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The hater's guide to Rivalry Week

From petty feuds to genuine hate, this is college football's best week. Here are the iconic moments and unforgettable quotes from the game's top rivalries.

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Ranking the rivalry games by playoff impact

The stakes are always high in season-ending rivalry games, but this year, rivals are standing in the way of three Power 5 teams looking to go undefeated.

Top Headlines

Michigan-Ohio State

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Why the stakes have never been higher for Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh

For the Wolverines, a win means a likely CFP berth and long-awaited revenge. For the Buckeyes, it will change the story of a chaotic season.

The Belichick-approved defensive mind of Michigan's Don Brown

"There's no better coach I've ever been around," Jim Harbaugh says of the 63-year-old Brown, a New Englander he found thanks to a tip from the Patriots coach.

Where we stand

Week 12 in the books

Power 5 conference power rankings

Find out how every Power 5 team stacks up against conference foes after 12 weeks of competition.

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Power Rankings: Statement wins for Washington State, UCF

The Cougars and Knights moved past some traditional powers after impressive victories.

College football bowl projections after Week 12

Week 12 forced several moves in our experts' bowl predictions. See where your favorite team could be heading.

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College football pranks

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  • The day MIT won the Harvard-Yale game

    In 1982, during the middle of The Game between rivals Harvard and Yale, a third player entered the game when MIT students pulled the greatest prank in college football history.