It's almost as important as the game itself.
What would college football be without the ubiquitous and traditional tailgater?
Tailgating is something every college football is intimately familiar with, and every fanbase—and sometimes different elements within the fanbase—has different ideas about what makes a tailgate truly epic.
We thought about what would happen if we could somehow take the best tailgating elements from around the nation and combine them into one, awesome, ultimate tailgate.
So what elements did we pick?
Here's our list of the best of the best elements of college football tailgating from around the nation.