The national powers of the 2012 college football season are beginning to assert themselves. With Florida, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame notching impressive victories over the weekend, StubHub has continued to see incredibly high fan interest for these upcoming games. This weekend features a few Top 10 matchups as well as a classic Southern rivalry brimming with added intensity.
After finally securing the Paul Bunyan Trophy from their rivals at Michigan State, the Michigan Wolverines once again top our charts with page views and overall demand. The Wolverines take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers this weekend and their primetime matchup is outpacing some of the other high-profile games this weekend. This is partially due to Michigan’s massive fan base and the tremendous traveling support the Cornhuskers receive on the road. Coming in second is another one of our partners, the USC Trojans, who will follow up a blowout win against the Colorado Buffaloes with a quick road trip to Tucson to take on the Wildcats. We suspect that many of the page views we’ve seen recently are due to fans looking ahead to the Trojans’ gigantic showdown with the AP’s No. 2 team, the Oregon Ducks. The Florida Gators come in at No. 3 on our list, after finishing off an impressive home win over South Carolina. The Gators will need to repeat that performance against arch-nemesis Georgia in the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” this weekend. With the game taking place in Jacksonville, many Gators fans seem to be looking to make the quick trip up state. Last, and most predictably, the Oklahoma Sooners, who host the highly-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame this Saturday, is getting a big look from fans. It’s a matchup that would garner national attention even without the stakes, but since both teams come in with a Top 10 BCS ranking, it’s grabbed the No. 4 spot on our scorecard!