Most Valuable College Football Programs Plus A Breakdown

In a rare deviation from movies, I want to take a quick look at what Forbes has published The other day, Forbes published a list of the most valuable college football teams. Here’s a look at the list:

1. Texas
2. Notre Dame
3. Alabama
4. LSU
5. Michigan
6. Florida
7. Oklahoma
8. Georgia
9. Ohio State
10. Nebraska
11. Auburn
12. Arkansas
13. USC

There are  no surprises at the top. Hate them or love them, Texas and Notre Dame flip flop for the top spot every year. They both have enormous fan bases that stretch across the globe. They also have the most dedicated fans, and the most wealthy alumni, along with rich history and stupid television deals. So honestly, nobody should be shocked at these two at the top year in and year out. Coming in third is Alabama, which is up three spots from last year. With all of the same things that were said about Texas and Notre Dame, the same thing can be said about Alabama, however, the most recent success of the program has lifted them into the top three. The first surprise on this list is LSU. Not to take anything away from LSU and the recent success that they have had, it is hard to believe that they are more valuable than the fifth and sixth teams on this list, Michigan and Florida. Other than that nothing surprises me on this list but it is interesting to note the ranking or  Penn State and USC. These two programs are rich in tradition and success, and even recent success as well. Obviously, these two have had a lot of recent issues that have caused scholarship reductions and post season bans and a lot of drama surrounding the respective programs. For all of you ” S-E-Cers” out there, they dominate the top then with four schools. However, this is down from last year, but they still have a hold on college football and the money that college football generate.

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