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The best SEC cities for sports fans

As a prelude to the coming 2013 football season, The Movoto Real Estate Blog has ranked the SEC cities for sports fans. Mississippi teams did pretty well, with both Mississippi State and Ole Miss finishing in the top five.

Here are the winners and losers:

  1. University of Alabama
  2. Mississippi State University
  3. Louisiana State University
  4. University of Mississippi
  5. Texas A&M University
  6. University of Missouri
  7. University of Georgia
  8. University of Florida
  9. University of Tennessee
  10. Auburn University
  11. University of Arkansas
  12. University of South Carolina
  13. University of Kentucky
  14. Vanderbilt University

If you're wondering about the criteria used, here it is:

  • Tailgating
  • Sports bar per capita
  • Sports radio stations per capita
  • Total conference titles (football, basketball, baseball)
  • Total national championships (football, basketball, baseball)
  • Total number of students vs. a city's population
  • Wins over rival (football)
  • Wins over rival (basketball)
  • Average fan attendance vs. arena capacity (football)
  • Average fan attendance vs. arena capacity (basketball

For more info, check out the Movoto Blog.

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