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Ticket prices fall through the floor for College Football Playoff after Texas is eliminated

The Wolverines and Huskies game will be a boon for fans that want to go cheap, and a nightmare for ticket scalpers.

Washington Huskies defensive end Bralen Trice and Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. raise the trophy for winning the Semifinal All State Sugar Bowl football game between the Texas Longhorns and Washington Huskies at the Caesars Superdome on January 1, 2024 in New Orleans Louisiana. Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

If you’ve ever wanted to attend the College Football Playoff Championship Game in person, this might be the year to do it if you can get to Houston’s NRG Stadium for the matchup on Monday, January 8.

Because ticket prices for the Michigan Wolverines against the Washington Huskies are a fraction of what they’ve been for this game in previous years. The get-in price right now at TickPick is just $1200, a fraction of what the cost was before the Texas Longhorns were eliminated last Monday, which was around $1930.

Having the flagship school of the home state out freed up plenty of inventory, as reports prices fell 43% since Texas lost the Sugar Bowl to Washington. They also project that prices could fall as low as the $720-$730 range by just before kickoff, making attendance a relative bargain for any college football fan.

Granted that get-in price will only get you in the corner of the upper deck, and you can still spend a cool $22,000 if you want a full luxury experience from the best seat in the house. But if you just want to be in the building when the last-ever College Football Playoff is determined by just a four-team field, there’s still plenty of opportunity out there.