas LSU 1901 2019 65
Arkansas-Ole Miss Arkansas Ole Miss 1908 2019 66
Arkansas-Texas Arkansas Texas 1894 2014 78
Arkansas-Texas Tech Arkansas Texas Tech 1957 2015 37
Army-Navy Game Thompson Cup Army Navy 1890 2018 119
Army-Notre Dame Army Notre Dame 1913 2016 51
Auburn-Clemson Auburn Clemson 1899 2017 51
Auburn-Florida Auburn Florida 1912 2019 84
Auburn-Georgia Tech Auburn Georgia Tech 1892 2005 92
Auburn-Ole Miss Auburn Ole Miss 1928 2019 44
Auburn-Tennessee Auburn Tennessee 1900 2018 53
Auburn-Tulane Auburn Tulane 1902 2019 38
Backyard Brawl Pittsburgh West Virginia 1895 2011 104
Ball State-Northern Illinois Bronze Stalk Trophy Ball State Northern Illinois 1941 2019 47
Battle for Highway 82 Alabama Mississippi State 1896 2019 104
Battle for Nevada Fremont Cannon Nevada UNLV 1969 2019 45
Battle for the Bell Victory Bell Cincinnati Miami (OH) 1888 2019 124
Battle for the Bell The Bell Marshall Ohio 1905 2019 60
Battle for the Bell The Bell Southern Miss Tulane 1979 2010 30
Battle for the Belt The Belt South Alabama Troy 2012 2019 8
Battle for the Palladium The Palladium Trophy Middle Tennessee Troy 1936 2012 20
Battle for the Rag Tiger Rag LSU Tulane 1893 2009 98
Battle Line Rivalry Battle Line Trophy Arkansas Missouri 1906 2019 11
Battle of I-10 Silver Spade New Mexico State UTEP 1914 2019 97
Battle of the Brazos Baylor Texas A&M 1899 2011 108
Battle of the Bricks Miami (OH) Ohio 1908 2019 96
Battle of the Brothers Utah Utah State 1892 2015 112
Battle on the Bayou Wooden Boot Louisiana Louisiana-Monroe 1951 2019 55
Baylor-TCU Baylor TCU 1899 2019 115
Baylor-Texas Tech Baylor Texas Tech 1929 2019 78
Bayou Bucket Classic Bayou Bucket Houston Rice 1971 2018 42
Bedlam Series Bedlam Bell Oklahoma Oklahoma State 1904 2019 114
Big Game The Axe California Stanford 1892 2019 122
Bill Walsh Legacy Game San Jose State Stanford 1900 2013 67
Black and Blue Bowl Memphis Southern Miss 1935 2012 63
Boise State-Fresno State Milk Can Boise State Fresno State 1977 2018 21
Boise State-Idaho Governor's Trophy Boise State Idaho FCS[1] 1971 2010 40
Boise State-Nevada Boise State Nevada 1971 2018 43
Border War (Colorado State-Wyoming rivalry) Bronze Boot Colorado State Wyoming 1899 2019 111
Border War (Kansas-Missouri rivalry) Indian War Drum; Lamar Hunt Trophy Kansas Missouri 1891 2011 120
Boston College-Clemson O'Rourke-McFadden Trophy Boston College Clemson 1940 2019 29
Boston College-Syracuse Boston College Syracuse 1924 2019 53
Boston College-UMass Boston College UMass 1899 2018 27
Boston College-Virginia Tech Boston College Virginia Tech 1993 2019 28
Bowling Green-Kent State Anniversary Award Bowling Green Kent State 1920 2019 87
Bowling Green-Toledo Battle of I-75 Trophy Bowling Green Toledo 1919 2019 84
Bridger's Battle Bridger Rifle Utah State Wyoming 1903 2019 70
BYU-Utah State The Old Wagon Wheel BYU Utah State 1922 2019 89
California-UCLA California UCLA 1933 2019 90
Carolina-Duke rivalry Victory Bell Duke North Carolina 1888 2019 106
Central Michigan-Eastern Michigan Central Michigan Eastern Michigan 1902 2019 97
Central Michigan-Western Michigan Victory Cannon Central Michigan Western Michigan 1907 2019 90
Cincinnati-Louisville The Keg of Nails Cincinnati Louisville 1929 2013 53
Civil War Platypus Trophy Oregon Oregon State 1894 2019 123
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate Governor's Cup Georgia Georgia Tech 1893 2019 114
Clemson-Florida State Clemson Florida State 1970 2019 33
Clemson-Georgia Clemson Georgia 1897 2014 64
Clemson-Georgia Tech Clemson Georgia Tech 1898 2019 85
Colorado-Nebraska Colorado Nebraska 1898 2019 71
Crab Bowl Classic Crab Bowl Trophy Maryland Navy 1905 2010 21
Deep South's Oldest Rivalry Auburn Georgia 1892 2019 124
Duel in the Desert Territorial Cup Arizona Arizona State 1899 2019 93
East Carolina-Marshall East Carolina Marshall 1967 2013 15
