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Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – One Direction #1 for 11th week

Team USA Soccer

Team USA soccer has upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Guatemala and Jamaica.

Despite the fact that we took a little 1 week break from our Top 10 weekly search, you really didn’t miss much.  One Direction is still the unanimous #1 most popular search term.  This marks the 11th straight week the boy band has been atop out list.  However, sports are really beginning to gain some ground as eight of the top ten search terms revolve around sporting events. Representatives from the worlds of soccer (1) , hockey (1),  NASCAR (1), NFL football (1), wrestling, and college football (3) all made the list this week.  With football season just around the corner and training camps in full swing expect both NFL and college football to show strong from now on.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches (July 16 – July 23, 2012)

1.  One Direction

Still on top for a record 11 straight weeks…

2.  USA Soccer

The US National Soccer Team comes in at #2 this week with upcoming games against Guatemala and Jamaica.  These games mean a lot to the US as these are qualifying matches for the World Cup!

3.  Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean is still hot!  Jason Aldean is still on the My Kinda Party Tour with Luke Bryan and will be hitting Columbus, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Cincinnati, Burgettstown, Tinely Park, Virginia Beach, Darien Lake, and Bethel Woods.

4.  LSU Tigers

The new coaches poll just came out and the LSU Tigers are the preseason #1 team in the nation.  Tigers fans are anticipating another shot at a National Championship!

5.  Detroit Red Wings

Fans are already gearing up for the 2012-13 NHL Season.  The Red Wings are clearly one of the most popular teams and will also be hosting this years edition of the NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor!

6.  Texas A&M Aggies

Fans in College Station are excited to be a part of the best football conference – The SEC.  It might take a few years to adjust to the defense heavy conference but new head coach Kevin Sumlin has fans believing.

7.  Chicago Bears

Their is excitement in Bears training camp as a new high powered offense has fans thinking Super Bowl.  If the offensive line can give Jay Cutler any time this team could be scary good!

8.  Nebraska Cornhuskers

Football is big in Nebraska and fans are excited about their chances in their 2nd season in the Big 10.  Nebraska also has some intriguing home games against Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin.

9.  NASCAR Geico 400

Fans in Illinois are apparently excited about the big NASCAR event at Chicagoland Speedway.  The Geico 400 is slated for September 16th, 2012.

10.  WWE Sumerslam

Summerslam 2012is gaining some momentum as the event draws near.  The WWE event will take place on Sunday August 19th and will feature  Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, CM Punk vs. Big Show vs. John Cena in Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship, and Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio.

This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines.  Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.

2012 Preseason SEC Football Rankings

2012 SEC Football RankingsIn the second edition of our college football conference previews we will be looking at the powerful SEC.  The Southeastern Conference is hands down the best football conference in all of the NCAA as demonstrated by the fact that a team from the conference has won the BCS National Championship every year since 2006.  The list includes the Florida Gators in 2006, the  LSU Tigers in 2007,the Florida Gators in 2008, the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2009, the Auburn Tigers in 2010, and the Alabama Crimson Tide again in 2011.  The 2012-2013 season should be another dominant year for the SEC as several teams are legitimate National Championship contenders with 5 teams in the top 15 in the nation.  Currently, Alabama is ranked #1, LSU is #3, Georgia #7, South Carolina #8, and Arkansas #13.

2012 SEC Football Rankings

1A.  Alabama Crimson Tide

It’s really hard to make a call between Alabama and LSU heading into this year.  Both teams lost a ton of talent to the NFL and both team have plenty of blue chip recruits ready to step in.  Considering the fact that LSU wet the bed in the BCS National Championship game we will give Bama the slight edge.  Alabama also benefits by having junior QB AJ McCarron back to lead the offense.

1B.  LSU Tigers

One could make the case that LSU is the more talented team heading into the 2012-13 football season.  Their defense should be as good as ever.  However, the Tigers will be relying on the inexperienced Zach Mettenberger to lead the offense.  That means they will likely lean heavy on the ground game.  If LSU is going to win a National Title this season they are going to need a more balanced offensive attack.

3. Georgia Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs were one of the few SEC teams not raided by the NFL draft.  All major pieces of the offense will be back this season including QB Aaron Murray, RB Isaiah Crowell, WR Malcolm Mitchell, WR Michael Bennett, WR Marlon Brown, and WR Tavarres King. The biggest questions come from the offensive line as they will lose the services of OL Cordy Glenn, OL Ben Jones, and OL Justin Anderson. They will also return 10 starters on defense.

4. South Carolina Gamecocks

Steve Spurrier has the Gamecocks getting better and better each year.  South Carolina seems poised for another big year as they return the best running back in the nation with  Marcus Lattimore and promising young quarterback Connor Shaw.  The only thing holding SC back is their tough schedule!

5.   Arkansas Razorbacks

Offensively, the Razorbacks are ready to compete with the likes of Alabama and LSU for a SEC Championship.  While the defense has been steadily improving they are not quite there yet.  Thrown in the fact that Arkansas plays in the SEC West and you have the #5 team in the SEC.

6.  Missouri Tigers

Missouri is a newcomer to the SEC and will likely take some time getting used to the defensive minded approach common throughout the conference.  They should be able to quickly adapt offensively with QB James Franklin running the show.  The big questions is how he will perform against some of the top defenses in the nation.

7.  Auburn Tigers

Many have written off Auburn from title contention after chalking up their 2010 National Championship to superstar Cam Newton. However, the Tigers could surprise some people if their young defense can continue to make progress.

8.  Texas A&M Aggies

No one really knows what to expect from Texas A&M this season following their move from the Big 12 and the hiring of head coach Kevin Sumlin.  The Aggies do have talent and could be a wildcard in the SEC West.

9.  Florida Gators

The Gators are loaded with top ranked recruits but have struggled to find an identity on offense the last few seasons.  This will be the 4th straight year with a new offensive coordinator which means there will be some more growing pains in Gainesville – that is if they can find someone to play QB.

10.  Vanderbilt Commodores

Vandy has a lot of positives going for them this year- most notably a pretty easy schedule.  They will not play LSU, Alabama, nor Arkansas this season.  If they can handle South Carolina and/or Georgia they could end up surprising quite a few people this season.

11.  Tennessee Vols

The Vols have an abundance of talent but head coach Derek Dooley has largely failed to develop it.  If head can somehow turn the corner to save his job this team could be bowl eligible.

12.  Mississippi State

It’s hard to compete in the SEC if you can’t beat anyone in your own division.  Mississippi State has been better of late but until they can beat someone other than Ole Miss, they will continue to be cellar dwellers.

13. Kentucky Wildcats

There is not much to like in Lexington heading into the season.  The offense just flat out needs to get better if this teams is going to compete at all.

14.   Ole Miss Rebels

A terrible offense combined with a terrible defense is not usually a recipe for success.  New head coach Hugh Freeze has a monster task at hand getting the Rebels competitive.  It could be a very long year in Oxford!