The 2019 college football season sits fewer than 10 days away. That’s right, the newest season of college football is nearly here and we couldn’t be any more excited.
We’re not alone.
To help celebrate the upcoming season, Sports Illustrated compiled a list of the best traditions in college football. SI named the top-10.
Before we dive into No. 1, let’s just say there are a few notable omissions from the list. First things first, Iowa owns the best new tradition in college football. “The Wave” recognizes young cancer patients in their fight as thousands of fans wave.
When Miami’s “turnover chain” makes the list, but not “The Wave” we’ve got a problem.
Okay, we’ll digress.
According to Sports Illustrated, Oklahoma’s Sooner Schooner is the best tradition in college football.
Just before every game, two horses named Boomer and Sooner (because, of course) lead the trusty old Studebaker Conestoga wagon on the field. OU gets its nickname from those who snuck into the Oklahoma territory before they were actually allowed, hence “sooners,” and the RUF/NEKS, Oklahoma’s all-male spirit squad, have ridden the Schooner for 45 years.
Clemson’s Howard’s Rock and Ohio State’s “Dotting the i” came in at No. 2 and 3 respectively.
You can see the full list here.