Miami and Florida State both enter this weekend with identical 7-0 records. Only one of these two squads will emerge still unblemished, likely securing a berth in the ACC Championship Game. This weekend’s contest between the Hurricanes and the Seminoles could serve as a preview for that very game.
Led by true freshman sensation quarterback Jameis Winston, Florida State has vaulted up the ranks and surprised people with a #3 rank in the BCS polls. With Oregon facing a tough Stanford team on the road this week, a win over the Hurricanes for the Seminoles could very well give them the inside track to the BCS National Championship Game.
Surrounded by hype, naturally this game has climbed to being the 2nd most expensive game of the weekend in college football, at an average price of $233 dollars—this despite a 30% decline in ticket prices over the past week. The get-in price of $129 dollars for this game still renders it the most expensive game to get into for the weekend.
With neither of these two teams facing a ranked opponent over the remainder of the season, this is the most expensive game remaining on either team’s schedule, setting all sorts of marks for the in-state rivalry. While these two teams are always premier draws in college football, this week’s game checks in 82% above the season average of Florida State football tickets at home, and 168% above the season average of Miami football tickets on the road.
Given that there is quite a bit more on the line for this contest than in years past, it is no surprise that this game also checks in a whopping 55% above the price when these two squads met last season at Miami, and 61% above the price when they last met at FSU in 2011.