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College Football Top 10 Games Week 7 (2012)

2012 Oklahoma vs Texas Football Game

The Tickifieds Week 7 GOTW features a huge Big 12 match-up between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns.

If you thought we had some great college football match-ups last week, you better brace yourself as this week is even better.  In the Week 7 Game of the Week (GOTW) we have the #13 Oklahoma Sooners facing the #15 Texas Longhorns.  It’s no secret that this is one of the biggest rivalries in college football.  However, this year the game is even bigger as both teams are in the running for the Big 12 title and a berth in a BCS Bowl game.

Another huge game this week features two of the top teams in the SEC, if not the country.  Ninth ranked LSU will look to rebound after a tough loss to the Florida Gators against the #3 South Carolina Gamecocks.  Last week the Gamecocks absolutely destroyed the #5 Georgia Bulldogs last week.  Baton Rouge will be rocking this weekend!

College Football Top 10 Games Week 7 (2012)

1.  #13 Oklahoma Sooners vs #15 Texas Longhorns

One of the best rivalries in college football…..enough said!

2.  #9 LSU Tigers vs #3 South Carolina Gamecocks

Huge game for these 2 SEC powerhouse programs.  A win for either will solidify their case for a shot at the BCS title game.  A loss and that chance is gone!

3. #7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs #17 Stanford Cardinal

Notre Dame has a chance to further pad their resume with a win over another nationally ranked team.  The question is would they sneak into the top 5?

4. #23 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs #22 Texas A&M Aggies

The undefeated LA Tech Bulldogs will look to add another notch in their belt. Do we have another Boise State program in the making?

5.  BYU Cougars vs #10 Oregon State Beavers

The surprising 10th ranked Beavers will have a tough test in Provo, UT.  BYU is undefeated at home and is 4-2 overall.  Watch out for an upset here!!

6.  Texas Tech Red Raiders vs #5 West Virginia Mountaineers

WVU will be tested against the 4-1 Texas Tech.  Tech only loss of the season came at the hands of #17 Oklahoma.  Should be a great game with a lot on the line!

7.  Iowa State Cyclones vs #6 Kansas State Wildcats

The undefeated K State Wildcats will have their hands full with the 4-1 ISU Cyclones in Ames, IA.  Could be a big upset in the making!

8.  Missouri Tigers vs #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Though Alabama should have no problem defeating Mizzou, they come in at #8 just for being the #1 team in the country.

9.  Virginia Tech Hokies vs Duke Blue Devils

The 5-1 Duke Blue Devils have been a surprise in the ACC.  VA Tech will look to right the ship after 2 straight games to North Carolina and Cincinnati.

10.  #24 Boise State Broncos vs Fresno State Bulldogs

The Mountain West Conference lead is up for grabs as Fresno State will look for an upset of the 24th ranked BSU Broncos.

Top 10 Hottest College Football Tickets (Week 12)

Houston Cougars Football

College football fans and ticket brokers alike have been spoiled the past few weeks with some marquee matchups with major BCS Bowl game implications. These big games received plenty of hype and for anyone marketing NCAA football tickets, it was easy to decide which games to focus your marketing efforts on.  However, some weeks it’s not quite as easy to pick the profitable games.  Lucky for you, we have put together a list of the hottest football games this upcoming weekend (Week 12).  Using our propriatary formula that utilizes page view and search query data from Tickifieds.com and average ticket price from major ticket brokers, we have put together a list of the hottest college football games.

It’s not much of a surprise to see top ranked teams such as LSU, Stanford, Oklahoma State, and Oregon on the list of hottest games this weekend.  However, anyone that has spent time marketing event tickets knows that sometimes the most popular events aren’t necessarily the most profitable.  This late in the season many lesser teams have key matchups that will either solidify their position in the conference championship game or qualify them for a bowl game.  This week is no exception as the #1 game features the Georgia Bulldogs as they look to secure the SEC South championship.  Coming in at #1 is the big Ohio State vs Penn State game- despite all the recent turmoil, Penn State will be looking to lock up the Leaders Division of the Big 10.  Another interesting, yet under-the-radar, game is the Conference USA matchup between Houston and SMU.  The 11th ranked Houston Cougars are the only other team in the nation (besides LSU) that has yet to lose a game.

Check out our list below of the Top 10 Hottest College Football Tickets for week 12.

