Football Scoop, a website typically known for covering college football coaching searches, released a comprehensive list of the best team nicknames in the country, crowning the Arkansas Razorbacks as not only the best name in the Southeastern Conference but in the entire nation as well.

Inspired by the colorful team names throughout the World Cup, the website decided to develop its own ranking system based mostly on originality and versatility. Football Scoop searched for nicknames that set schools apart from the pack. They also were partial to nicknames that are capable of branching out to other nicknames such as Green Bay Packers/Pack and San Francisco 49ers/Niners.

Zach Barnett, the creator of the ranking system, began by ranking each FBS school relative to the peers within its own conference before pitting the top-10 names in America against each other. In the SEC, Barnett rated the order as follows - Arkansas Razorbacks, Tennessee Volunteers, Alabama Crimston Tide, South Carolina Gamecocks, Florida Gators, Ole Miss Rebels, Texas A&M Aggies, Missouri Tigers, LSU Tigers, Vanderbilt Commodores, Georgia Bulldogs, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Auburn Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats.

Arkansas not only stood atop the SEC but also finished No. 1 in Barnett’s final top 10 rankings, edging out the Kansas Jayhawks, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tennessee Volunteers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, North Carolina Tar Heels, Arizona State Sun Devils, Florida State Seminoles, Ohio State Buckeyes and Texas Longhorns, in that order.

“What you’ve got here is an sonic masterpiece. Arkansas has named itself after an animal no one else dared choose yet is still highly deadly (get yourself in an Oklahoma drill with a feral pig and see how you come out). They chose a compound word that is two rough, action sounds put together — and then picked a nickname to the nickname that is another word altogether. Bravo,” Barnett said of the Razorbacks’ nickname.

The University of Arkansas didn’t always claim the Razorbacks name, though. Instead, Arkansas’ athletic teams were known as the Cardinals during the schools beginning years in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. It wasn’t until 1909 when head football coach Hugo Bezdek coined the name that Arkansas would adopt all those years since. Following a 7-0 season, the Hall of Fame coach stated that his squad performed “like a wild band of Razorback hogs.” The very next season, the school ditched the Cardinals for the Razorbacks, adding the Hog Call a decade or so later.

The campus, city of Fayetteville, fanbase and athletic program all reflect how special and exclusive it is to be an Arkansas Razorback. It’s impossible to understand until one experiences it first-hand. Many Arkansas coaches have used and will continue to utilize the uniqueness of the name in recruiting pitches and motivational speeches stating, “There are dozens of Lions, Tigers and Bears, but in all of college athletics there is only one Razorback.”