East Carolina-NC State Victory Barrel East Carolina NC State 1970 2019 31
East Carolina-UCF East Carolina UCF 1991 2019 18
Egg Bowl Golden Egg Trophy Mississippi State Ole Miss 1901 2019 116
Farmageddon Iowa State Kansas State 1917 2019 103
Florida-Georgia Okefenokee Oar Florida Georgia 1915 2019 97
Florida-LSU Florida LSU 1937 2019 66
Florida-Miami Florida Cup, Seminole War Canoe Florida Miami (FL) 1938 2019 56
Florida-Tennessee Florida Tennessee 1916 2019 49
Florida State-Miami Florida Cup Florida State Miami (FL) 1951 2019 64
Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl Ireland Trophy Boston College Notre Dame 1975 2019 25
Fresno State-Hawaii Golden Screwdriver Fresno State Hawaii 1938 2019 52
Fresno State-San Diego State Oil Can Fresno State San Diego State 1923 2019 59
Fresno State-San Jose State Valley Cup Fresno State San Jose State 1921 2019 83
Friends of Coal Bowl Marshall West Virginia 1911 2012 12
Georgia-South Carolina Georgia South Carolina 1894 2019 72
Georgia-Tennessee Georgia Tennessee 1899 2019 49
Georgia-Vanderbilt Georgia Vanderbilt 1893 2019 80
Georgia Tech-Tennessee Georgia Tech Tennessee 1902 2017 44
Georgia Tech-Vanderbilt Gold Cowbell Georgia Tech Vanderbilt 1892 2016 38
Hawaii-Wyoming Paniolo Trophy Hawaii Wyoming 1978 2018 24
Holy War BYU Utah 1896 2019 100
Houston-Tulsa Houston Tulsa 1950 2019 44
Illinois-Michigan Illinois Michigan 1898 2019 96
Illinois-Missouri Illinois Missouri 1896 2010 24
Illinois-Northwestern Land of Lincoln Trophy Illinois Northwestern 1892 2019 113
Illinois-Ohio State Illibuck Trophy Illinois Ohio State 1902 2017 103
Illinois-Purdue Purdue Cannon Illinois Purdue 1890 2019 95
Indiana-Kentucky The Bourbon Barrel Indiana Kentucky 1893 2005 36
Indiana-Michigan State Old Brass Spittoon Indiana Michigan State 1922 2019 66
Indiana-Purdue Old Oaken Bucket Indiana Purdue 1891 2019 122
Iowa State-Missouri Telephone Trophy Iowa State Missouri 1896 2011 104
Iowa-Iowa State Cy-Hawk Trophy Iowa Iowa State 1894 2019 67
Iowa-Minnesota Floyd of Rosedale Iowa Minnesota 1891 2019 113
Iowa-Nebraska Heroes Trophy Iowa Nebraska 1891 2019 50
Iowa-Wisconsin Heartland Trophy Iowa Wisconsin 1894 2019 93
Iron Bowl James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy Alabama Auburn 1893 2019 84
Kansas-Nebraska Kansas Nebraska 1892 2010 117
Kansas State-Nebraska Kansas State Nebraska 1911 2010 95
Kentucky-Louisville Governor's Cup Kentucky Louisville 1912 2019 32
Kentucky-Tennessee Kentucky Tennessee 1893 2019 115
Kentucky-Vanderbilt Kentucky Vanderbilt 1896 2019 92
Keystone Classic Penn State Pittsburgh 1893 2019 100
Louisiana Tech-Louisiana Louisiana Tech Louisiana 1910 2015 87
Louisiana Tech-Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Louisiana-Monroe 1953 2000 43
Louisville-Memphis Louisville Memphis 1948 2013 43
Louisville-West Virginia Louisville West Virginia 1984 2011 13
LSU-Mississippi State LSU Mississippi State 1896 2019 113
LSU-Texas A&M LSU Texas A&M 1899 2019 58
Magnolia Bowl Magnolia Bowl Trophy LSU Ole Miss 1894 2019 108
Maryland-Penn State Maryland Penn State 1917 2019 43
Maryland-Virginia Maryland Virginia 1919 2013 78
Maryland-West Virginia Maryland West Virginia 1919 2015 52
Miami-Nebraska Miami (FL) Nebraska 1951 2015 12
Miami-Virginia Tech Miami (FL) Virginia Tech 1953 2019 37
Michigan State-Notre Dame Megaphone Trophy Michigan State Notre Dame 1897 2017 79
Michigan State-Penn State Land Grant Trophy Michigan State Penn State 1914 2019 34
Michigan-Michigan State Paul Bunyan Trophy Michigan Michigan State 1898 2019 112
Michigan-Minnesota Little Brown Jug Michigan Minnesota 1892 2017 103
Michigan-Notre Dame Michigan Notre Dame 1887 2019 44
Mid-South Rivalry Memphis Ole Miss 1921 2019 64
Minnesota-Nebraska $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy Minnesota Nebraska 1900 2019 60
