We live in a world of hashtags, the uniting social media glue that allows us to congregate and rally under one simple premise.

The SEC supplies many of college football’s greatest hashtags, as well as some that are less inspiring. The best ones incorporate terms native to their respective schools and their rich cultures and history. The weaker ones get lost under the weight of their own mediocrity or complexity.

Here are a few of the top SEC hashtags.



It’s classic and unmistakably Alabama. The hashtag “RammerJammer” is also acceptable, if not interchangeable.


Auburn’s #WarEagle hashtag has to be the most intimidating of them all, simply by the connotation of marrying the words “war” and “eagle” together. It’s also the place you find amazing news such as the return of Sani Freeze ice cream and it’s fabled “The Flush.”


The third “O” in “Wooo” encapsulates the Arkansas war cry quite nicely. It’s also the battle cry that Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema was basically born to bellow.


The French-ified version of “geaux” creates a nice, indigenous feel that’s unique to the bayou and its resident LSU Tigers football program.


Mississippi State’s #HailState suggests a certain power and loyal dedication to the Bulldogs. It also sets itself up for a few wayward puns, such as #FailState, but those can be drowned out. The hashtag #Cowbell could also be used, but a Twitter search of the term reveals more Will Ferrell clips than Dak Prescott.


The etymology of Ole Miss’ “Hotty Toddy” exclamation confounds opposing fans, but it’s the essential mantra of all things Rebels in Oxford. As far as hashtags go, #HottyToddy is about as SEC as you can get.


By the time you notice that the spurs are up, it’s likely too late to fend off the angry Gamecock. And, no, we’re not talking about new South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp. South Carolina’s #SpursUp hashtag offers a ferociousness that’s, fortunately, contained to an online arena but sets a nice tone.


Yes, Tennessee is a landlocked state, but that doesn’t prevent Vanderbilt from flawlessly adapting a naval theme. The NCAA barred the Commodores from donning jerseys with the school’s “Anchor Down” motto in lieu of last names emblazoned across the back after doing so in a 2014 contest against Temple. Still, “Anchor Down” lives on in Vandy lore, particularly in hashtag form.


These teams’ hashtags are on the tepid side. At least the schools, players, coaches and fans know how to make them intriguing.

#GoGators or #Gators

Yes, Gainesville is home to the lone Power 5 conference school dubbed the “Gators.” But the hashtag #GoGators falls on the bland side and is rather uninspiring. The tag #GatorChomp helps matters but not enough to pull Florida up into the best bracket.


Texas A&M could — and does — go with the #12thMan hashtag. But Aggie Nation shares the twitterverse with the Seattle Seahawks, who don’t care that A&M originated and perfected the phrase … and corresponding loudness. But the #TAMU hashtag is about as boring as they come and, instead, sounds like a failed name for a Sea World orca or a knock-off cough syrup made in the basement bathtub of some guy in College Station.


From an auditory perspective, it’s difficult to discern whether the hashtag #Vols is referencing the Tennessee football team or the furry rodents that tear your backyard asunder. Sure, the hashtag is short and allots for 135 extra characters in which to profess your love, or disdain, for Volunteer football. But on the whole, #Vols comes up short in the interesting department. A better hashtag is #RockyTop, but it’s not always conducive when crafting a tweet.


Nothing particularly makes Missouri’s #Mizzou hashtag stand out. You’ll find plenty of tweets regarding the Tigers’ football squad, but the hashtag will also devolve into topics off the gridiron pertaining to the Show Me State. For instance, the hashtag is dominated toward the end of July with comments (99.9 percent of them negative) about Democratic vice president nominee Tim Kaine, a Missouri alum who is a self-confessed Kansas fan.


It’s not good when you need to Google #BBN just to make sure you got it correct. Kentucky might be Big Blue Nation in Lexington, but in the online community, #BBN instead feels like an inside joke shared only amongst Wildcats fans.

#DGD or #UGA

Your hashtag isn’t terrific if you need to explain its meaning to outsiders. The Georgia handle #DGD falls into that category. “Damn Good Dawgs” is a great term, but it loses effect in the abbreviated hashtag form. Plus, it doesn’t take long before #DGD tweets begin traveling away from the subject of Georgia football. The hashtag #UGA gets you deeper into Bulldogs territory but lacks an aesthetic quality.

That said, there’s a lot of good people getting recognized on the #DGD and, at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.

That, and countdowns to Week 1.