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Top 10 College Football Games 2013 (Week 3)

Another week of college football action is in the books and boy were there some outstanding games that certainly shook up the rankings.  In perhaps the biggest game of the young season, the Michigan Wolverines upset the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 41-30.  The loss for the Irish came largely at the hands on their porous defense that couldn’t seem to stop the Wolverines who racked up 460 yards of total offense in front of 115,000 fans.  The win propelled Michigan all the way up to #11 in the FBS Associated Press Top 25 while the loss knocked Notre Dame all the way down to #21.

MiamiHurricanesNotre Dame was no alone in getting upset this week.  In another high profile game, the Miami Hurricanes took down the rival Florida Gators by a score of 21-16.  The Hurricanes were absolutely dominated by the Gators offense giving up over 200 yards more of total offense.  However, the Gators turned the ball over 5 times, including 4 in the red zone, to essentially hand the game over to the in-state rivals.

This past weekend also saw the unranked BYU Cougars take down the the Texas Longhorns 4-021.  The Longhorns were bounced out of the top 25 after being previously ranked as high as #15.  In addition, the USC Trojans (preisouly ranked #25) lost to the hapless Washington State Cougars and the #5 South Carolina Gamecocks lost to the #11 Georgia Bulldogs.  The Bulldogs moved up to #9 in the nation while South Carolina dropped to #13.

With the recap of week 2 action complete, let’s take a look at the Top 10 college football game for Week 3.

Week 2 Top 10 College Football Games (2013)

  1. #6 Texas A&M Aggies #1 Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. #23 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs #16 UCLA Bruins
  3. Texas Tech Red Raiders vs #24 TCU Horned Frogs
  4. Texas Longhorns vs #25 Ole Miss Rebels
  5. #2 Oregon Ducks vs Tennessee Volunteers
  6. Purdue Boilermakers vs #21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  7. California Golden Bears vs #4 Ohio State Buckeyes
  8. Kentucky Wildcats vs #7 Louisville Cardinals
  9. Arizona State Sun Devils vs #20 Wisconsin Badgers
  10. Auburn Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs

College Football Top 10 Games Week 10 (2012)

Another week of college football is in the books and teams are still jockeying for position in the BCS Standings.  This week will be no exception as the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide will meet in the SEC’s “Clash of the Titans” in this weeks Game of the Week (GOTW).

Their is certainly no love lost between these two bitter foes.  LSU will be looking for revenge following their loss last year in the BCS National Championhip game.  They would love nothing more than to knock Alabama out of the top spot in the standing and give themselves a shot at returning to the big game.  Alabama has had a target on their back all season.  They have lived up to expectations thus far but have yet to face a real challenge this year.  Their only wins over ranked teams this year have been over Michigan (#8 at the time) and Mississippi State (#11 at the time)- both teams have proven to be a bit overrated.  Not matter who wins, the BCS Championship picture will certainly change significantly after this weekend.

College Football Top 10 Games Week 10 (2012)

1.  #5 LSU Tigers vs #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

This is the matchup college football fans have been waiting for – the re-match of the 2011-12 BCS Championship Game.  LSU will need a win if they hope to have another shot at a BCS Title.

2.  #2 Kansas State Wildcats vs #24 Oklahoma State Cowboys

The K State Wildcats continue to dominate the Big 12 and could further build their nationals championship case with another win over a nationally ranked team.

3.  #17 USC Trojans vs #4 Oregon Ducks

The Trojans have fallen back to the pack a bit but that could all change with a win over the #4 Oregon Ducks.  Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will certainly be rocking this weekend!

4.  #15 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs #16 Texas A&M Aggies

This should be a great game between 2 evenly matched teams in the SEC.  Miss State needs a big win to maintain their relevancy in the SEC.

5.  #18 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs #23 Texas Longhorns

It’s always a high anticipated game when these two Texas schools meet in a Big 12 match up.  This year even more so as both are ranked and vying for a spot atop the standings.

6.  #11 Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3)

The OSU Beavers will look to break into the top 10 with a win over a pretty solid ASU football team.

7.  #6 Georgia Bulldogs vs Ole Miss Rebels

The Bulldogs return home to take on a tough Ole Miss team.  Georgia will need a convincing win in order to sneak back into the top 5 and keep their BCS Championship hopes alive.

