No change in price rankings on the secondary market will occur this week as the college football season enters Week 5, with Ohio State, Georgia, Notre Dame and Texas A&M again serving as the top-priced schools in the FBS. Each team collected wins over Week 4 and heads into Week 5 with a combined record of 12-2. Also among the top 10 most expensive teams on the TiqIQ Top 25 is Auburn, who have climbed two spots into the eighth spot this week.
1) Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes remain the highest-priced team in college football as the season enters its fifth week. The season average for Ohio State football tickets at Ohio Stadium is $247.71 on the secondary market, experiencing a miniscule drop of .5% from last week’s average of $249. The team proved its worth against Kent State last weekend, shutting out the team 66-0 at home and collecting their second win of the season. They will play their third consecutive game at home this weekend against Cincinnati and are expected to post another dominant offensive performance. Last week’s offensive prowess was much-needed after the Buckeyes displayed an uncharacteristically poor performance against Virginia Tech a week prior to hosting Kent State, suffering their first loss of the season at their home opener.
According to TiqIQ, Ohio State will play its most expensive home game of the season against Michigan on November 29. The average secondary price for Ohio State vs Michigan football tickets is currently $467.64, up 88.7% above season average, with get-in price starting at $169. The impressively high average of Ohio State’s game against Michigan has skewed season average slightly, as no other home game on the Ohio State football schedule owns a secondary average above the season average. The cheapest game at Ohio Stadium over the remainder of the season will be the team’s next game against Cincinnati. Saturday’s game currently has an average price of $174.69 on the secondary market, 29.4% below the season average, with a get-in price of $95.
2) Georgia Bulldogs
After decimating Troy at home last weekend, the Georgia Bulldogs were able to hold the second most expensive average price on the secondary market. The season average for UGA football tickets is $229.90 on the secondary market, up 3% from last week’s average of $222. The Bulldogs participated in a beatdown against Troy in Week 4, posting an identical 66-0 score to the Ohio State-Kent State game in Ohio, the school with the top secondary market average. In another similar fashion to Ohio State, Georgia suffered its first loss of the season in its second game and head into Week 5 with a 2-1 record. While both Ohio State and Georgia remain the most expensive schools on the secondary market, it is the Buckeyes who have had a financial edge on the Bulldogs as the season enters its fifth full week of games.
The most expensive game at Sanford Stadium on the UGA football schedule this season will be against Auburn on November 15, with average secondary price for Georgia vs Auburn football tickets currently listed at $392.06 and a get-in price starting at $169. Three of the five remaining home games at Sanford Stadium this year will be above season average and the Bulldogs will host their cheapest game against Vanderbilt on October 4. That game currently has an average secondary price of $163.13, 29% below the season average.
3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Once the top-priced team in college football at the beginning of the season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have slipped into the third place position in recent weeks despite a 3-0 start. The average price for Notre Dame football tickets is now $212.76, down just 1% from last week’s average of $216. The team has started the 2014 season strong with wins against Rice, Michigan and Purdue but will play their first road game of the year against Syracuse this weekend. Notre Dame has already made headlines for shutting out Michigan in Week 2 and posting an offensive outpouring of 31 points against the Wolverines. This weekend’s game against the Orange will be played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, allowing Syracuse tickets to rise to their most expensive price of the season at $267.13 on the secondary market.
Following their matchup with the Orange this weekend, the Fighting Irish head back home to play Stanford on October 4. That game currently serves as the most expensive home game at Notre Dame Stadium this season, with an average secondary price listed at $264.64 and a get-in price starting at $117. The team will play the cheapest remaining home game on the Notre Dame football schedule will be on November 22 against Louisville, which currently has a secondary average of $165.20 and a get-in price of $91.
4) Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M remains cemented as the fourth top-priced school in college football after cruising to a 58-6 win over SMU last weekend. The average price for Texas A&M football tickets at Kyle Field for the remaining season is $208.66, up 1% from last week’s average of $207. Much like their predecessor in the secondary price rankings, the Aggies have culminated a flawless record and enter Week 5 with a 4-0 record after posting wins against South Carolina, Lamar, Rice and SMU. All four of Texas A&M’s games this season have been easy victories for the team, posting near 30-point wins in each game thus far. They’ll look to continue this streak against Arkansas this weekend in Dallas under the new face of starting quarterback Kenny Hill.
The Aggies will travel to AT&T Stadium in Dallas to play Arkansas this weekend, serving as their third home game of the season. The game will be the second most expensive game on the Texas A&M football schedule this season with an average secondary price of $252.36 and a get-in price of $86. This significantly trails the team’s most expensive game at Kyle Field, which will be played against LSU on November 27. The average price for Texas A&M vs LSU tickets is currently $347.39 on the secondary market and has a get-in price of $149. The Aggies will play their cheapest home game against Louisiana-Monroe on November 1 as the game has a secondary average of $106.57 and a get-in price of $44, also the cheapest of the season.
For the rest of the top 25, check out the full College Football ticket price rankings.