For the second year there will be a playoff to determine the champion of the 2015 college football season. Last year those games were played in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl for the semifinal on January 1. This year the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl will take over as the semifinal games on December 31.
Really, the only thing that will repeat from the first to second year of the College Football Playoff is the participation of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bama will enter this year’s playoff as the No. 2 seed and will take on the No. 3 Michigan State Spartans in the Cotton Bowl.
The current secondary market average price for Cotton Bowl tickets is $459.41 with a get-in price of $161. Last year, the Crimson Tide came in ranked as the No. 1 team and took on the No .4 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl. While tickets started at an average price of $599.40 when the matchup was first announced, prices dropped to a $364.30 average right before the game. Bama would lose the game and the Buckeyes would eventually win the national championship.
This year’s No. 1 vs No. 4 matchup will take place between the Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange Bowl. Clemson has been one of the most dominant teams in college football all season, but Oklahoma may be the hottest at the moment. The current average price for Orange Bowl tickets is $464.15 with a get-in price of $131.
The winner of these two games will meet January 11 at University of Phoenix Stadium for the College Football National Championship Game. Before any bowl games have been played, the current average price for College Football National Championship Game tickets is $1,706.60 with a get-in price of $678.