Minnesota-Penn State Governor's Victory Bell Minnesota Penn State 1993 2019 15
Minnesota-Wisconsin Paul Bunyan's Axe Minnesota Wisconsin 1890 2019 129[2]
Missouri-Nebraska Victory Bell Missouri Nebraska 1892 2010 104
Missouri-Oklahoma Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe Missouri Oklahoma 1902 2011 96
Modern Day Hate Georgia Southern Georgia State 2014 2019 6
Moonshine Throwdown Marshall Western Kentucky 1941 2019 11
Navy-SMU Gansz Trophy Navy SMU 1930 2019 21
Navy-Notre Dame Rip Miller Trophy Navy Notre Dame 1927 2019 93
NC State-Wake Forest NC State Wake Forest 1895 2019 113
Nebraska-Oklahoma Nebraska Oklahoma 1912 2010 86
Nebraska-Wisconsin Freedom Trophy Nebraska Wisconsin 1901 2019 14
North Carolina-NC State North Carolina NC State 1894 2019 109
North Carolina-South Carolina Battle of the Carolinas North Carolina South Carolina 1903 2019 58
North Carolina-Wake Forest North Carolina Wake Forest 1888 2019 107
Northwestern-Notre Dame Northwestern Notre Dame 1889 2018 49
Notre Dame-Pittsburgh Notre Dame Pittsburgh 1909 2018 71
Notre Dame-Purdue Shillelagh Trophy Notre Dame Purdue 1896 2014 86
Notre Dame-Stanford Legends Trophy Notre Dame Stanford 1925 2019 34
Notre Dame-USC Jeweled Shillelagh Notre Dame USC 1926 2019 91
Ohio State-Penn State Ohio State Penn State 1912 2019 35
Oklahoma State-Texas Tech Oklahoma State Texas Tech 1935 2019 47
Oklahoma State-Tulsa Oklahoma State Tulsa 1914 2019 74
Ole Miss-Tulane Ole Miss Tulane 1893 2012 71
Ole Miss-Vanderbilt Ole Miss Vanderbilt 1894 2019 94
Oregon-Washington Oregon Washington 1900 2019 112
Paint Bucket Bowl Arkansas State Memphis 1914 2013 58
Palmetto Bowl Clemson South Carolina 1896 2019 117
Penn State-Syracuse Penn State Syracuse 1922 2013 71
Penn State-West Virginia Penn State West Virginia 1904 1992 59
Pittsburgh-Syracuse Pittsburgh Syracuse 1916 2019 75
Red River Showdown Red River Shootout trophies Oklahoma Texas 1900 2019 115
Rice-SMU Mayor's Cup Rice SMU 1916 2012 90
Rice-Texas Rice Texas 1914 2019 95
Rio Grande Rivalry New Mexico New Mexico State 1894 2019 110
Rivalry in Dixie Louisiana Tech Southern Miss 1935 2019 51
River City Rivalry Paddlewheel Trophy Cincinnati Pittsburgh 1921 2012 12
Rocky Mountain Showdown Centennial Cup Colorado Colorado State 1893 2019 91
Rumble in the Rockies Colorado Utah 1903 2019 66
Safeway Bowl North Texas SMU 1922 2019 39
Shula Bowl Don Shula Award Florida Atlantic FIU 2002 2019 18
SMU-TCU Iron Skillet SMU TCU 1915 2019 99
South's Oldest Rivalry North Carolina Virginia 1892 2019 123
Southwest Classic Southwest Classic Trophy Arkansas Texas A&M 1903 2019 76
Stanford-USC Stanford USC 1905 2019 99
Sunflower Showdown Governor's Cup Kansas Kansas State 1902 2019 117
Sunshine Showdown Makala Trophy, Florida Cup Florida Florida State 1958 2019 64
Syracuse-West Virginia Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy Syracuse West Virginia 1945 2018 61
TCU-Texas TCU Texas 1897 2019 90
TCU-Texas A&M TCU Texas A&M 1897 2001 92
TCU-Texas Tech Saddle Trophy TCU Texas Tech 1926 2019 62
Techmo Bowl Georgia Tech Virginia Tech 1990 2019 17
Tennessee-Vanderbilt Tennessee Vanderbilt 1892 2019 114
Texas A&M-Texas Tech Texas A&M Texas Tech 1927 2011 70
Texas-Texas A&M Texas Texas A&M 1894 2011 118
Texas-Texas Tech Chancellor's Spurs Texas Texas Tech 1928 2019 69
Textile Bowl Textile Bowl Clemson NC State 1899 2019 88
The Game Michigan Ohio State 1897 2019 116
Third Saturday in October Alabama Tennessee 1901 2019 102
Tiger Bowl Auburn LSU 1901 2019 54
UConn-UMass UConn UMass 1897 2019 73
UCLA-USC Victory Bell UCLA USC 1929 2019 89
Virginia Tech-West Virginia Black Diamond Trophy Virginia Tech West Virginia 1912 2017 52
Virginia-Virginia Tech Commonwealth Cup Virginia Virginia Tech 1895 2019 101
War on I-4 War on I-4 Trophy UCF South Florida 2005 2019 11

