Auburn rated better college town than Tuscaloosa in new ranking

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Tigers fans have something to gloat about this offseason.

Magazine Southern Living released its list of the top 20 college towns in the American South, and it certainly thought highly of Auburn, Alabama — the ranking had Auburn as the third best college town in the South, beating out the seventh-ranked Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Here is what the magazine had to say about Auburn’s campus:

“Called the ‘loveliest village on the Plains,’ the Alabama town attracts attention these days for its burgeoning food scene, which celebrates everything from slow-smoked brisket at Bow & Arrow to steamed bao buns at The Irritable Bao. And you can’t talk about Auburn without mentioning its penchant for rolling Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper after any home victory. Homesick Tigers can even catch a glimpse of the beloved block at any given moment via a live web stream.”

SEC-rival Alabama was praised for its Saturday atmosphere for football games and its budding food scene as well.

Auburn’s campus wasn’t the highest-ranked SEC school in the South according to the list, however. Another Tigers rival, Georgia, took the top spot for its campus in Athens, Georgia — the list praised Athens’ legendary music scene and its food scene as well.

The Tigers will have the chance to prove that more than just their campus is superior when they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide for the annual Iron Bowl showdown on Nov. 26 this year.

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