The Florida State Seminoles aren’t involved in the ACC title race this season, but they have the opportunity to spoil their in-state rival’s chances at a spot in the College Football Playoff this Saturday.
On November 28th, the Seminoles will play the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and try to add a loss to the Gators’ 10-1 record. According to SeatSmart.com, secondary market Florida tickets have taken a hit in the past two weeks when the game had a peak average ticket price of $379.32 on November 11th. It has been steadily decreasing the past 10-or-so days, as the current average price for tickets to see Florida State is $286.30 with a get-in price of $128.
With Florida being the home team, it’s the most expensive matchup between the two schools in the past three matchups at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. In 2013, the average ticket price was $158.52 with a get-in price of $47 and in 2011 the average ticket price was $172.91 with a get-in price of $70.
In 2014 at Doak Campbell Stadium, the average ticket price was $167.50 with a get-in price of $86, while the average ticket price in 2012 was $222.72 with a get-in price of $122.
For those doing the math, this is the most expensive matchup between the Gators and Seminoles in the past five seasons since the data started being tracked.
As mentioned earlier, there’s more on the line for the Gators who have a legitimate chance to reach the College Football Playoff if they were to win the SEC Championship game against Alabama. When the fourth edition of the College Football Playoff rankings are released on Tuesday night, Florida will most likely be outside of the top six or maybe even seven teams, but no one has a resume builder left like the Gators as the Crimson Tide is looming.
Jim McElwain’s success is coming a touch quicker than many expected, as the Gators have had a remarkable season while battling through quarterback issues. The Gators are coming off two scares in their past three weeks, as they only defeated Vanderbilt by two points at home and two weeks later had to defeat Florida Atlantic in overtime.