Rivalries involving more than two teams

NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision

Game Trophy Team Team First Year Latest Year Meetings
Battle for Chief Caddo Chief Caddo Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin 1924 2019 75
Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket Brice-Cowell Musket Maine New Hampshire 1903 2019 110
Battle for the Golden Horseshoe The Golden Horseshoe Cal Poly UC Davis 1939 2019 45
Battle of the Bay Hampton Norfolk State 1963 2017 54
Battle of the Blue Battle of the Blue Trophy Delaware Villanova 1895 2019 53
Battle of the Border Lamar McNeese State 1951 2019 38
Battle of the Piney Woods Piney Woods Trophy Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin 1923 2019 94
Bayou Classic Grambling State Southern 1974 2019 71
Beehive Bowl Southern Utah Weber State 1984 2019 27
BoomBox Classic Jackson State Southern 1929 2019 65
Brawl of the Wild The Great Divide Trophy Montana Montana State 1897 2019 119
Brown-Rhode Island Governor's Cup Brown Rhode Island 1909 2019 104
Butler-Valparaiso Hoosier Helmet Trophy Butler Valparaiso 1927 2019 78
Capital Cup Capital Cup Richmond William & Mary 1898 2019 130
Causeway Classic Causeway Carriage Sacramento State UC Davis 1954 2019 67
Colgate-Cornell Colgate Cornell 1896 2019 101
Constitution State Rivalry Central Connecticut Sacred Heart 1998 2019 22
Cornell-Dartmouth Cornell Dartmouth 1900 2019 103
Cornell-Penn Trustees' Cup Cornell Penn 1893 2019 126
Dartmouth-Harvard Dartmouth Harvard 1882 2019 123
Delaware-James Madison Delaware James Madison 1983 2018 26
Delaware-William & Mary Delaware William & Mary 1915 2017 42
Eastern Kentucky-Morehead State Old Hawg Rifle Eastern Kentucky Morehead State 1924 2018 73
Eastern Washington-Portland State The Dam Cup Eastern Washington Portland State 1968 2019 42
Empire Clash The Golden Apple Trophy Albany Stony Brook 1995 2019 21
Empire State Bowl Empire Cup Columbia Cornell 1889 2019 107
EWU-UM Governors Cup The Governors Cup Eastern Washington Montana 1967 2019 46
Florida Classic Bethune-Cookman Florida A&M 1925 2019 75
Fordham-Holy Cross Ram-Crusader Cup Fordham Holy Cross 1902 2019 57
Grand Canyon Rivalry HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy Northern Arizona Southern Utah 1982 2019 23
Granite Bowl Granite Bowl Dartmouth New Hampshire 1901 2016 39
Harvard-Penn Harvard Penn 1881 2019 90
Harvard-Princeton Harvard Princeton 1877 2019 112
Idaho-Idaho State Idaho Idaho State 1916 2019 41
Idaho-Montana Little Brown Stein Idaho Montana 1903 2019 86
Jacksonville State-Samford Jacksonville State Samford 1905 2013 47
James Madison-Richmond James Madison Richmond 1981 2019 37
James Madison-William & Mary James Madison William & Mary 1978 2019 42
Labor Day Classic Durley-Nicks Trophy Prairie View A&M Texas Southern 1947 2019 75
Liberty Cup Liberty Cup Columbia Fordham 1890 2015 24
Magic City Classic Magic City Classic Trophy Alabama A&M Alabama State 1924 2019 83
McNeese State-Northwestern State McNeese State Northwestern State 1951 2019 69
Mid-America Classic Mid-America Classic Eastern Illinois Illinois State 1901 2019 108
Military Classic of the South Silver Shako The Citadel VMI 1920 2019 75
North Carolina A&T-North Carolina Central North Carolina A&T North Carolina Central 1924 2019 92
North Carolina A&T-South Carolina State North Carolina A&T South Carolina State 1924 2019 57
North Dakota-North Dakota State Nickel Trophy North Dakota North Dakota State 1894 2019 112
North Dakota-South Dakota Sitting Bull Trophy North Dakota South Dakota 1903 2017 96
North Dakota State-South Dakota State Dakota Marker North Dakota State South Dakota State 1903 2019 110
Northwestern State-Southeastern Louisiana Northwestern State Southeastern Louisiana 1935 2019 63
NSU Challenge NSU Trophy Nicholls Northwestern State 1973 2019 47
Penn-Princeton Penn Princeton 1876 2019 111
Princeton-Yale Princeton Yale 1873 2019 142
Red Beans and Rice Bowl 50 Pound Iron Pot Central Arkansas McNeese State 1994 2019 13
Richmond-VMI Richmond VMI 1893 2015 90
River Bell Classic River Bell Trophy Nicholls Southeastern Louisiana 1972 2019 29
Route 1 Rivalry First State Cup Delaware Delaware State 2007 2019 9
South Dakota Showdown Series South Dakota South Dakota State 1889 2019 115
Southern Heritage Classic Jackson State Tennessee State 1949 2019 53
State Fair Classic Grambling State Prairie View A&M 1925 2019 73
The Battle for Greater Baltimore Morgan State Towson 1979 2018 25
The Citadel-Furman The Citadel Furman 1913 2019 99
The Citadel-Wofford Big Dog Trophy The Citadel Wofford 1916 2019 73
The Game Harvard Yale 1875 2019 136
The Real HU Hampton Howard 1908 2019 95
The Rivalry Lafayette Lehigh 1884 2019 155
Turkey Day Classic[3] Alabama State TuskegeeD-II 1901 2019 104
VMI-William & Mary VMI William & Mary 1905 2011 88

