The Week 2 rankings for the college basketball TicketIQ Top 25 have been updated. Despite a limited amount of games played so far this season, there has been some substantial movement on the list. The teams in the top seven have not changed, but there was a flip at Nos. 2 and 3. Unranked teams in the Associated Press outnumber ranked teams in this update 14-11. Still, the top of the list has its share of ranked teams.
They may be the AP No. 1, but the Michigan State Spartans have just made their way onto the TicketIQ Top 25 after being on the outside looking in last week. The Spartans jumped five places from unranked to No. 24 this week, even with a 1% drop in ticket average during the week. Michigan State basketball tickets now have an average price of $74. The Spartans don’t have a home game until November 29 against Mount St. Mary’s with an average price of $46 and a starting price of just $4.
Duke continues its stay at the No. 1 spot. With an average price of $430, Duke basketball tickets have increased by 5 percent over the past week. They remain the only school in the TicketIQ Top 25 with an average price exceeding $400. The Blue Devils don’t play a game at home until November 24 against Vermont, which has an average ticket price of $141.
Jumping up to No. 2 this week is Kansas, who now match their AP Poll ranking. With a 21% increase in price this week, Kansas basketball tickets now have an average price of $362. The Jayhawks have two home games this week; one against Iona, with an average price of $128 and get-in price of $63, and against Towson on the 22nd, with an average price of $192 and get-in price of $87.
The Kentucky Wildcats flip-flopped with Kansas this week dropping from No. 2 to No. 3. Kentucky basketball tickets are averaging $303, which is a 6% decrease from last week, but still a significant amount more than the No. 4 school, UCLA. The Wildcats represent the last school on the list to have an average price over $300 and $200. The AP No. 4 team has one home game this week against Texas Arlington that has an average price of just $66, with a get-in price of $21.
The North Carolina Tar Heels jumped up a spot from No. 9 to No. 8 this week. The Tar Heels, ranked 24 by the AP, did not have a change in price from last week leaving North Carolina basketball tickets to stay at a $104 average. North Carolina does not have a home game until December 7 against North Carolina Greensboro. Tickets for that game have an average price of $42 and a starting price of $10.
The Michigan Wolverines remained at No. 13 this week. They stay at the spot for the second week in a row despite an average price decrease of 7% from last week. After the price drop, Michigan basketball tickets have an average of $87. The AP No. 14 Wolverines do not play at home until November 29 against the Coppin State Eagles. Tickets for that game have an average price of $23 and start at just $8.
The Louisville Cardinals also stayed at their spot from last week at No. 15 on the Top 25. The Cardinals had a price decrease by 1% over the past week giving Louisville basketball tickets an average price of $84. The Cardinals don’t play at home until next Friday against Southern Miss. Tickets are averaging $76 with a get-in price of $23.
Syracuse dropped three spots this week, down to No. 16. A big reason for that is Syracuse basketball tickets dropped 12% over the past week, which is third biggest drop of the week for teams in the Top 25. Syracuse now has an average ticket price of $84 for the season. The AP No. 9 ranked Orange play the Indiana Hoosiers for their next home game on December 3. Tickets for this game have an average price of $92 and a get-in price of $17.
The Arizona Wildcats also experienced a large drop this week, falling five places to No. 19. Arizona basketball tickets have an average price of $82, which is an 11% drop over the past week. The Wildcats will play the Texas Tech on December 3, with an average price of $64 and a starting price of $13.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are a top ten team in the AP, at No. 8, but are only No. 21 in the TicketIQ top 15. The Buckeyes fell three spots from last week’s ranking due to a 3% drop in price over the past week. Ohio State basketball tickets now have an average price of $80. The Buckeyes has one home games this week against the American Eagles, with average price of $31 and get-in price of $5.