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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 Weekend Events 11/18-11/20/2011

Well it’s Wednesday and that means it is time to breakdown the hottest events happening this weekend. We all know it it is a rather dismal weekend for college football but that still didn’t stop several games from appearing on the list. What was a bit surprising were the other events on the list. One of the events surging this weekend is the MLS Championship Cup between the Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy. Perhaps soccer is starting to catch on in the states. Other hot events include the Zac Brown Band, comedian Jim Gaffigan, and a lone NFL game- the Chicago Bears vs San Diego Charters.
 

1. Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Football Tickets 11/19/2011

2. Zac Brown Band Concert Tickets in Des Moines, Iowa 11/19/2011

3. MLS Championship Cup:  Houston Dynamo vs LA Galaxy 11/20/2011

4.  Chicago Bears vs San Diego Chargers Tickets 11/20/2011

5.  Stanford Cardinal vs Cal Football Tickets 11/19/2011

6.  Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Southern Football Tickets 11/19/2011

7.  Georgia Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Football Tickets 11/19/2011

8.  Ole Miss vs LSU Football Tickets 11/19/2011

9.  Jim Gaffigan Tickets St. Louis, Missouri 11/19/2011

 

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

Top Weekend Events 11/11/2011 to 11/13/2011

Manny_PacquiaoWell since Susie is taking a bit of a break, you will have to put up with me for a little longer as I break down the top weekend event for November 11th through the 13th, 2011.  This weekend is absolutely dominated by sports- primarily college and NFL football.  However, Taylor Swift snuck into the top 10 with her sold concert on Sunday in Miami, FL.  However, coming in at #1 on our list is the big boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.  Although the “Pac Man” is heavily favored, Marquez held his own in two previous fights.  Many boxing fans are looking past this fight and are eagerly awaiting Pacquiao’s bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.  For Pac Man’s sake let hope he isn’t doing to the same.

In College Football, the #1 ranked LSU Tigers remain a hot ticket as they return home to face cupcake Western Kentucky.  Many fans appear to be taking advantage of the low ticket price against this inferior foe.  Surprisingly, also on the list,  is the big Penn State vs Nebraska game.  While this game has huge implications for the Big 10, it is Joe Paterno’s sex scandal that is grabbing all the headlines.  Many suspect this could be Joe Pa’s last game on the Nittany Lions sideline.  Coming in at #9 is the big PAC 12 matchup between Stanford and Oregon.  A win by Andrew Luck and the Cardinal and they will be looking good for a chance at the BCS National Championship game.

The NFL has 3 games that made our top ten list this week.  The first game is the NFC showdown between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.  Jay Cutler and company will be looking for revenge after an embarrassing Monday night performance a few weeks back.  Also making the list are big AFC match-ups the San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders (I know it’s Thursday but we’re going to count it anyway), as well as, the New England Patriots vs the NY Jets.

Top Weekend Events 11/11 to 11/13

#1 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

#2 Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions

#3 LSU Tigers vs Western Kentucky

#4  Penn State vs Nebraska

#5 NY Jets vs New England Patriots

 

#6 Taylor Swfit Miami 11/13/2011

#7 San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Thursday

#8 Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State

#9 Stanford vs Oregon

#10  Minnesota vs Wisconsin
 

 

College Football Week 1 Recap

College football season is back and week 1 saw some exciting games with nail biters and big time upsets of top ranked NCAA football teams.  In probably the most exciting game of the week the reigning BCS Champion Auburn Tigers were nearly upset by unranked Utah State.  QB Barrett Trotter marched the Tigers down the field and RB Michael Dyer finished them off with a 1-yard touchdown in the games final seconds (following a perfect onside kick) to squeak out a victory by a margin of 42-38.  Although Auburn pulled off the win, the Tigers have a long way to go if they are to contend for another national championship this season.

The game between #5 Boise State Broncos and #19 Georgia Bulldogs was one of the most anticipated games this past weekend.  However, Heisman contender Kellen Moore sliced through the Bulldogs 3-4 defense with ease racking up 261 yards on 28-34 passing and 3 touchdowns.  The Broncose win over a ranked SEC team will bolster their chances to yet again play in a BCS Bowl game if they can continue to play at a high level.  Georgia coach Mark Richt’s job could be on the line as the talented Bulldogs were expected to comepete for a SEC title this season- an opening week loss certainly sets them back in this endeavor.

In perhaps the biggest upset of the opening week of college football was the #16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish loss to unranked South Florida 23-20.  Notre Dame suffered through a wild and wacky first half that featured 2 fumbles, a penalty that reversed a Cierre Wood touchdown, and an interception in the end zone.  It was actually pretty remarkable the Irish were only down 16 points at halftime.    Notre Dame was able to make a game of it after halftime as they pulled quarterback Dayne Crist  in favor of Tommy Rees.  Crist ended the day with just 85 yards passing with 0 touchdowns and 1 pick while Rees racked up 296 yards, 2 touchdowns but also threw to interceptions.  It looks like South Bend has itself a good ole fashioned quarterback controversy!

Last but not least, week 1 saw the #4 ranked LSU Tigers  mildly upset the #3 ranked Oregon Ducks in the Cowboy Classic at Cowboy’s Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  While a #4 beating a #3 is hardly shocking, the way in which it happened was.  Oregon was extremely sloppy with several dropped passes, multiple costly turnovers, and several crushing penalties.  Both teams were without key players and it showed.  Expect both teams to continue to improve as the season progresses and become BCS Bowl game contenders.

Other Week 1 Top 25 Game Scores

#20 Mississippi State over Memphis 59-14

#11 Wisconsin over UNLV 51-17

#17 Michigan State over Youngstown State 28-6

#14 TCU losses to Baylor 48-50

#18 Ohio State over Akron 42-0

#21 Missouri over Miami (Ohio) 17-6

#13 Virginia Tech over Appalachian State 66-13

#10 Nebraska over UT-Chattanooga 40-7

#22 Florida over Florida Atlantic 41-3

#9 Oklahoma State over LA-Lafayette 61-34

#1 Oklahoma over Tulsa 47-14

#24 West Virginia over Marshall 34-13

#8 Texas A&M over SMU 46-14

#12 South Carolina over ECU 56-37

#15 Arkansas over Missouri State 51-7

#7 Stanford over SJ State 57-3

#25 USC over Minnesota 19-17

#6 Florida State over LA-Monroe 34-0

#2 Alabama over Kent State 48-7

Week 2 Games to Watch

#20 Mississippi State at #23 Auburn

#16 Notre Dame at Michigan

BYU at Texas

#2 Alabama at Penn State

#12 South Carolina at #19 Georgia