The Best Weekend in College Football

Best CFB Weekend Ever!

The best weekend of the college football season is finally here. Not only do we get an amazing slate of Conference Championship games today and tomorrow, but the slate of bowl games is set Sunday at 12pm ET. Before we go plotting the bowl schedule for the Championship, let’s take a look at the Conference Championship games.

The Hottest Championship Tickets

Conference Championship Average Ticket Price

With no GA/Standing Room tickets left, the SEC Championship dominates in average ticket price.  Like in years past, the SEC Championship is the hottest ticket of the Conference Championship season.  If you are quick enough to get them, Lower Level 104 and 133 are probably the best deals left.  Those sections will get you pretty close to the field for under $1000.  There are a few Mezzanine level tickets available in the $600-$800 price range, otherwise you’re left with upper bowl with plenty of inventory.

The Best Ticket Deals

The Big 10 and Big 12 are moving the most tickets on the secondary market and that good supply is keeping prices down.  For the Big Ten Championship, Lower 143 and 118 (depending on your sideline preference) are good values, but there’s plenty of options available in all price ranges.  Same goes for the Big 12 Championship at JerryWorld as the Standing Room sections have availability, but you can get two 50 yard-line seats for the Big 12 Championship in Section 135 and 110 for the cost of a comparable ticket at the SEC Championship.

The ACC Championship still has a lot of Lower Level Sideline tickets available, for a chance to see #2 ranked Clemson before the playoff.  You won’t get sideline tickets for Clemson for under $100 in any other Championship game.

The Pac 12 Championship (at the site of the CFP Championship game at Levi’s Stadium) also has a lot of great seats left, high supply is keeping prices down.

Bowls and Playoffs

While we won’t know the final lineups until Sunday, Notre Dame seems locked into one of the final four spots with an undefeated record and no games left to play.  If the other teams take care of business, here’s how the Playoffs will likely shake out:

  • Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma
  • Cotton Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame

Things will get tricky if we get a few upsets.  The committee has shown they value the Alabama brand so if all the favorites lose, Notre Dame rockets to #1 and the final three will be one loss teams: Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State.  It would be interesting to see if the committee would want an instant replay of the SEC Championship, but stranger things have happened.

Any way the playoffs sort out, we’ll all be watching the College Football Championship Game on January 7th.  Happy Bowl Season!