The Reitz vs Mater Dei rivalry has been selected as one of the top football rivalries for 2013. The second annual Best High School Football Rivalry competition begins Nov. 18, and this time, there is even more competition.
USA TODAY High School Sports selected five high school football rivalries in each state and Washington, D.C. after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise. From there, the fans will decide which rivalry emerges from a list of 255 – more than 100 more rivalries overall than a year ago.
This year’s best rivalry competition will end Dec. 18 after three rounds of voting. The 51 state winners – each state plus D.C. – advance to one of eight regionals. The winners of the eight regions, along with two wild cards, move onto a final round of 10.
The winning rivalry receives a cash price to be split evenly between the two schools, with other cash prizes going to all of the national finalists.
USA TODAY High School Sports begins its Best High School Football Rivalry competition at 12 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 18 with 255 coaches – five per state and Washington D.C. – in the state round, which ends at 12 p.m. ET Nov. 27. The 51 winners will advance to the second round, where they will be divided among eight regions. The regional round will begin at 12 p.m. ET Dec. 2 and ends at 12 p.m. ET Dec. 10. The eight winners – along with the two highest vote-getters that did not win a regional – advance to a national round, which begins at 12 p.m. ET Dec. 11 and ends at 12 p.m. ET Dec. 18.
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