8.  #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Pitt Panthers

Notre Dame will return home to face the Pitt panthers after demolishing Oklahoma last weekend.  While Notre Dame should easily handle a mediocre Pitt team, fans are eager to cheer on the #3 team in the country.

9.  Michigan State Spartans vs #20 Nebraska Cornhuskers

MSU need a big win over the #20 Huskers in order to solidify their chance to earn a berth to a substantial bowl game.  Nebraska need another win for a chance to win the Big 10.

10.  UCLA Bruins vs #22 Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats may be the nationally ranked team but the UCLA Bruins have a better record (6-2, 3-2 PAC 12) than the Wildcats (5-3, 2-3 PAC 12).  A win for UCLA and they should be a top 25 team.

Tickifieds Top 10 Weekly Searches – One Direction Still King

iHeart Radio Music Festival LineupDespite the fact that it’s been nearly a month since our last analysis of the most search for tickets, you really didn’t miss much.  One Direction continues it’s dominance as the most search for performer…and it’s still not really even close.  This marks the 15th consecutive week that 1D has dominated the search results as “Directioners”  are still hungry for tickets.  While 1D shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, a few challengers are starting to emerge- namely Lady Gaga and the iHeart Radio Music Festival. IHRMF will take place this weekend in Las Vegas and has an incredible lineup of musical talent scheduled to perform.  Tickets sold out in minutes and music lovers across the country are dying to get their hands on tickets.

Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches (September 10 – September 18, 2012)

1.  One Direction

When will the One Direction mania subside?  Hopefully soon…there is only so much you can say about this extremely popular boy band.

2. iHeartRadio Music Festival

With a lineup that includes Rihanna, Usher, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, Deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Pink, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, Calvin Harris, Shakira, and Mary J. Blige who wouldn’t want to go to the i Heart Radio Music Festival?

3. Lady Gaga

Just last week Lady Gaga announced her 2013 Born This Way Ball Tour.  Desite Gaga’s immense popularity on the web, she still isn’t providing much competition to One Direction.  Presale tickets just went on sale today…perhaps things will change when the public on sales begin.

4.  LSU Football

With USC losing, Alabama and LSU are once again the top two teams in the nation.  LSU has schedule SEC games against the Auburn Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Florida Gators before the big showdown with the Crimson Tide on November 3rd in Baton Rouge.  Expect LSU ticket demand to stay strong!

5.  Chicago White Sox Playoffs

After a big win over Detroit, the Chicago White Sox are looking like they will win the American League Central.  Sox fans are starting to “Believe”!

6.  WVU Football

The West Virginia Mountaineers are looking strong after blowing out two cupcakes in James Madison and Marshall.  We will see if WVU can maintain their #8 ranking once Big 12 conference play begins.

7.  Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day are back and will be hitting the road starting on September 28th to kick off their ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! Tour.

8.  USC  Football

Interest in USC football tapered off after a heartbreaking loss to Stanford pushed them out of BCS Championship contention.  It looks like the PAC 12 may turn out to be better than expected.

9.  Rihanna

Rihanna always seems to be in the news…some bad, some good.  Rihanna just recently announced her 2013 Diamonds World Tour.  Tickets are going on sale this week and searches have been strong.

10.  Zac Brown Band

The Zac Brown Band has been a consistent heavy volume search term at Tickifieds.  ZBB likely got a bit of a boost with their recently released ablum “Uncaged” and a stellar performance on the CMA Country Music Festival.

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.

College Football Top 10 Games Week 1 (2012)

Alabama FootballThe 2012 college football season is just days away and there is no shortage of marque match-ups slated for week 1.  The 2012 season will kick off with a nationally televised Thursday night game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the #9 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks.

While that game is sure to excited SEC fans, the game of the week is the battle between the #2 Alabama  and #8 Michigan – aptly dubbed the Cowboy Classic.  Wolverine fans in Ann Arbor are expecting big things this year.  A big win over a tough Alabama team and Michigan would immediately become a National Championship contender.  The Crimson Tide will need a convincing win to show why they deserve the #1 ranking over USC.

