While not as sought after as a top 10 placement in the AP or Coaches Poll, social media rankings are important to schools trying to reach fans, alumni and donors.
As in football, the SEC also does well with its social media efforts with several schools placing in the top 10 in terms of Facebook likes, Twitter followers and YouTube subscribers according to rankings compiled by SoonerSports.com.
On Facebook, Florida is the top ranked SEC school and number 2 overall with more than a million likes. Alabama placed second in the SEC and fourth overall with over 700,000 likes. Other SEC schools in the Facebook top 25 include Kentucky (No. 5), Georgia (No. 9), Arkansas (No. 16), South Carolina (No. 17), LSU (No. 19) and Tennessee (No. 20).
Alabama leads the SEC and the country on Twitter with over 65,000 followers. Florida (No. 3), Georgia (No. 4), Kentucky (No. 5) and Arkansas (No. 8) are the other SEC teams in the top 10 on Twitter. Other SEC schools making the top 25 are South Carolina (No. 11), Auburn (No. 15) and LSU (No. 20).
The SEC also has a strong following on YouTube. At No. 3, Auburn has the most subscribers of any SEC school with 5,143. Other top SEC teams in terms of YouTube subscribers include LSU (No. 4), Alabama (No. 6), Tennessee (No. 10), South Carolina (No. 14), Texas A&M (No. 18) and Kentucky (No. 21).