[Guest post by DRJ]
Florida beat Alabama 31-20 to win the SEC title. Not much of a surprise there and I think Florida will beat OU if they end up as the Final Two. In regional action, USC beat UCLA 28-7, no doubt disappointing some of Patterico’s California fans.
This made me wonder about rivalries in the same geographic area. I generally know how people will react to Texas colleges. Alumni like their colleges but beyond that there are signs that indicate which school fans will root for. People who like Fort Worth and West central Texas usually prefer TCU, West Texans like Texas Tech, and Dallas/East Texas fans like SMU. Rural and small town folks often like Texas A & M while urbanites prefer UT.
Are there similar signs that differentiate USC from UCLA fans? And what about other states where there are several teams that divide loyalties?