Although all eyes will be on the Cowboy Classic in Arlington Texas, there are a slew of big game on the schedule this week.  Below is our list of the Top 10 games this week.

Top 10 College Football Games of Week 1

1. #2 Alabama Crimson Tide vs #8 Michigan Wolverines

2. #13 Michigan State Spartans vs #24 Boise State Broncos

3. Auburn Tigers vs #14 Clemson Tigers

4. #16 Virginia Tech Hokies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

5. #25 Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats

6. #18 Ohio State Buckeyes vs Miami of Ohio Redhawks

7. #11 West Virginia Mountaineers vs Marshall Thundering Herd

8.  #1 USC Trojans vs Hawaii Warriors

9.  #21 Stanford Cardinal vs San Jose State Spartans

10.  Vanderbilt Commodores vs #9 South Carolina Gamecocks

2012 Pre-season College Football Rankings

2012 College Football RankingsJune is typically one of the slowest months of the year for ticket sales.  Sure the summer concert season is just starting to heat up but demand is waning for sports tickets.  This is largely due to the fact that the NBA and NHL playoffs are winding down and MLB baseball is only a hot ticket later in the season when the pennant chase really heats up.  The real ticket frenzy starts in the fall as both NCAA and NFL football tickets begin to go on sale.

With the college football season just a little over two months away, it’s never to early to start marketing football tickets.  In today’s blog post we have prepared a list of the some of the top teams in the nation heading into the 2012-13 college football season.  These are the teams that are expected to compete for a national championship and thus should garner their fair share of attention come time to sell tickets.

2012 Pre-season Top 10 College Football Team

1.  LSU Tigers

The LSU Tigers finished off an impressive 2011 campaign losing in the BCS Championship game to the SEC rival Alabama Crimson Tide.  Although the Tigers lost of ton of talent to the NFL draft, another bumper crop of recruits should fill in all the holes.  The addition of a JUCO transfer QB, the Tigers should have a more balanced offensive attack that was lacking in the Championship game.  A rather easy non-conference schedule should set up another matchup with Bama in the SEC title game.

2.  Alabama Crimson Tide

Like LSU, last year’s national champions got pillaged in the NFL draft.  Head Coach Nick Saban will have to completely rebuild the defense so some bumps are expected down the road.  However, they have plenty of talent and depth waiting to fill the void.  Should be neck and neck with LSU.

3.  USC Trojans

The USC Trojans finished last year with an impressive 10-2 record and should be even better this year with 19 starters returning.  All eyes will be on QB Matt Barkley as an undefeated season is not out of the question with the only tough games being against Stanford and Oregon.

4.  Oregon Ducks

The Oregon Ducks have a lot of questions marks but they are depth and talented.  The big questions will be can tailbacks Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas effectively replace LaMichael James.  Will Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota or emerge as a legitmate QB?  If so the Ducks could be right in the mix for a shot at a national title.

5.  Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia is certainly an upcoming team with plenty of questions but they have a stellar defense and a cake of a schedule.  Even though they play in the tough SEC they will not have to face Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, or Texas A&M.

6.  Oklahoma Sooners

The Sooners are clearly the class of the Big 12.  The addition of TCU and West Virginia should help compensate for the loss of Texas A&M and a down Texas Longhorns program.

7.  West Virginia Mountaineers

WVU made a bold move by heading to the Big 12 and it could benefit them greatly to be in a league where offenses tend to prevail.  The Mountaineers offense should thrive as they are returning star QB Geno Smith and wideouts Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin.

8. Florida State Seminoles

Many were high on FSU coming into last season but injuries contributed to another disappointing season.  If Florida State can stay healthy and the defense improves, they should be right in the mix for a BCS Bowl game.

9.  Michigan Wolverines

The Wolverines are one of the most exciting teams to watch in all of college football.  QB Denard Robinson will be back with 13 starters and are the favorites to emerge from the Big

10. South Carolina Gamecocks

Head coach Steve Spurrier has really turned around the South Carolina football program quickly.  After winning a SEC East title in 2010 and producing 11 wins last year, what is next?  A SEC title!  It may be a little too early for them to take out LSU and Alabama but don’t put anything past the Gamecocks.

Other teams to watch for:  Michigan State, Stanford, Arkansas, TCU, and Wisconsin