Here's the fictional premise we used to rank the states: A new law has been put into place that mandates you watch every game involving a FBS team from the state in which you live. However, this law also prohibits you from watching any games that don't include a team from your state. As a result, you want to move to a state where you can watch as much quality college football as possible, but without needing to see too many bad games.
This year, Alabama plays the first-ever college football game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
History already makes an Alabama game a tough ticket in Atlanta. The No. Despite a record in , a win over Penn State in the Rose Bowl and a great returning group of players, No.
So what are the matchups that people want to see?
The prices get ugly quickly. Clemson vs. Auburn Sept. Michigan vs.
Michigan State Oct. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners Sept.
Urban Meyer and longtime Ohio State quarterback J. Barnett get their first test early, with both looking to get Barnett a second national title before he leaves Columbus.
Notre Dame vs. USC Oct.
Kelly is coaching for his job with the unranked Irish this year, while USC wants to avoid being tripped up in South Bend on the way to the playoff. The Army-Navy Game Dec.
Army had the edge in this series before going from through Last year, in Baltimore, Army finally broke the slump with a win. Now that this is actually a rivalry again — and not just a giant pep rally for the Navy — the prices are starting to reflect the intensity.
Ohio State Nov. Michigan starts the season at No. Since , Michigan has beaten Ohio State exactly twice, and the alumni and boosters are livid. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh could run the table for the entire season leading up to this game, but losing this one might still have force people to call for his resignation.
Alabama The Iron Bowl Nov. However, the last time Auburn won it — in in a game known simply as Kick Six — was spectacular. With No. Alabama vs. LSU Nov. New Tigers coach Ed Orgeron wants to change that, but No.
Jimbo Fisher rebuffed LSU to try to win another national championship to go with the one he won with Jameis Winston at quarterback in Georgia Sept. The Athens contingent is a big reason why there are only tickets left to this one. Jason Notte is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.
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