Making this list was extremely hard and this will be sure to bring up debate. Auburn fans will have different opinions about which rolling of the oaks was the best, but here are my top five.
*This does not include the massive rolling that took place last weekend for "the final roll."
No. 5—Punt 'Bama Punt, 1972
This was well before my time, but it is impossible to leave out the rolling that gets a lot of the credit for starting what was one of the best traditions in all of college football.
Auburn went up to Legion Field and shocked No. 2 Alabama, 17-16. The upset ruined any chances that the Tide had at a national championship.
With the Tide leading 16-3 late in the fourth quarter, two blocked punts by Auburn put the Tigers on top, 17-16.
I'm sure all of the toilet paper in Auburn was used that night to adorn the intersection.
No. 4—1989 Iron Bowl
Alabama visited Auburn for the very first time in 1989. After years of playing at the old Legion Field in Birmingham, which might as well have been a home game every year for the Tide, No. 11 Auburn welcomed No. 2 Alabama to Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time.
As you can imagine, the atmosphere was unlike any other.
Auburn was no longer held down by Alabama and stood as the Tide's equal. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye likened it to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Toomer's oaks were embellished with toilet paper on that monumental day.
No.3—2006 upset of the Florida Gators
In the modern era of Auburn football, some of the best games have come against the Florida Gators. In 2006, it was no different. The eventual national champions, led by Urban Meyer, visited the Plains to take on former head coach Tommy Tuberville and the Tigers.
The Auburn defense stiffened up in the second half and a Tre Smith blocked punt put Auburn up for good. The Tigers won 27-17. What ensued at Toomer's Corner afterwards was pure chaos.
No. 2—2010 Iron Bowl
After trailing 24-0 at one point during the first half, the second-ranked Auburn Tigers stormed back to defeat the Crimson Tide inside the walls of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Led by Cam Newton and a stingy run defense, the Alabama offense never got going in the second half, scoring only a field goal. The game came to be known simply as, "28-27."
With many students away from campus the week prior for Thanksgiving break, those who didn't go to Tuscaloosa joined Auburn fans in downtown Auburn to watch the game. When the clock ticked down to zero, a "reverse Rammer Jammer" echoed through Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Back home on the Plains, Auburn fans flooded the streets.
No one knew it at the time, but it was this game that created the fanatical actions of an Alabama fan to seek redemption by killing the oaks.
No. 1—BCS National Championship
Even though the 2010 BCS National Championship Game was held in Glendale, Ariz., it might as well have been a home game weekend in Auburn.
RV's and thousands of fans made the trip to the Plains just so they could be at Toomer's Corner to celebrate should the Tigers win.
The Tigers won, and until last weekend, the oaks had never been rolled so heavily.