Belly up to the bar for one of the most common debates around college football. Which towns are the greatest, especially in the SEC? Sports Illustrated took a stab at it with its ranking of “College Football’s Greatest College Towns.”

Several of the main factors SI used to determine its rankings were environment, landscape, food and drink offerings and culture and music scenes. The publication chose “picturesque” Madison, Wisconsin as its top choice, in part because, “the Terrace at Memorial Union on campus at the University of Wisconsin might be the most delightful spot in the Midwest — at least four months out of the year.”

For Athens, that includes common and popular reasons, such as, “80 bars in a single square mile, Athens has more bars per capita than any other city in the United States. And when drinking there, you can feel the truth of that statement. On top of that, you’re going to be drinking great beer—the city is home to an emerging craft brewery scene. The food is great—go to Mama’s Boy for breakfast—as is the music scene. R.E.M., the Drive-By Truckers, the B-52s and Widespread Panic all made their names in Athens.”

In Columbia, Missouri, SI appreciated “one of the more unique architectural touches on a college campus, the Columns, which are six limestone columns that survived an 1894 fire that destroyed the building to which they’d been attached. But beyond the weird beauty of that campus landmark, Columbia boasts a vibrant art scene. The Blue Note, a local music venue, attracts a solid lineup each year, as does the Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival every fall. And there’s plenty of good food to choose from: Booches for burgers, Shakespeare’s for pizza, and Addison’s for what might be the country’s most unique nachos.”

This is how SI ranks the SEC towns on the list:

2. Athens, Georgia
5. Columbia, Missouri
7. Oxford, Mississippi
8. Knoxville, Tennessee
9. College Station, Texas