No. 2 in the preseason rankings and Heisman favorite C.J. under center. Interest in Stroud, Ohio State football is just two weeks ahead of the season.
State of play: For the first time, the Buckeyes are the most in-demand team in college football based on cumulative ticket sales through Aug. 12, according to exclusive data provided by StubHub.
Top 10: 1. Ohio State, 2. Alabama, 3. Texas, 4. Georgia, 5. Texas A&M, 6. Notre Dame, 7. Michigan, 8. Penn State, 9. Auburn, 10. LSU
Ohio State’s year-over-year increase in cumulative sales was also the largest among all teams, followed by Texas, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Nebraska.
Wild State: The Buckeyes account for nearly 10% of all college football sales ever on StubHub, including more than a third of Big Ten sales.
Conference Call: The SEC leads all conferences for the third full-capacity season, accounting for 39% of all sales. They are followed by the Big Ten (27%), Big 12 (13%), ACC (8%) and Pac-12 (5%).
Top 10 games: Alabama (three), Ohio State (two) and Notre Dame (two) are the only teams with multiple games in StubHub’s top 10 by gross sales:
Alabama at Texas (Sept. 10)
Notre Dame at Ohio State (Sept. 3)
Texas A&M at Alabama (Oct. 8)
Oregon vs. Georgia (Sept. 3; Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Michigan at Ohio State (November 26)
Auburn at Alabama (November 26)
Clemson at Notre Dame (Nov. 5)
West Virginia at Pittsburgh (Sept. 1)
Oklahoma at Nebraska (Sept. 17)
State of Florida v. LSU (Sept. 4; New Orleans Caesars Superdome)