The battle of the soft drinks has been going on for decades, with the reoccurring question of "what's the best soda?" Well, with Quant Ratings, we finally have an answer for you, and you may be surprised who's number 1. The soft drink industry grew at 2.5% per year from 1997-2013, well below GDP growth of 4%. The projection is that the sector will continue to grow less than GDP through 2015. Here are some of the best soft drinks companies TheStreet Quant Ratings says you should consider looking at. Number 3 is The Coca-Cola Company. With a 'B+' rating, the company's strengths can be seen in its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. 2nd is, PepsiCo, Inc. This rating is an 'A-.' PepsiCo thrives in its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Number 1 is Dr Pepper Snapple Group. With an 'A' rating the company flourishes in its revenue growth and notable return on equity. TheStreet Ratings are algorithmic stock picks based on 32 major data points. S&P 500 stocks rated 'buy' yielded a 16-and-a-half-percent return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by more than 300 basis points. For the full reports on these stocks, you can check out TheStreet.com/QuantRatings.