Fans of the Big Ten conference are sitting high up on the pedestal after Ohio State navigated through quarterback injuries en route to a dominant College Football Playoff performance. After destroying Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, 59-0, the Buckeyes took down No. 1-ranked Alabama of the SEC before defeating Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks from the Pac-12 in the National Championship.
It was the first season where the Big Ten had 14 teams after the additions of Rutgers and Maryland. At the end of the season, the team had nine representatives in Bowl Games (not counting Ohio State) and had two top-five ranked teams in Ohio State and Michigan State. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff was the highest-picked player in the NFL Draft from the conference.
It’ll be the second season where the East and West division will play to earn a spot in the Big Ten championship game. In the East, Ohio State, Michigan State are contending for the top spot, with Michigan adding intrigue by adding head coach Jim Harbaugh after a very successful stint in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. In the West, Wisconsin will look to repeat in spite of the efforts from Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa.
Tickets to Big Ten games on the secondary market vary from week-to-week. What gets college football fans riled up is circling some of the marquee games of the season, where two Big Ten teams clash. With information provided by TiqIQ.com, below are a few of the most expensive average ticket prices on the secondary market for when Big Ten teams go head-to-head.
Most Expensive: 11/21/2015 | Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans | Ohio Stadium | Average Price: $424.12 | Get-in Price: $198
The two favorites in the Big Ten’s East conference are facing off in Ohio this season. Last year in East Lansing, Ohio State’s offense was on fire, scoring 49 points on a top-10 ranked defense en route to a 12-point win. This year’s matchup will have a direct impact on who appears in the Big Ten championship game later in the season.
10/17/2015 | Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions | Ohio Stadium | Average Price: $373.72 | Get-in Price: $180
Another clash at Ohio Stadium is featured, this time when Penn State comes to town after last season’s thrilling double-overtime affair. Penn State lost a heartbreaker in Happy Valley by a final score of 31-24 in a game they should’ve held onto. It’ll be a different atmosphere for the Nittany Lions, who will try and steal one on the road.
11/28/2015 | Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeyes | Michigan Stadium | Average Price: $361.27 | Get-in Price: $195
The Wolverines will get their chance at taking down the defending National Champions at the Big House on Thanksgiving weekend. Fans can get to Michigan by using Hipmunk.com for flights to and from Detroit to watch one of the more anticipated games of the college season. Michigan hotels can be booked through Hipmunk as well for those looking to spend the weekend on campus before and after the game. The airport is less than 45 miles from campus and will have fans from either side at the host stadium of one of college football’s top rivalries.
10/17/2015 | Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans | Michigan Stadium | Average Price: $266.15 | Get-in: $142
If the Ohio State game can’t be attended, Michigan fans have another premier game against their in-state rival, the Michigan State Spartans. Sparty has won the last two, and six of the last seven, although history is on the Wolverines’ side, owning an all-time record of 68-34-5 in 107 meetings.