There have been some great weekends for tailgating over the past three weeks, and now most of the AP Top 25 teams are getting into some serious matchups.
It’s Week 4, and by now everyone has gotten at least three tailgating parties under their belts. In other words, they are seasoned.
The pregame jitters still happen, but after a few cold ones you're ready to roll.
Experience comes into play, as well as lessons learned. Food options are expanded, and of course a variety of libations now appear, where before there was only beer.
The polls are fluctuating from week to week, with new teams in and others out. So, too, do our top 20 tailgating experiences vary from week to week.
This week we’re featuring some schools we haven’t looked at before. It’s a combination of first-timers and great games.
Author's Note: Since the original publishing of this article, it was noted by an irate Georgia fan that I had omitted a classic SEC matchup and tailgating game: Georgia vs. Ole Miss. I apologize for this omission as it is a classic game and tailgating at Ole Miss is an experience unto itself. Therefore, this is now the top 21 tailgating games, and Georgia vs. Ole Miss is listed at No. 12.