Rivalries involving more than two teams

Rivalries involving FBS and FCS teams

This list is restricted to rivalries whose participants are currently in different Division I football subdivisions, and have played one another while in different subdivisions. Most of these began when both teams competed in the same (sub)division.

In this list, the FCS team is in italics.

Game Trophy Team Team First Year Latest Year Meetings
Akron-Youngstown State Steel Tire Akron Youngstown State 1940 1995[4] 35
Ball State-Indiana State Blue Key Victory Bell Ball State Indiana State 1924 2014[5] 63
Battle for the Paddle Paddle Trophy Nicholls Texas State 1980 2019 31
Battle for the Red Belt Red Belt Murray State Western Kentucky 1931 2008 67
Battle of the Bluegrass Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky 1914 2017[6] 85
Battle of the Palouse Idaho Washington State 1894 2016[7] 91
Boston College-Holy Cross Boston College Holy Cross 1896 2018[8] 83
Colgate-Syracuse Colgate Syracuse 1891 2016[9] 67
Connecticut-Rhode Island Connecticut Rhode Island 1897 2018 94
Lamar-Louisiana Sabine Shoe Lamar Louisiana 1923 2012 34
Louisiana-McNeese State Cajun Crown Louisiana McNeese State 1951 2016[10] 38
Louisiana-Southeastern Louisiana Cypress Mug Louisiana Southeastern Louisiana 1930 2017 40
Louisiana-Monroe-Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe Northwestern State 1952 2005 48
Temple-Villanova Mayor's Cup Temple Villanova 1928 2018 34

