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Ranking The Top 25 College Football Teams By Ticket Demand

Notre Dame, still expensive.

Have you ever wanted to know which college football fan base is getting the most bang for its buck?

We went through every team in the Preseason AP Poll and averaged out their lowest ticket prices (what you'd have to pay just to get in the stadium), using StubHub. The results, while not surprising, paint a pretty clear picture of the where the power lies in college football today.

Notre Dame came out on top, but another serious contender for the BCS National Championship is all the way at the bottom.

1. No. 14 Notre Dame - $123.42/game

2. No. 17 Michigan - $91.08/game

3. No. 1 Alabama - $81.83/game

4. No. 16 Oklahoma - $81.83/game

5. No. 18 Nebraska - $67.42/game

6. No. 2 Ohio State - $67.08/game

7. No. 10 Florida - $66.58/game

8. No. 24 USC - $64.45/game

9. No. 6 South Carolina - $63/game

10. No. 3 Oregon - $63.83/game

11. No. 12 LSU - $63.50/game

12. No. 5 Georgia - $60.25/game

13. No. 7 Texas A&M - $56/game

14. No. 15 Texas - $55.17/game

15. No. 13 Oklahoma State - $53.81/game

16. No. 19 Boise State - $53.33/game

17. No. 11 Florida State - $46.42/game

18. No. 8 Clemson - $41.58/game

19. No. 20 TCU - $41.08/game

20. No. 21 UCLA - $41.08/game

21. No. 4 Stanford - $38.33/game

22. No. 23 Wisconsin - $34.92/game

23. No. 25 Oregon State - $32.42/game

24. No. 22 Northwestern - $31.75/game

25. No. 9 Louisville - $20.58/game

Some notes:

  • A Louisville fan can attend every regular season game for under $250 total - astonishing value for a top ten team
  • Three of the top six teams on the list play in the Big Ten - impressive for a league that hasn't won a BCS title since 2002
  • Oklahoma is tied for the third highest total, but it's largely due to the Red River Rivalry game against Texas
  • The most impressive result is arguably Michigan, considering the size of the Big House and the insane demand for tickets