The cliches are all true.
In Alabama, the Iron Bowl is a heated topic of discussion 365 days a year. The rivalry can split families, break hearts and make dreams come true.
There are many great rivalries in college football, but none quite like the Iron Bowl. Roll Tide! War Eagle! Or is it War Eagle, Roll Tide?
Ahead of the college football season, The Associated Press asked its panel of voters in the Top 25 poll what are the nation's best rivalries.
The full list of top rivalries.
Crimson Tide leads series 42-35-1.
2) Ohio State-Michigan.
Wolverines lead series 58-45-6.
Midshipmen lead series 58-49-7.
Longhorns lead 60-44-5
5) Mississippi-Mississippi State
Rebels lead 59-45-6.
Utes leads 57-34-4.
Gators lead 34-22-2.
Trojans leads 46-32-7.
Panthers leads 61-40-3
10) Texas-Texas A&M
Longhorns lead 76-37-5.