NCAA Division II

Game Trophy Team Team First Year Latest Year Meetings
26th Street Tussle Key to the City[11] Augustana (SD) Sioux Falls 1922 2019 27
Anchor-Bone Classic Anchor-Bone Trophy[12] Ferris State Grand Valley State 1971 2019 50
Battle for the Peach Basket Peach State Bragging Trophy (The Peach Basket) Valdosta State West Georgia 1983 2019 39
Battle in Seattle Cascade Cup Central Washington Western Washington 1922 2008[13] 101
Battle of the Ravine Henderson State Ouachita Baptist 1895 2019 93
Battle of the Valleys Grand Valley State Saginaw Valley State 1975 2019 49
Bronze Derby PresbyterianFCS Newberry 1913 2006[14] 93
Black Hills Brawl Homestake Trophy Black Hills State South Dakota School of Mines 1895 2019 134
Coal Bowl Coal Miners Pail Trophy[15] California (PA) Indiana (PA) 1908 2019 95
Coastal Classic Coastal Classic Trophy[16] Florida Tech West Florida 2016 2019 4
Colorado Classic Colorado Classic Trophy Adams State Western Colorado 1934 2019 73
Dog Fight The Bone Trophy[17] Minnesota-Duluth St. Cloud State 1933 2019 52
Heritage Bell Delta State Mississippi College 1979 2019 40
Miner's Bowl Miner's Helmet and Axe[18] Missouri Southern Pittsburg State 1968 2019 52
Miner's Cup[19] Michigan Tech Northern Michigan 1920 2019 92
Missouri Western-Northwest Missouri State Missouri Western Northwest Missouri State 1981 2019 41
Niagara Cup[20] Gannon Mercyhurst 1991 2019 23
North Alabama-West Alabama North AlabamaFCS West Alabama 1949 2017[21] 71
Northwest Missouri State-Pittsburg State Northwest Missouri State Pittsburg State 1932 2019 53
Old Hickory Stick Game Hickory Stick Northwest Missouri State Truman State 1930 2011 91
President's Cup President's Cup Central Oklahoma Northeastern State 1912 2019 80
Red River Valley Showdown State Farm Traveling Trophy[22] Minnesota-Crookston Minnesota State-Moorhead 1999 2019 21
The Battle of Lake Erie The Ship's Wheel Trophy[23] Gannon Lake Erie 2008 2013 6
Traveling Trainer's Kit Trophy[24] Minnesota State St. Cloud State 1923 2018 81
Turnpike Tussle Emporia State Washburn 1899 2019 116
Two Rivers Classic Two Rivers Classic Trophy Fayetteville State UNC Pembroke 2009 2016 8
Wagon Wheel Eastern New Mexico West Texas A&M 1945 2019 34
Wooden Shoes Trophy Grand Valley State Wayne State 1975 2019 41

