SOURCE: TicketCity

September 10, 2008 18:47 ET

TicketCity Reveals the Top 25 Hottest College Football Games for Week Three

Though Michigan Didn't Make the Top 25 in Poll Rankings, Tickets to Four Wolverines Games Are in High Demand

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - SEC teams continue to dominate the top 25 hottest games with Georgia involved in six of the 25 games. However, unranked Michigan is currently tied with last year's champions, LSU, for having the most in-demand games of the season.

Four of the top 25 hottest games tickets involve the Wolverines. "Michigan has a strong schedule this year," commented Rafael Rivas, VP of Sales for TicketCity. "The Ohio State and Michigan State games are big rivalries. Also, Notre Dame will always draw a crowd and Penn State has a strong fan presence during home games."

By the third week last season, the Michigan at Ohio State game had dropped from $736 the first week to $542 by the third week. "With Ohio State ranked in the top five of the polls this year and with Michigan fans willing to travel, prices for that rivalry game will remain high. Unless there are some major upsets in the next few weeks, I don't see any regular season game topping that ticket price right now," stated Rivas.

However, decreasing the most in average price per ticket is the Michigan at Notre Dame game. Dropping 14 spots, the average price decreased by $126.50. In contrast, the average ticket price for two state rivalry games, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State and Michigan at Michigan State, increased enough to secure new spots in the top 25 games.

TicketCity releases this week's list of the top 25 hottest games of the 2008 regular college football season based on average ticket price. The list was accumulated by compiling a majority of the available tickets on the secondary market throughout the entire country. The secondary market is comprised of over 800 established ticket brokers and every fan who is listing extra tickets to sell.

Prices will continue to fluctuate throughout the 2008 season and TicketCity will continue to update the hottest games list from week to week. View the top 25 games list below or visit the TicketCity.com web site at http://www.ticketcity.com/Top-25-Games.html to view previous rankings.

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                                                                   Ticket
                                                                   City
          Previous                                        Average  Starting
Rank        Rank      Game       Date        Location      Price    Price
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                   Michigan at
1         1        Ohio State  11/22/2008 Columbus, OH    $ 756.51 $ 525.00
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                   Ohio State
2         2        at USC      9/13/2008  Los Angeles, CA $ 593.41 $ 450.00
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                   Georgia at
3         3        LSU         10/25/2008 Baton Rouge, LA $ 545.60 $ 395.00
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                   Auburn at
4         6        Alabama     11/29/2008 Tuscaloosa, AL  $ 431.91 $ 390.00
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                   Alabama at
5         5        LSU         11/8/2008  Baton Rouge, LA $ 432.40 $ 350.00
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                   Georgia at
6         7        Florida     11/1/2008 Jacksonville, FL $ 427.49 $ 325.00
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                   LSU at
7         14       Florida     10/11/2008 Gainesville, FL $ 418.34 $ 265.00
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                   Alabama at
8         11       Georgia     9/27/2008  Athens, GA      $ 415.09 $ 350.00
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                   Virginia at
                   Virginia
9         8        Tech        11/29/2008 Blacksburg, VA  $ 412.50 $ 285.00
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                   Notre Dame
10        4        at USC      11/29/2008 Los Angeles, CA $ 408.93 $ 195.00
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                   Oklahoma at
11        13       Texas       10/11/2008 Dallas, TX      $ 400.86 $ 275.00
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                   Penn State
                   at Ohio
12        12       State       10/25/2008 Columbus, OH    $ 389.18 $ 290.00
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                   South
                   Carolina
13        10       at Clemson  11/29/2008 Clemson, SC     $ 385.92 $ 625.00
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14        15       USC
                   at UCLA     12/6/2008  Pasadena, CA    $ 373.62 $ 150.00
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                   Tennessee
15        16       at Georgia  10/11/2008 Athens, GA      $ 340.53 $ 195.00
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                   LSU at
16        18       Arkansas    11/28/2008 Little Rock, AR $ 325.81 $ 215.00
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                   Michigan at            State College,
17        19       Penn State  10/18/2008 PA              $ 312.37 $ 240.00
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                   Georgia at
18        20       Auburn      11/15/2008 Auburn, AL      $ 311.02 $ 240.00
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                   South
                   Carolina at
19        21       Florida     11/15/2008 Gainesville, FL $ 311.35 $ 225.00
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                   Ohio State
                   at
20        24       Wisconsin   10/4/2008  Madison, WI     $ 301.24 $ 185.00
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                   Georgia
                   Tech at
21        22       Georgia     11/29/2008 Athens, GA      $ 301.70 $ 160.00
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                   Oklahoma at
                   Oklahoma
22         -       State       11/29/2008 Stillwater, OK  $ 299.25 $ 195.00
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                   Michigan at
23        9        Notre Dame  9/13/2008  South Bend, IN  $ 291.47 $ 220.00
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                   Florida at
24        17       Tennessee   9/20/2008  Knoxville, TN   $ 284.24 $ 195.00
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                   Michigan
                   State at
25         -       Michigan    10/25/2008 Ann Arbor, MI   $ 281.38 $ 215.00
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Data is from Week of September 9, 2008
Average Price is generated from all Secondary Market tickets listed on
TicketCity.com (approx. 800 ticket brokers)
All prices are per ticket.
Prices are subject to change, so they may not be the same today.

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