It’s true. SEC student sections are rowdy, loud and often liquored up. Some wave pom-poms and yell Rammer Jammer down your throat, and some are just plain brutal to visit as a fan of the opposing team.
That’s the beauty of home field advantage, right?
ESPN recently ranked the top student sections in the SEC based on ‘size, in-game antics and crowd volume’, and here is their top five. You can read their full article here.
4. Texas A&M
I would bump up Texas A&M to No. 2 and remove Florida completely, at least for the time being. Florida’s student section struggled to get to noon games, and except for the boo birds, Florida’s student section was as quiet as a mouse for several home games in 2013.
Here’s how my top five would look:
2. Texas A&M
5. South Carolina
I would throw South Carolina in the top five, mainly because they own the country’s longest home winning streak at 18 games. That doesn’t happen without a thriving crowd and loud student section. Tennessee and Florida have every right to be on this list, but a big proponent of getting rabid student sections is winning football games, something neither program did in 2013. Another underrated fan base is Mississippi State. They may have more than enough to yell for in 2014.
Prior to the start of 2013, ESPN ranked student sections on a national scale, and some of them were particularly interesting.
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