Tailgating is as much a part of college football as Lou Holtz, marching bands and SEC championships.
No trip to the game is complete without at least a few hours spent in pregame revelry.
There are some places where tailgating is not just a precursor to the game, it is also part of the main event, and those experiences are documented here.
Great food, crazy fans, competitions, music and football are all key parts of tailgating, and each school listed here offers its own unique twist on these favorite activities.
The top 20 best tailgating experiences can be found here, stretching across the country from California to Florida and Wisconsin to Texas.