T he AP provides some opinions about the best college football towns. You can read the entire story below, but here are some towns of interest and what the AP had to say about them. So what do you think about the list? What town
1) ATHENS, GA. The residents might not be in the best of moods these days, with their beloved Georgia Bulldogs slumping, but Athens is still the coolest town in the Southeastern Conference. Famous for its music scene, R.E.M. and the B-52s have Athens roots, Athens is bicyclist-friendly and home to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
From the panel: “Catch a quirky live band and then grab a drink at a place that’s changed names three times since the last time you were there.” Travis Haney, The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier.
7) GAINESVILLE, FLA. The birth place of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Gainesville does Southern/Country Rock as well as any place in the country. And it’s almost always cutoff jean shorts weather in Gator country.
9) OXFORD, MISS. Home of the Ole Miss Rebels, the Courthouse Square, and William Faulkner.
From the panel: “The Grove is Just Outstanding. So outstanding that it makes the entire trip worthwhile without going anywhere else.” — De Armond.
And last one before the entire story is not an SEC school but it is an interesting choice.
11) CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. The home of founding fathers Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Jefferson also founded the University of Virginia and was heavily involved in its design. His plantation manor, Monticello, is a few miles from where the Cavaliers play. (See all 12 selections below.)