My colleague at ESPN.com, Pat Forde, has come up with his red-hot rivalries from around the country heading into the 2009 season, and not surprisingly, four SEC matchups are among his top 10.
He has Florida vs. Tennessee No. 2, Florida vs. Georgia No. 3, Alabama vs. LSU No. 5 and Arkansas vs. Ole Miss No. 9.
In keeping with the SEC theme, here’s my list of the hottest rivalries in this league as we point toward the 2009 season:
1. Tennessee at Florida, Sept. 19: