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Top 10 Hottest College Football Tickets (Week 13)

arkanas vs LSU footballWhat a wild ride this college football season has been. Just when you think the stars are aligned for the National Championship game, a big upset puts everything back into question. This week we saw Oklahoma State get stunned by little old Iowa State. With the loss, the OK State Cowboys drop to #5 in the nation would need some major breaks to get back into the BCS picture.  The loss also hurts the Oklahoma Sooners chances as a win over an undefeated OK State team would have pretty much guaranteed them a #2 ranking.

The Iowa State upset did help out 2 SEC teams vying to get another shot at LSU.  The Alabama Crimson Tide move back up to #2 in the nation- if they can win out the would pretty much be assured a rematch with LSU.  Their game against the Auburn Tigers this weekend will certainly mean a lot.  The Arkansas Razorbacks also got a rankings boost and now sit at #3.  In our game of the week they get their shot at the unanimous #1 team in the nation.  If they can pull off the upset who knows how the BCS Bowl games will play out.

Another game gathering quite a bit of interest is the Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricanes.  The 11-0 Houston Cougars are sitting at #8 in the nation and are looking to make a case for a birth in a BCS Bowl game.  A win over a pretty good Tulsa team would certainly help make that case.  Tulsa is 8-3 and has only lost to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Boise State.

So now that we thoroughly confused you, let’s take a look at the top college football games this weekend.  This week we have a some pretty good match-ups that will likely have a large impact on the rankings.  Again, these rankings are determined by a formula that utilizes page view and search query data from Tickifieds.com and average ticket price from major ticket brokers.

Top 10 Hottest College Football Tickets

1. Arkansas at LSU
2. Alabama at Auburn
3. Virginia Tech at Virginia
4. Notre Dame at Stanford
5. Penn State at Wisconsin
6. Houston at Tulsa
7. Clemson at South Carolina
8. Georgia at Georgia Tech
9. Ohio State at Michigan
10. Oregon State at Oregon

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

Most Expensive College Football Games-2011 Season

It’s almost that time of year again….college football season!!  This year’s teams are already lining up, getting ready and selling tickets quickly!  Fan loyalty is huge in college football, so that means that devoted fans are will to pay top dollar to see their teams compete.  TiqIQ, a ticket market intelligence site, comprised a list of the highest priced games, to date, for the whole season.

The ticket prices below are from a list generated by TiqIQ that are comprised of the largest tickets resellers including StubHub, ebay and Ticketnetwork.  These are not face value ticket prices.

10.) LSU vs. Alabama, November 5th.  Avg. price $420.93.  Both ranked in Top 5, starting out.

9.) Florida vs. Georgia, October 29th.  Avg. price $423.83 This game has been labeled the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” and is played in Jacksonville, FL every year. This will be the 90th meeting between the two schools and Georgia has come out victorious slightly more than half the time.  This is notable because the Gators have won 17 out of the last 20 games.

8.) Georgia vs. Boise State, September 3rd.   Avg. price $437.91. At Georgia Dome and will draw a huge hometown crowd.  Last year was Georgia’s first losing season since 1996, they’re eager to prove their worth once again.

7.) Notre Dame vs. Michigan, September 10th.  Avg. price $457.07. This series is a classic, played every year since 1978.  This is also an exciting game because it will be the first night game in Michigan Stadium’s history and both teams will be wearing throwback jerseys.

6.) Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, October 1st.   Avg. price $461.19.  Always rivals.  This game will be played at Cowboys stadium.

5.) Ohio State vs. Nebraska, October 8th.  Avg. price $462.97. Nebraska is the new kid in the conference, so this is OSU’s first Big Ten visit to Memorial Stadium which holds the title for the most consecutive sellouts: 311.  The last game not to sell out was in 1962!

4.) Texas vs. Oklahoma, October 8th.  Avg. price: $464.04.  The “Red River Rivalry” lives on!

3.) USC vs. Notre Dame, October 22nd.  Avg. price $509.48.  This rivalry started in 1926, and USC has won the last 8 of 10 games.

2.) Alabama vs. Auburn, November 26th. Avg. price $514.96.  The so-called “Iron Bowl” pits the two in-state teams against each other.  This is also the last regular season game for the two teams.  Alabama was last year’s National Champion and had an undefeated season.  The stakes are high for this game.

1.) LSU vs. Oregon, September 3rd.  Avg. price $560.23.  This game, like the Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, will also be played at Cowboys Stadium.  USA Today ranked Oregon 3rd in the opening season and LSU as 4th.

 

As always, keep checking back at Tickifeds.com fo the BEST tickets prices.

2011 Preseason Big 10 Football Rankings

The 2011 Big 10 Football season promises to be one of the most exciting in recent memory.  The biggest reason for anticipation revolves around the addition of the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the conference.  The former Big 12 football powerhouse should fit in nicely and will form some nice natural rivalries with Wisconsin, Penn State, and The Ohio State University.  This season the Big Ten will bump up to 12 teams.  The 12 teams will be broken into two divisions: The Legends & The Leaders.  The Legends Division will be comprised of Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Northwesterm.  The Leaders Division will feature Ohio State, Illinois, Indiana, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin.

If that wasn’t enough of a change to build up excitement for the upcoming season, the fact that the race for the Big 10 Championship is probably more wide open that ever certainly will.  Perennial favorite, the Ohio State Buckeyes will likely fall back to the pack this year as they lost head coach Jim Tressel and star quarterback Terrelel Pryor to the “TattooGate” scandal.  The likely fall of the OSU program will open the door for several other strong teams such as the Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State Spartans, Penn State Nittany Lions, Northwestern Wildcats, and of course, the new addition Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Although there are a lot of question marks and unknowns at this point in the season, below we rank the top Big 10 College Football Programs.

1.  Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers have been one of the strongest programs in the nation but the perennial BCS title contender Ohio State Buckeyes have always been in the way.  Despite the fact that the Badgers lost quite a bit of top talent, they have plenty of depth, especially on offense,that should be able to step right in. This season should be an opportunity for the Badgers to take control of the control of an unusually weak conference with their strong running game and tough defence.

2. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Although there will likely be some bumps along the way for NU as they adjust to the Big 10, the Huskers defensive prowess should keep them in the mix for the Big 10 title.  If coach Pelini can make some defensive adjustments and Quarterback Taylor Martinez builds upon his success in 2010, the Huskers have a shot at the Big 10 title in their first year and a BCS Bowl game.  The only thing holding them back is a brutal schedule that includes a non-conference game against the Washington Huskies and Wyoming Cowboys, as well as tough road games against Penn State, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

3. The Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are still extremely deep and talented but its hard to imagine the pressure and scrutiny not getting to them.  New head coach Luke Fickell will have his hands full finding a replacement for Terrelle Pryor and continuing to deal with distracting allegations following TattooGate.    If coach Fickell can take what he learned from Jim Tressell he might be able to minimize the damage and have OSU ready to compete for a title- they certainly have the talent!

4.  Michigan State

The Michigan State Spartans are the Wildcards of the Big 10.  They have the talent and ability to be title contenders but they have plenty of question marks.  Namely, they need continued development and improvement out of Kirk Cousins.  They also need to address who will Eric Gordon and Greg Jones at Linebacker.

5.  Penn State

After a down 2010, the PSU Nittany Lions could take a big step forward.  The question is how big of a step are they able to take.  A lot will be riding on who wins the quarterback competition.

6.  Northwestern

The Northwestern Wildcats always seem to be the underdog in the Big 10.  If Dan Persa continues to build upon his impressive 2010 campaign and the defense improves, NU could shock the Big 10 world.

7. Iowa

After an impressive Insight Bowl win, the Hawkeyes look like they are on the up and up.  However, this isn’t the year for Kirk Ferentz’s squad to put it all together.

8.  Illinois

The Illini will have a lot of rebuilding to do on defense but they look to have found a quarterback in Nathan Scheelhaase.

9. Michigan

New head coach Brady Hoke will have his work cut out for him but if Denard Robinson and spread offense can put it all together the Wolverines could be a dangerous team.

10. Purdue

The Purdue Boilermakers are a sexy pick as a sleeper team in the Big 10 but they still have lots of question marks on defense.

11.  Minnesota

Another new head coach, Jerry Kill will have his work cut out for him.  He does have some talent to work with but it will likely be a few years before this program starts making some noise.

12.  Indiana

Kevin Wilson does have a plan but it will likely be a few years before the Hoosiers are anything but Big 10 bottom feeders.

No matter how these teams end up finishing out the season, there is not doubt 2011 will be an exciting year for Big Ten Football.  For all your college football needs be sure to check out our wide selection of College Football Tickets!

2011 College Football Pre-Season Rankings

#1 Auburn Tigers

The Top Ranked Auburn Tigers without Cam Newton will hope to repeat in 2011.

With the NFL labor dispute threatening the 2011 NFL season, college football is gearing up and is ready to satisfy your football fix.  Although summer seemingly just begun, many college football programs are beginning their summer camps in preparation for the first game in early September.  It’s hard to believe that is only a month and a half away!

The 2011 NCAA Football season should be another exciting one as prominent football programs Nebraska and Colorado changed conferences.  The Nebraska Cornhuskers decided to leave the Big 12 and join the Big 10.  This could not have come at a better time for the Big 10 as annual BCS contenders Ohio State’s future is up in the air following the NCAA investigation of Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor deciding not to come back.  The Colorado Buffaloes also decided to join the ranks of the PAC 10 and will be sure to form some natural rivalries with schools on the west coast.

To no ones surprise, the 2010-11 BCS National Champions Auburn Tigers are the preseason favorites this year.  It will be interesting to see if they can overcome the loss of the dynamic Cam Newton and continue their unbeaten streak.  If they have trouble adjusting, the TCU Horned Frogs will have a shot at the BCS crown.  The would be quite a feat for a team from the Mountain West. PAC 10 powerhouses Oregon and Stanford, along with LSU and Alabama of the SEC also have strong teams heading into the season and could contend for a National Championship.  The rest of the Free Ticket Classifieds Blog top 10 is below:

2011 College Football Top 10

  1. Auburn Tigers
  2. TCU Horned Frogs
  3. Oregon Ducks
  4. Stanford Cardinal
  5. Ohio State Buckeyes
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Wisconsin Badgers
  8. LSU Tigers
  9. Boise State Broncos
  10. Alabama Crimson Tide

Other programs to keep an eye on:  Nevada Wolfpack, Arkansas Razorbacks, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Florida State Seminoles, Missouri Tigers, Texas A&M, NC State, and Nebraska.

If the NFL labor dispute drags on much longer, expect college football tickets to be in huge demand.  For all your college football needs be sure to check out Tickifieds College Football Tickets for Sale!