Realignment Killed The BCS Rivalry

Source: Mark Schlabach / ESPN

The controversial Bowl Championship Series is far from perfect, but it has had its moments in the past 16 seasons.

The BCS brought us Vince Young magic, Boise State creativity, SEC dominance, Ohio State futility and, of course, plenty of controversy.

But the most egregious change in the BCS era was conference realignment and the end of many of college football’s most traditional rivalries. Plenty of famous rivalries have ended in the past two decades: Penn State vs. Pittsburgh, Texas vs. Texas A&M, Arkansas vs. Texas and Nebraska vs. Oklahoma, among others.

They were the games college football fans circled on their calendars before every season. Now they’ve been erased, and many fans think that’s because of money and greed.

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