Rivalries bring out some of the most exciting, intense and (sometimes) heartbreaking moments in college sports.

Duke-North Carolina in basketball. Auburn-Alabama in football. Countless others — from the Apple Cup in Washington to the Crosstown Shootout in Cincinnati, from the Little Brown Jug in the North to any number of Lone Star Showdowns — help make college athletics what they are.  

But rivalries, and the history and traditions that accompany them, go beyond these well-known showdowns. Here are 11 college sports rivalries you may not know about.

Pick a side. Wisely.

UC Santa Barbara vs. Cal Poly

Known as the Blue-Green rivalry, this battle between UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly was established in the fall of 2012. UCSB and Cal Poly first met on the football field in 1921 and became rivals years later when both became members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The schools, located about 100 miles from each other along the central coast of California, battle it out each year in various sports. They’re even hoping to have a trophy in the future, but, for now, bragging rights will have to do. The winner of every regular season match in head-to-head competition receives a point for the school, with the most points resulting in the official winner. One of the most popular events for this rivalry is in men’s soccer, when fans pack the stands to watch the Mustangs and Gauchos duel.