Identifying a “most intense fanbase” is akin to declaring a Game of Thrones death “most gruesome.”
Sure, some are uglier than others, but none are particularly pretty. Nor are any SEC fanbases, to turn a phrase from Jules Winnfield, cool like a bunch of Fonzies.
SEC fans are many things—passionate, excitable, optimistic, and ambitious, among the more positive traits.
Of course, there are times “passion” devolves into things not quite as positive.
Evidence of the passion of SEC fans is ample, from airport turnouts for newly hired coaches to Saturday tailgates.
Today we do our best to determine the fanbases that regularly display the greatest intensity.
Spoiler alert: The comments below will show narrowing this list down to five programs is far from an exact science.