Geaux Tigers!

College football is here! Almost as important as what happens on the field, is what happens outside of the stadium before the coin toss. Tailgating is a big deal in college sports and some certainly know how to put on a party. Earlier this summer, 247 Sports put out a list of the 25 Best College Tailgates.

These schools have some serious territory to defend this upcoming season.

According to their Insider, a good tailgate begins with great atmosphere and, of course, the fans. Pre-game parties also have signature food, pregame traditions and a well-stocked bar. Good weather throughout the season doesn't hurt either.

LSU takes the top sport on this list.

The SEC is known for its hardcore football teams and fans, so it's no surprise to see the Tigers in this position. 247 Sports praised LSU for its tailgating delishes (gumbo and jambalaya for the win) and also noted that tailgating for a Saturday football game begins on Friday. With LSU's opening game in a neutral spot this Sunday, I'm willing to bet that this great atmosphere is prepared to travel.

Here are the top 25...

1. LSU
2. South Carolina
3. Ole Miss
4. North Dakota State
5. Tennessee
6. Iowa
7. Ohio State
8. TCU
9. Alabama
10. Clemson
11. Oklahoma
12. USC
13. Washington
14. Georgia
15. Virginia Tech
16. Auburn
17. Florida State
18. Penn State
19. Texas Tech
20. San Diego State
21. Florida
22. Utah
23. Notre Dame
24. West Virginia
25. Army West Point