Top 10 Hottest College Football Tickets

1. Kentucky at Georgia 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $114.58
  • Minimum Ticket: $64.00 Section:610 Row:16
  • Maximum Ticket: $305.00 Section:206 Row:2

2. Penn State at Ohio State 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $247.19
  • Minimum Ticket: $124.00 Section:11C Row:31
  • Maximum Ticket: $950.00 Section:HUNTINGTON CLUB

3. California at Stanford 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $126.62
  • Minimum Ticket: $52.00 Section:240 Row:I
  • Maximum Ticket: $299.00 Section:133 Row:A

4. LSU at Ole Miss 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $102.11
  • Minimum Ticket: $75.00 Section:101 Row:17
  • Maximum Ticket: $195.00 Section:N Row:10

5. SMU at Houston 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $205.00
  • Minimum Ticket: $100.00 Section:201 Row:EE
  • Maximum Ticket: $300.00 Section:223 Row:Y

6. USC at Oregon 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $167.65
  • Minimum Ticket: $70.00 Section:SRO Row:SRO
  • Maximum Ticket: $395.00 Section:11 Row:17

7. Nebraska at Michigan 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $168.17
  • Minimum Ticket: $89.00 Section:16 Row:96
  • Maximum Ticket: $506.00 Section:306 Club Row:8

8. Mississippi State at Arkansas 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $98.47
  • Minimum Ticket: $89.00 Section:40 Row:44
  • Maximum Ticket: $249.00 Section:4 Row:22

9. Oklahoma State at Iowa State 11/18/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $47.92
  • Minimum Ticket: $8.00 Section:Hillside Row:ga
  • Maximum Ticket: $245.00 Section:9 Row:23

10. Boston College at Notre Dame 11/19/2011

  • Average Ticket Price: $129.80
  • Minimum Ticket: $80.00 Section:136 Row:7
  • Maximum Ticket: $275.00 Section:9 Row:48

BCS Championship Race Heats Up!

Oklahoma State BCS Title RunFollowing the “Game of the Century” on Saturday night between the top ranked LSU Tigers and the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide, the BCS Championship picture is becoming a little more clear.  LSU has 3 games remaining on their regular season schedule and will face Western Kentucky, Ole Miss, and the 8th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.  If they can get by the Razorbacks they are almost guaranteed a trip to New Orleans for the BCS National Championship Game as the SEC Championship would be against a relatively weak team from the SEC East (Likely Georgia or South Carolina).

Assuming LSU wins out, the next big question is who will they play for the national title?  Four other college football teams remain undefeated:  #2 Oklahoma State,  #3 Stanford, #5 Boise State, and #9 Houston.  Although the Houston Cougars have one of the best offenses in college football, their strength of schedule pretty much guarantees that they will not have a shot at a national championship.  That leaves 3 teams will a viable chances to face LSU at the Superdome.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule 

The Oklahoma State Cowboys should have no problem taking care of Texas Tech and Iowa State even though those games are on the road.  However, the Bedlam Game against #7 Oklahoma Sooners certainly could foil their BCS Hopes.  That said, OK State is in the best shape to stay undefeated and face LSU for the title.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
11:00AM
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
Friday, November 18, 2011
TBA
Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
Saturday, December 03, 2011
TBA
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

Stanford Cardinal Football Schedule
Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal have a huge game this week against the #6 Oregon Ducks.  It gets a little easier after that with games against Cal and Notre Dame but those games are far from a given.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
5:00PM
Oregon at Stanford
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, November 19, 2011
TBA
California at Stanford
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, November 26, 2011
5:00PM
Notre Dame at Stanford
Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA

Boise State Broncos Football Schedule 
BSU by far has the easiest schedule ahead of them.  They face off against some mediocre WAC talent to close out the season.  With only 1 quality win under their belt (Georgia) it will be next to impossible for the Broncos make the Championship game without both Stanford and OK State losing.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
1:30PM
TCU at Boise State
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Saturday, November 19, 2011
5:00PM
Boise State at San Diego State
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Saturday, November 26, 2011
12:00PM
Wyoming at Boise State
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Saturday, December 03, 2011
TBA
New Mexico at Boise State
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

Top Weekend Events 10/07/11 – 10/09/11

Woo hoo…it’s practically the weekend.

I think, foreseeable future, the Top Weekend Events list should be renamed as The Top College Football Games this Weekend list.  Although, it should be noted and highlighted that a concert made the list this weekend.  Taylor Swift’s Dallas show has attracted much fan interest and people are still clamoring for tickets.

Of note for college football this weekend especially is the Georgia vs. Tennessee game.  This is a big, big game in the SEC East.  If Georgia wins this game, their game with Florida on 10/29 will be a deciding one.  It could potentially decide who wins the division.  Georgia is expected to win this game, but only by a slim margin.

