Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ohio State Remains Top Priced Team in Nation

By Jesse Lawrence

Week 7 of the college football season will begin this Thursday and Ohio State continues to own the most expensive home average on the secondary ticket market. Following the Buckeyes and their top-priced tickets are Georgia and Notre Dame, who have trailed as the second and third highest-priced teams for several weeks. 

After posting a major upset against Alabama over the weekend, Mississippi has experienced a major boost in ticket price at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The win has catapulted the Rebels into the TiqIQ Top 25, which tracks the most expensive secondary market averages in college football, for the first time this season. The biggest drop in both rank and average price happened to Oregon this week after losing to Arizona on Saturday. UCLA has also dropped significantly in season average.

Ohio State remains firm as the top-priced school after posting their third straight win over the eeekend against Maryland. According to TiqIQ, the average price for Ohio State football tickets at home for their remaining games is $249. The Buckeyes will play their most expensive home game against Michigan on November 29, with an average price currently listed at $467.40. Though that game will be one of the most expensive games in college football this season, the get-in price starts at just $5. Ohio State will host Rutgers this weekend and will have its second most expensive game on its remaining schedule. The average secondary price for Ohio State vs Rutgers tickets is $224.49 with a get-in price starts at $64.

UGA football tickets had a slight increase in season average this week after the Bulldogs posted their third consecutive win against Vanderbilt last weekend. The season average for Georgia tickets is now $229, up 1% from last week’s average. The Bulldogs have trailed Ohio State as the top-priced school for several weeks, though each team holds an identical 4-1 record. Their most expensive game will be held on November 15 against Auburn, with the average secondary market price currently listed at $386.37 with a get-in price of $152.

Retaining the third highest average in college football this week is Notre Dame, with an average price of $216 on the secondary market. The Fighting Irish have experienced a 2% increase in price since last week, though the average still considerably trails in price to the Buckeyes and Bulldogs. They enter Week 7 with a 5-0 record and will host North Carolina at home. The most expensive home game on the remaining

Notre Dame football schedule will be on November 15 against Northwestern, with an average secondary price at $201.52 and a get-in price of $85. Undoubtedly the biggest mover this week is Ole Miss, who has jumped 14 spots into the No. 17 priciest school with a win against Alabama over the weekend. The average secondary price for Ole Miss football tickets is now $138, which is up 35% from last week. The Rebels will host top tier schools in Tennessee and Auburn over its next two home games, which also serve as the most expensive home games on the Ole Miss football schedule. An October 18 meeting with Tennessee currently has a secondary average of $261.09 while Auburn heads to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 1 for a game with an average price of $253.48.

Experiencing the biggest drop in both placement and price rank is Oregon, who dropped four spots to No. 19 and 5% in season average. The average price for Oregon football tickets is $136. Such a drop is largely due to the Ducks losing to Arizona over the weekend and picking up their first loss of the season. The most expensive game on the Oregon football schedule will be played against Stanford on November 1, with the average secondary price currently $216.27.

Jesse Lawrence is the CEO of TiqIQ.com, a leading online ticket search engine.

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