The Pac-12 was shaken up during last week’s slate of college football games, as preseason conference favorite USC suffered a surprising 41-31 loss to Stanford at the Coliseum. Stanford, whose demise was certain after a Week 1 loss to Northwestern, is back atop the Pac-12 North standings.
The other close contest was UCLA eeking out a win against BYU at the Rose Bowl. UCLA was down at halftime as well as down heading into the fourth quarter before a touchdown run by Nate Starks with less than four minutes remaining put the Bruins up by one point. The defense would ultimately preserve the lead for the victory.
Heading into Week 4, Stanford is in first place of the North division because they are the only team to have played, and won, a conference game. California follows at 3-0, with Oregon and Washington trailing behind. California, Oregon and Washington are all playing their first Pac-12 conference games this week.
Meanwhile, Arizona, UCLA and Utah are in first-place of the South division, sporting 3-0 records without having a conference test yet. Again, all of that will change this weekend with the Pac-12 regular season really getting underway.
With information from TiqIQ.com, below are the most expensive Pac-12 football tickets in terms of secondary market prices for this weekend’s games.
9/26/2015 | Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes | Autzen Stadium | Average Price: $124.64 | Get-in Price: $64
9/26/2015 | Arizona State Sun Devils vs. USC Trojans | Sun Devil Stadium | Average Price: $95.09 | Get-in Price: $45
9/26/2015 | Washington Huskies vs. California Golden Bears | Husky Stadium | Average Price: $80.50 | Get-in Price: $44
The Ducks had a tough non-conference loss that came down to the final possession against No. 2-ranked Michigan State, but have recovered nicely since and are getting starting quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. back. Utah had their opening game at home against Michigan and won 24-17 but had two easier assignments after, beating Utah State and Fresno State. This will be the Utes’ first real test of the season, albeit with a backup quarterback under center for the second game in a row. It is the most expensive Pac-12 tickets of the week, with an average price of $124.64 and a get-in price of $64 at Autzen Stadium.
The Sun Devils had an opening-season loss to a quality Texas A&M team on the road and have their first real test since then against the Trojans. The Sun Devils can get back into the College Football Playoff picture if they run the table and it starts this Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium. Out of town fans looking to go to this ultra important contest can use Hipmunk.com for Phoenix flights, and hotels near Arizona State University starting from only $40 to take in the game against the Trojans in person.
Lastly, the third most expensive Pac-12 game is Washington against California. The Golden Bears had things break right for them last week as Texas missed an extra point that would’ve forced overtime. Still undefeated, their first conference game on the road will be a critical test for a team on the rise in the Pac-12.