So, who is your rival?

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  1. surly

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    Here's how I see it for teams that actually play one another. But I define a rival as the team you least want to lose to rather than who you most want to beat. Because a loss hurts for a long time while a win is mostly a passing emotional high.

    ISU - Iowa
    K-State - Ku
    Ku (although they deny it) - K-State
    OU - Texas
    Texas - OU
    oSu - OU
    TxT - IDK but guessing Texas
    Baylor - TCU
    TCU - Baylor (perhaps Texas)
    WVU (hoops dominates) - Ku
     
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    *who's*
     
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    All your rivals are belong to us.
     
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    ISU-KU for me in basketball, ISU- K-State for me in football, no contest.
     
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    ISU and KU in basketball has been probably the best rivalry over the last 6 years
     
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  7. weR138

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    KU's biggest rival is MethZoo.

    Don't pretend like it's KSU just because they've been split for a little while.
     
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    #8 Cyched, Jun 20, 2018
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    It’s too bad that we lost some pretty damn good rivalries from realignment

    Oklahoma - Nebraska
    Texas - A&M
    WVU- Pitt ( not a big 12 rivalry but that one was pretty heated)

    Edit: forgot KU - Misery
     
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    I can't agree with it being the team you'd least like to lose to.

    If that's the case, Texas Tech and TCU would be ISU's rivals in basketball during their lean years, and KU in football the last several.

    The most intensity for football realistically is between ISU and Iowa, but the team I'd most like to see ISU beat is KSU and it's really not close.

    The most FUN team to watch ISU beat in basketball is KU hands down. Especially if they silence the Phog.

    Actually the team that I'd like ISU and every other Big 12 school to beat badly is Baylor because **** them. After that it's Texas.
     
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    KU for basketball. We are Oklahoma's daddy at the moment but that's not a rivalry yet
     
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    Ah, just saw the edit.

    I remember watching KU-Mizzou football, I think in 2008, in a rainy game. Possibly the hardest hitting game I've seen--players getting laid out all over and the fans were merciless.
     
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    Interestingly, a non-consensus on ISU's rival. There's really zero hate going from EMAW towards ISU, so not sure how that works as a rivalry, Farmegedon maybe. Some were dang cocky going into last year's game. I, obviously, picked Iowa. But could see Ku because both are basketball schools.
     
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    A rivalry has to be felt by both sides. As much as it pains most of us to say it, Iowa fits that bill more than anyone. The dislike runs both ways. That doesn't mean we'd rather beat them than a conference foe, though. Most of us just want a win to shut the other fans up.

    As far as a conference rival, I honestly don't see one. KU doesn't see us as a rival in basketball. Hoiberg made some of their fanbase a little anxious, but that's about it. If I had to name one, I think they enjoy beating KSU more than anyone because they don't want to lose that in-state battleground. With Wichita State asserting themselves, KU doesn't want to be perceived as being 2nd or even third best.

    In terms of football, I don't know any team that considers us as a rival yet. If we can flip the script on KSU, I think they would be our most likely option, but losing 10 in a row does not make a good rivalry.
     
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  17. BillBrasky4Cy

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    STFU! Iowa State had that game won until the refs decided to make several head scratching decisions.
     
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    KSU for me, because of Surly.
     
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