The rivalry between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State University Buckeyes is in a league of its own. Not only is it arguably the greatest, most heated rivalry in college football, but it may also be the best sports rivalry in the entire world.
“The Game” has been played every year since 1918. It almost always has major ramifications in the Big Ten standings. In today’s Big Ten landscape, the matchup often decides which team will represent the East Division in the conference championship game, and whether the conference will have a representative in the College Football Playoff.
The rivalry has produced several instant classics including the “Snow Bowl” and the “Game of the Century.” It’s featured multiple Heisman Trophy winners and some of the greatest coaches in college football history. Both teams have experienced a stretch of down years, which occurred at different times. But Ohio State and Michigan are once again two of the premier college football programs in the country.