Ranking the best traditions in SEC football

Football just means more in SEC. And that’s due mainly to decades-long traditions that make football in the South ,

more than just something to do on Saturdays in the fall,

From Death Valley to The Plains to Between the Hedges, here are our power rankings of SEC football’s best traditions.

16. "Rocky Top" (Tennessee) It can get annoying to sit through whether at home on TV or in-person, but it’s catchy.

15. Checkerboard Neyland (Tennessee) All traditions have to start somewhere. Tennessee fans checkerboarding Neyland Stadium may be a new one, but it is an incredible sight to see.

14. Cowbells (Mississippi State) As annoying as these may be, you have to give it to the fans at Davis-Wade Stadium. They’re dedicated.

13. Rammer Jammer (Alabama) “Rammer jammer” comes from a defunct student magazine that was published for several decades beginning in the 1920s.

12. Midnight Yell (Texas A&M)

11. The Vol Navy (Tennessee) A floating tailgate outside of Neyland Stadium, the Vol Navy should be on everyone’s bucket list.

10, Uga (Georgia) This is the greatest mascot in all of college football. No team adores its  mascot like the University of Georgia loves Uga.

9. 'Sandstorm' (South Carolina) One of the coolest things you’ll ever see is when “Sandstorm” comes on at Williams-Brice and the whole stadium starts shaking.

8. 'Neck' (LSU) The band’s version was banned by the university in 2010 after fans modified it with some unfriendly lyrics.

7. Calling The Hogs (Arkansas) Arkansas fan or not … how can you not enjoy the classic “Woo Pig Sooooie” at Razorback games?

6. The Grove (Ole Miss)

5. The 12th Man (Texas A&M) “The power of the 12th Man is echoed in the unity, the loyalty and the willingness of Aggies to serve when called to do so.” – TAMU.edu

4. War Eagle (Auburn) We aren’t ones to compliment our neighbors to the east and west often, but we had to give it to the Auburn Tigers here.

3. Light up Sanford (Georgia) A new tradition, one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see is when 92,746 fans light up the Athens night with their cell phones after the third quarter.

2. Rolling Toomer's Corner (Auburn) One of the greatest traditions there is, Toomer’s Corner is maybe the coolest setting in American sports. 

1. World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party (Georgia-Florida) It’s a scene in college football like none other. The drive to Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field for the annual World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.