Last weekend, Auburn’s win over South Carolina surprised many; however, neither Auburn nor Arkansas has much of a chance at winning the SEC West title.  That title is pretty firmly in the LSU Tiger’s hands.

The Texas Oklahoma game should be exciting, even though it seems like it’s received ZERO media attention.  Texas is currently ranked 11th in the country, and no one seems to notice.  Oklahoma is expected to win this game, but if Texas were to pull through, that would be huge!

Nebraska vs. Ohio is only considered a big game since it’s a Big 10 matchup.  The OSU Buckeyes have had a pretty poor showing lately, and it shouldn’t be of any surprise if they lose to the Cornhuskers.

And even though Texas Tech may take an early lead, the Texas A&M Aggies should be expected to overthrow the Red Raiders easily.

Top Weekend Events 10/07 – 10/09/2011

1.)    Notre Dame vs. Air Force, Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN – Saturday, October 8th

2.)    Texas vs. Oklahoma, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX – Saturday, October 8th

3.)    Nebraska vs. Ohio State, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE – Saturday, October 8th

4.)    Northwestern vs. Michigan, Ryan Field, Evanston, IL – Saturday, October 8th

5.)    Taylor Swift, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX – Saturday, October 8th

6.)    Clemson vs. Boston, Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC – Saturday, October 8th

7.)    Arkansas vs. Auburn, Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR – Saturday, October 8th

8.)    Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M,  Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX – Saturday, October 8th

9.)   LSU vs. Florida, Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA – Saturday, October 8th

10.) Tennessee vs. Georgia, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN – Saturday, October 8th

Top Weekend Events 09/09-09/11

Well, it’s Thursday.  I totally blew is and forgot about Labor Day and my week’s been all messed up.  So, your Wednesday Top Weekend Events post is coming to you one day late.  Happy Thursday!

The top weekend event is the US Open Tennis – Session 24 which is the Men’s Semifinals.  The US Open has been plagued by rainy conditions.  Top players Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were infuriated with the United States Tennis Association for starting their matches in a light mist yesterday.  Their matches were halted after a mere 15 minutes.  The players stated that they didn’t feel “protected” and that the Association was solely after money.  The four players are rescheduled to play today, weather permitting, and whoever comes over the victor will go on to play this weekend in the Quarterfinals tomorrow and semifinals on Saturday and Sunday.

Of course, not to be out shown, NCAA Football is large and in charge on the top weekend list.  The top game this weekend is Penn State vs. Alabama, which kind of seems like an odd pairing; a Big-Ten team versus an SEC Team.  Alabama is ranked #3 and Penn State at #23.  If Penn State upsets the Crimson Tide, it would be a momentous occasion. 

The Notre Dame vs. Michigan game should be of no surprise to draw huge interest.  Both teams draw huge crowds on their own, but since it’s drivable distance between the two, the interest is even greater. Even more so, this game will be played under the lights of Michigan Stadium and both teams will be wearing retro uniforms.

For your concert news and events, Grace Potter will take the stage this Sunday in Nashville.  Her celebrity has really increased a lot after her discovery by Kenny Chesney on You Tube.  That’s not the bands only claim to fame, they have written many tracks for One Tree Hill, performed at 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival and opened for Dave Matthews Band in 2008.  Keep your eye on Grace Potter and the Nocturnals!

In summation, things to keep your eye on in the coming future NCAA Football (obviously), NFL Football, MLS Soccer, and Jason Aldean.

Top Weekend Events 09/09/2011 – 09/11/2011

1.)    US Open Tennis – Session 24, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing, NY – Saturday, September 10th

2.)    Penn State vs. Alabama, Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA  – Saturday, September 10th

3.)     Notre Dame vs. Michigan, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI – Saturday, September 10th

4.)    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN – Sunday, September 11th

5.)    Texas vs. BYU, DKR Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX – Saturday, September 10th

6.)     Boston College vs. Central Florida, Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL – Saturday, September 10th

7.)    Rice vs. Purdue, Rice Stadium , Houston, TX – Saturday, September 10th

8.)    North Carolina vs. Wake Forest, BBT Field, Winston-Salem, NC – Saturday, September 10th

9.)    Central Arkansas vs. Louisiana Tech, Jose Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA – Saturday, September 10th

10.) Mississippi State vs. Auburn, Jordan-Hare Stadium,  Auburn, AL – Saturday, September 10th