Championship weekend is always exciting and this year was no different as it had some amazing games, some of which had a huge impact on the BCS National Championship game and BCS National Championship tickets. The number one team in the land, the Florida State Seminoles, took care of business by thoroughly beating the upstart Duke Blue Devils 45-7 to take the ACC crown.
The same could not be said for the second ranked Ohio State Buckeyes who lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game, squandering their 24 game winning streak and any hope of playing for a National Championship they might have had.
This opened the door for Auburn who was able to win the SEC Championship by putting up a record setting performance against the Missouri Tigers and rushing for over 500 yards on their way to a 59-42 victory. The MVP of the game was Tre Mason who was a workhorse hav`ing one of the best games ever on the biggest stages where he rushed the ball an overwhelming 46 times for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns against a good Missouri defense.
As a result of their win and Ohio States loss Auburn was able to move up in the BCS standings enough to make it to the National Championship game against the Seminoles. With Auburn making a late season push to earning a bid to the national championship in their very last game game they were able to alter ticket prices for that game. Initially tickets for the BCS National Championship experienced an increase of $200 to an average price of $2321, but that increase was only reactionary to Ohio State’s loss and Auburn earning a bid but they have since fallen. Since their initial increase BCS National Championship tickets have declined by 20% and currently settled on the average price of $1865 with a get-in price of $820. If nothing changes between now and January 6th, this year’s BCS National championship will be the least expensive in four years.
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