SEC dominates Forbes’ 20 most valuable college programs

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Forbes does an annual study of the overall value of college football programs, and the 2013 study was just released.

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Forbes obtains financial data via each school’s 2012-13 report, and they value the team based on a certain criteria, via Forbes.com.

To determine college football’s most valuable teams, we consider each team’s value to its athletic department, its university’s academic endeavors, its conference and its school’s local economy. Athletic value consists of football profit that is directed toward supporting non-revenue sports, like softball or gymnastics, while a team’s value to academics consists of money that supports football scholarships or other non-athletic programming, like faculty support, non-athletic scholarships or a library fund. Conference value consists of revenue generated for other conference teams by participating in a bowl game, and a team’s value to its local community consists of the direct spending injected by fans visiting the area on days of the team’s home games.

Related: Here’s a link to 2012’s most valuable teams

Here are the results for 2013, and nine SEC teams are included:

1. Texas Longhorns
Team value: $139 million
Revenue: $109 million
Profit: $82 million

2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Team value: $117 million
Revenue: $78 million
Profit: $46 million

3. Alabama Crimson Tide
Team value: $110 million
Revenue: $89 million
Profit: $47 million

4. LSU Tigers
Team value: $105 million
Revenue: $74 million
Profit: $48 million

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5. Michigan Wolverines
Team value: $104 million
Revenue: $81 million
Profit: $58 million

6. Florida Gators
Team value: $94 million
Revenue: $75 million
Profit: $49 million

7. Oklahoma Sooners
Team value: $92 million
Revenue: $70 million
Profit: $45 million

8. Georgia Bulldogs
Team value: $91 million
Revenue: $66 million
Profit: $40 million

9. Ohio State Buckeyes
Team value: $83 million
Revenue: $61 million
Profit: $38 million

10. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Team value: $80 million
Revenue: $56 million
Profit: $35 million

11. Auburn Tigers
Team value: $77 million
Revenue: $75 million
Profit: $39 million

12. Arkansas Razorbacks
Team value: $74 million
Revenue: $61 million
Profit: $32 million

13. USC Trojans
Team value: $73 million
Revenue: $58 million
Profit: $35 million

14. Texas A&M Aggies
Team value: $72 million
Revenue: $54 million
Profit: $36 million

15. Penn State Nittany Lions
Team value: $71 million
Revenue: $59 million
Profit: $30 million

16. Wisconsin Badgers
Team value: $70 million
Revenue: $51 million
Profit: $19 million

17. Washington Huskies
Team value: $66 million
Revenue: $56 million
Profit: $33 million

18. South Carolina Gamecocks
Team value: $65 million
Revenue: $49 million
Profit: $24 million

19. Oregon Ducks
Team value: $64 million
Revenue: $54 million
Profit: $33 million

20. Tennessee Volunteers
Team value: $63 million
Revenue: $55 million
Profit: $28 million

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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