The college football season is less than two months away. This is prime time for fans to start planning their schedule for the fall, including the big games that they'll be attending.
In terms of price, not every game is created equal. There are plenty of affordable college games on the slate, but even before we've seen a single snap of play, some games are going for hundreds of dollars for a single nosebleed seat. For many games on this list, that price will only rise.
Rivalry games, interesting non-conference battles, and rare cross-division match-ups are all over this list. It also features some neutral site battles.
Here are the 15 most expensive college football games of the 2018 season.
15. Georgia vs. Tennessee - Week 5: $143
Georgia's a big draw this season, both at home and on the road. The Dawgs are coming off of a national championship berth, and have extremely high expectations as Kirby Smart continues to dominate in recruiting.
14. NC State vs. West Virginia - Week 3: $148
NC State is coming off its best season in some time. West Virginia has a Heisman candidate at quarterback. These two teams are 5-5 all-time, and have pretty high expectations in 2018. This isn't the biggest battle of name teams, but it should be pretty fun early in the year.
13. Texas A&M vs. Clemson - Week 2: $152
This is the type of game we wish we had more of on the schedule. Clemson, an annual national title contender, heads to College Station for a true road battle. The Tigers are 1-3 against the Aggies, with the last game being played all the way back in 2005.
12. Old Dominion vs. Virginia Tech - Week 4: $157
It is rare that a Group of Five program like ODU gets to host a local power. Clearly fans of the Monarchs—and plenty of Norfolk-area Hokie fans—are gobbling up tickets for this one.
11. LSU vs. Alabama - Week 10: $163
Alabama is riding a seven-game winning streak over SEC West rival LSU, beginning with the 2011-12 BCS National Championship. Ed Orgeron has a ton of pressure to land a signature victory, and this would definitely be one.
10. LSU vs. Georgia - Week 7: $168
Back-to-back LSU home games against last year's two national title finalists on our list here. LSU fans are probably more desperate to get the Alabama monkey off their backs, but Georgia is the more rare match-up. LSU leads Georgia 16-13-1 all-time, but the Dawgs captured the last game between the two back in 2013, 44-41.
9. South Carolina vs. Georgia - Week 2: $170
The SEC East gets off with a bang in this early-season battle. Georgia is the heavy favorite, but South Carolina could be a young upstart team, and will have a very emotional crowd for a 3:30 p.m. start.
8. Notre Dame vs. Florida State - Week 11: $200
Notre Dame is well represented at the top of this list. Fighting Irish prime time home games against top opponents that they don't see often, like Florida State, will always fetch a serious price. These two sides have somewhat surprisingly only faced off eight times, with FSU winning the last game back in 2014.
T-6. Georgia vs. Auburn - Week 11: $201
Last year, Auburn got itself back into the College Football Playoff discussion with a rivalry win in this game, before knocking off Alabama in the Iron Bowl. The Tigers looked like they might have another "team of destiny" run, until Georgia stomped them out in an SEC Championship rematch. This should be a very important one once again.
6. Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas) - Week 6: $201
The Red River Shootout is always a highlight of the college football schedule. Even in recent years, with Oklahoma having a huge advantage on paper, the Longhorns can be a dangerous club. As Tom Herman continues to rebuild Texas, and Oklahoma moves into the post-Baker Mayfield era, that could be very true this fall.
5. Army vs. Navy (Philadelphia) - Week 15: $210
The Army-Navy Game is a great college football tradition. It has also been a legitimately great game the last few years, with Army finally getting over the hump for a pair of wins.
4. Ohio State vs. Michigan - Week 13: $222
The Game is yet another staple of the college football season. Any Ohio State home game at The Shoe fetches a pretty penny. If the Buckeyes are national championship contenders, and/or if Michigan has bounced back from a mediocre 2018, this price will skyrocket.
3. Penn State vs. Ohio State - Week 5: $252
Ohio State vs. Michigan is the most historic Big Ten rivalry, but Ohio State vs. Penn State has probably been the most important in recent years. The Penn State home win over Ohio State two years ago really set off this run the Nittany Lions have been on.
2. Notre Dame vs. Syracuse (Bronx) - Week 12: $301
There are plenty of Fighting Irish fans in the New York metropolitan area that will flock to Yankee Stadium for this one. Syracuse is also well-represented in the area. The last game between these two, back in 2016, saw 83 points put up on the board, so this one could be another high-flying affair if the weather cooperates.
1. Notre Dame vs. Michigan - Week 1: $390
A huge rivalry game. A prime time affair under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium. An awesome way to kick off the college football season. It makes sense that this game is the most expensive on the schedule right now. We don't always get awesome on-campus battles like this in Week 1, but we've lucked out this fall.