"Are You Ready?"
1. (Tie) Ole Miss
Oxford, Mississippi
| Credit: Robbie Caponetto

Hell Yeah–if you're an Ole Miss fan!

In October 2012 Southern Living launched its first annual The South's Best Tailgate competition to officially determine which school had the region's ultimate pre-game celebration. Your number one pick: Clemson University. The University of Mississippi took second place, and the University of Alabama came in at number three.

Times have changed. Last week, we launched our 2017 South's Best Awards, which recognized your favorites, from cities and small towns to inns and islands. We had one tie for the #1 spot in the South's Best Tailgates category: the Ole Miss Rebels vs the Alabama Crimson Tide. Who's #1? We left it in your hands to make the final call.

And the South's Best Tailgate of 2017 is...

Ole Miss!

Can you hear it now? Countless shouts of "Are You Ready?" followed by a resounding chant of Ole Miss's signature cheer, "Hotty Toddy."

There's always next year, Bama.