NCAA Division III

Game Trophy Team Team First Year Latest Year Meetings
Academic Bowl Academic Bowl Carnegie Mellon Case Western Reserve 1986 2019 34
Admiral's Cup Admiral's Cup Maine Maritime Mass Maritime 1973 2019 47
Backyard Brawl Millsaps Mississippi College 1920 2013[25] 52
Baird Brothers Trophy Case Western Reserve Wooster 1984 2012[26] 25
Battle for the Border Claw Border Claw Trophy East Texas Baptist Louisiana College 1947[27] 2019 22
Battle for the Drum The Drum[28] Occidental Ponoma-Pitzer 1895[29] 2019 112
Battle for the Wagon Conestoga Wagon[30] Dickinson Franklin & Marshall 1889 2019 111
Battle of Sixth Street Battle of Sixth Street Trophy[31][32] Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Ponoma-Pitzer 1959[33] 2019
Biggest Little Game In America Amherst Williams 1884 2019 134
The Book of Knowledge[34] Carleton Macalester 1898 2019 67
The Bridge Bowl Bridge Bowl Trophy Mount St. Joseph Thomas More (KY) 1990 2013[35] 18
Bronze Ball Anderson (IN) Manchester (IN) 1945 2019
The Bronze Turkey Game The Bronze Turkey Trophy[36] Knox (IL) Monmouth (IL) 1888 2019 131
Centennial Cup[37] Hobart Rochester 1892 2019 112
Cereal Bowl Goat Trophy Carleton St. Olaf 1919[38] 2019 100
The Chowder Bowl Mass Maritime SUNY Maritime 2007 2019 12
Cortaca Jug Ithaca SUNY Cortland 1930 2019 77
Cranberry Bowl The Scoop[39] Bridgewater State Mass Maritime 1974 2019 46
Cuyahoga Gold Bowl Game Cuyahoga Gold Bowl Trophy Baldwin Wallace John Carroll 1923[40] 2019 59
Doehling-Heselton Memorial Trophy Lawrence Ripon 1893 2019 119
Dutchman's Shoes RPI Union (NY) 1886 2019 117
Edmund Orgill Trophy Rhodes Sewanee 1899[41] 2019 87
Founders Trophy Chicago Washington (MO) 1933 2019 38
Gate City Soup Bowl Greensboro Guilford 1997[42] 2016 20
Gettysburg-McDaniel Gettysburg McDaniel 1891 2019 73
Goal Post Trophy[43] Juniata Susquehanna 1923 2019 74
The Hammer[44] Augsburg Hamline 1926 2019 79
Helmet Trophy Anna Maria Castleton 2009 2019 11
Tommie-Johnnie Game[46] The Holy Grail St. John's (MN) St. Thomas (MN) 1901 2019 89
Johns Hopkins-McDaniel Maryland Railroad Lantern Johns Hopkins McDaniel 1894 2019 98
Keystone Cup[47] Delaware Valley Widener 1977 2019 42
Lefse Bowl The Troll Trophy[48] Concordia (Moorhead) St. Olaf 1921 2019 70
Lincoln Football Trophy[49] Franklin & Marshall Gettysburg 1890 2019 105
Little Brass Bell[50] North Central Wheaton (IL) 1900 2019 101
Little Brown Bucket[51] Dickinson Gettysburg 1892 2019 85
Maple Sap Bucket Castleton Norwich 2009 2019 11
Mercer County Cup Grove City Thiel 1892[52] 2019 106
Monon Bell Classic Monon Bell DePauw Wabash 1890 2019 126
Occidental-Whittier Myron Claxton's Shoes Occidental Whittier 1901 2019 111
Old Red Lantern[53] Denison Wooster 1889 2019 88
Old Rocking Chair Classic Mac-Jack Rocking Chair[54] Hamilton Middlebury 1911 2019
Oldest College Rivalry West of the Mississippi[55] Coe Cornell (IA) 1891 2019 129
Paint Bucket[56] Hamline Macalester 1887 2019 120
Pynchon Saw Game Pynchon Saw Trophy Springfield College (MA) Western New England University (MA) 2013 2019 7
Seafaring Scuffle Merchant Marine SUNY Maritime 2009 2019 11
Secretaries Cup Coast Guard Merchant Marine 1949 2019 47
Steven Dean Memorial Trophy Catholic GeorgetownFCS 1976 2019 19
The Game Geneva Westminster (PA) 1891 2019 122
The Game (Hampden-Sydney vs. Randolph-Macon) The Game Ball Hampden-Sydney Randolph-Macon 1893 2019 123
The Regents Cup Frostburg StateD-II Salisbury 1973 2018[57] 46
The Stagg Hat[58] Lycoming Susquehanna 1949 2019 55
Transit Trophy Game The Transit Trophy RPI WPI 1894 2019 113
Victory Bell Classic Victory Bell[59] Franklin (IN) Hanover 1898 2019 89
Wagon Wheel Lewis & Clark Willamette 1949 2019
War on I-94 Trophy[60] Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wisconsin-Stout 1917 2019 97
Wilkes-Barre Mayor's Cup King's (PA) Wilkes 1996[61] 2019
Wooden Shoes Rivalry Trophy Hope College (MI) Kalamazoo College (MI) 1910 2019 95

Rivalries involving more than two teams

Game Trophy Teams First meeting
Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Consortium C-B-B Trophy Bates, Bowdoin, Colby 1892
Little Three Amherst, Wesleyan, Williams 1899

Longest continuous NCAA college football rivalries

Following are the longest active continuously-played series in NCAA college football.[62][63][64][65] Many historic series were interrupted by the 1918 flu pandemic and World War II. More recently, other longstanding rivalries were terminated by the 2010-2014 NCAA conference realignment.

Series Continuous
since
Series nickname / Trophy NCAA Div. First meeting Series leader Notes
Lehigh-Lafayette 1897 The Rivalry FCS 1884 Lafayette Most played series in college football[63]
Minnesota-Wisconsin 1907 Paul Bunyan's Axe FBS 1890 Wisconsin Most played series in FBS[62]
Clemson-South Carolina 1909 Palmetto Bowl FBS 1896 Clemson
North Carolina State-Wake Forest 1910 NC State-Wake Forest rivalry FBS 1895 NC State
Oklahoma-Oklahoma State[66][67] 1910 Bedlam Series FBS 1904 Oklahoma
Kansas-Kansas State[68] 1911 Sunflower Showdown FBS 1902 Kansas
Wabash-DePauw[69] 1911 Monon Bell Div. III 1890 Wabash
Iowa State-Kansas State[70] 1917 Farmageddon FBS 1917 Iowa State
Michigan-Ohio State 1918 The Game FBS 1897 Michigan
Dartmouth-Cornell 1919 Cornell-Dartmouth football rivalry FCS 1900 Dartmouth
North Carolina-Virginia[71] 1919 South's Oldest Rivalry FBS 1892 North Carolina
Penn-Cornell 1919 Trustees' Cup FCS 1893 Penn
Purdue-Indiana 1920 Old Oaken Bucket FBS 1891 Purdue
Note: The NCAA also lists as "continuous" the following rivalries interrupted by gaps during war years: North Carolina-Virginia (1910-16, 1919-current); Mississippi-Mississippi State (1915-42, 1944-current); Auburn-Georgia (1919-42, 1944-current); Tennessee-Kentucky (1919-42, 1944-current).[62] Other rivalries were also interrupted during war years, for example: Harvard-Yale (1897-1916, 1919-43, 1945-present); Princeton-Yale (1876-1916, 1919-43, 1945-present); Miami-Cincinnati (1909-42, 1945-present); and Oregon-Oregon State (1912-1942, 1945-present).

