Coach: Alabama’s Nick Saban. He’s the only coach in the modern era to have won two national championships at two different schools. The question now: How many more will he win?
Facilities: Alabama. This is a close one with LSU. But when you combine everything, including the recent stadium renovations, Alabama wins out.
Fans: South Carolina. Undyingly loyal, the South Carolina fans continue turning out in big numbers to see the Gamecocks play no matter how good, bad or mediocre the football team is on a yearly basis.
Game day atmosphere: LSU. Those first few notes blaring across campus from the LSU band are enough to give you chills. In short, there’s nothing quite like a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. The only thing that’s close is the tailgating before the game.