Which SEC uniform is the most visually appealing?
ESPN.com’s college football roundtable tried to settle that debate on Thursday.
As a part of a series of panel debates on items such as the best stadium and best pregame tradition for each Power 5 conference, the uniform discussion is just another in a long list of college football debates that don’t have definitive answers.
The panel chose LSU as having the best uniform in the SEC, along with Pittsburgh in the ACC, Baylor in the Big 12, Michigan in the Big 10 and Oregon in the Pac-12.
ESPN’s Sam Kahn Jr. gave the rationale for the decision to choose LSU over Alabama, Georgia, Auburn and others:
There are several good choices in the SEC but we on the SEC blog went with LSU’s white jerseys with the gold (or yellow, more accurately) helmet and pants. Alabama’s look (particularly the helmet) is definitely a classic and worthy of consideration but there’s something about the Tigers, who got an exception to the NCAA’s “must wear color at home” uniform rule granted in 1995 when then-head coach Gerry DiNardo was determined to restore their uniform tradition. Maybe it’s because they’ve played so many memorable games on Saturday nights in Death Valley wearing that particular uniform (when at home, they now only wear whites for the home opener or SEC games), maybe it’s the fierce Tiger head under the letters L-S-U on the side of the helmet or the purple-and-gold stripes on each shoulder but the Tigers’ whites are appealing to us.
It is hard to argue against the LSU look, as it has been worn in so many key matchups throughout the years.
Along with Michigan and Pittsburgh, it is one of the “classic” look the panel chose during the discussion. They split the decision 3-2 in favor of classic vs. modern uniforms, opting to go with more trendy looks from Baylor and Oregon instead of classics like Texas and USC in the Big 12 and Pac-12.