Longest interrupted NCAA college football rivalries

Following are the NCAA Division I and II series that continued for the most consecutive seasons before being interrupted. Seven of the ten series on this list are interrupted rivalries from the old Big Eight Conference.

Series Continuous
years
Length NCAA Div. First meeting Notes / reason for interruption
Nebraska-Kansas[62] 1906-2010 105 years FBS 1892 Longest continuous series in FBS until ended in 2010
Ended by NU's move to Big Ten
Texas-Texas A&M[62] 1915-2011 97 years FBS 1894 Ended by A&M's move to SEC
Oklahoma-Kansas[62] 1903-1997 95 years FBS 1903 Longest continuous series in FBS until annual play ended in 1997
Ended by advent of Big 12 divisional play
Annual play resumed in 2011 with end of Big 12 divisional play
Missouri-Kansas[62] 1919-2011 93 years FBS 1891 Ended by MU's move to SEC
Missouri-Iowa State[62] 1919-2011 93 years FBS 1896 Ended by MU's move to SEC
Nebraska-Iowa State[72] 1921-2010 90 years FBS 1896 Ended by NU's move to Big Ten
Nebraska-Kansas State[73] 1922-2010 89 years FBS 1911 Ended by NU's move to Big Ten
Nebraska-Missouri[74] 1922-2010 89 years FBS 1892 Ended by NU's move to Big Ten
Ohio State-Illinois[75] 1914-2002 89 years FBS 1902 Ended by Big Ten's change to non-round robin scheduling
Presbyterian-Newberry[76][77] 1919-2006 88 years Div. II 1913 Ended by Presbyterian's move to Division I

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The list only shows games that have an associated popflock.com resource article for either the name of the game or the trophy. Other series have been played more times than games listed here that have no popflock.com resource article. For example, in the FBS, Washington State and Oregon State have played more than 100 times, and in the FCS, Harvard and Brown have played over 100 times.

References

  1. ^ Idaho returned to FCS in 2018, joining the Big Sky Conference.
  2. ^ "Winsipedia College Football Database Minnesotata v. Wisconsin". Winsipedia. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Alabama State and Tuskegee no longer meet in the Turkey Day Classic, but beginning in 2017 meet in the Marion Nine Invitational Labor Day Classic.
  4. ^ "Akron to Open 2020 Football Season with Youngstown State". University of Akron Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Kelley, Kevin (April 22, 2019). "Indiana State to host Lindenwood in 2020, play at Ball State in 2023". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Kelley, Kevin (August 12, 2019). "WKU to play at Georgia in 2026, host EKU in 2024". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Next meeting September 19, 2020.
  8. ^ Next meeting October 31, 2020.
  9. ^ Kelley, Kevin (April 10, 2019). "Syracuse adds Colgate to 2020 football schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Next meeting September 5, 2020.
  11. ^ Key to the city first awarded in 2012.
  12. ^ "Fox Sports Detroit To Televise 2019 Anchor-Bone Classic Live From Top Taggart Field". Ferris State Bulldogs. August 29, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ Rivalry ended after the 2008 season, when Western Washington cut its football program in January 2009.
  14. ^ Rivalry ended after the 2006 season, with Presbyterian moving to Division I FCS in 2007.
  15. ^ Coal Miners Pail Trophy first awarded in 2009.
  16. ^ "Florida Tech Panthers Welcome Coastal Classic Rival West Florida for Homecoming Game". spacecoastdaily.com. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Huskies, Bulldogs set for battle in Duluth". St. Cloud State University Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Football Heads To Pitt State For Miners Bowl". Missouri Southern State University Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ Miner's Cup first awarded in 2002.
  20. ^ Niagara Cup first awarded in 2004.
  21. ^ Rivalry ended after the 2017 season, with North Alabama moving to Division I FCS in 2018.
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