Experts weigh in on the SEC's best college towns
Which SEC program has the best college town?
Every fan has his or her own differing opinion, and it’s usually based on incredible — or not so incredible — experiences during football season.
AthlonSports polled 12 college football experts in an attempt to identify the Southeastern Conference’s best college town.
The Music City, home to Vanderbilt, won the voting, and here is the blurb from the website:
Nashville, Tenn. There may not be a hotter city in the nation than the 615. An exploding food and rock music scene have only added to the historic charm and excitement of Music City, USA. Vandy is located just outside of downtown and doesn’t add too much to the city but West End (where the campus is located), like every surrounding borough, has grown exponentially over the last decade. A cultural hub of the Southeast, there is literally something for everyone in this exploding it-city. Nashville was voted first or second in the SEC by eight of the 12 experts.
Here are the final results, ranked 1-14:
1. Nashville, Tennessee (Vanderbilt Commodores)
2. Athens, Georgia (Georgia Bulldogs)
3. Oxford, Mississippi (Ole Miss Rebels)
4. Knoxville, Tennessee (Tennessee Volunteers)
5. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (LSU Tigers)
6. Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Alabama Crimson Tide)
7. Auburn, Alabama (Auburn Tigers)
8. Columbia, Missouri (Missouri Tigers)
9. Lexington, Kentucky (Kentucky Wildcats)
10. College Station, Texas (Texas A&M Aggies)
11. Gainesville, Florida (Florida Gators)
12. Fayetteville, Arkansas (Arkansas Razorbacks)
13. Columbia, South Carolina (South Carolina Gamecocks)
14. Starkville, Mississippi (Mississippi State Bulldogs)
How would you rank the SEC’s best college towns? Let us know in the comments.