Clemson University has held on to the title of the school with the "South's Best Tailgate" in the second-annual contest held by Southern Living. Louisiana State University took third place and Oklahoma State University took second. View the full story on

To celebrate the rich tradition of pre-game celebrations, editors at Southern Living named the top 15 Southern schools with the most spirited tailgates and let readers determine the winner. From August 16 to September 30, fans cast more than 400,000 votes for their home teams online and via smartphone. Reigning champion Clemson clinched the title again this year.

Southern Living chose the 15 finalists based on the following criteria:

• Most Spirited: Schools that turn "fan" into "fanatic."

• Traditionalists: Schools renowned for game-day rituals.

• Powerhouses: Southern schools with a history of winning on and off the field (the most bowl victories).

• Style Setters: From sundresses to cake stands, these schools showcase true splendor in the grass.