Florida State athletic director Michael Alford believes that the Seminoles brand is among the most valuable in college sports — and he has some numbers to support his thoughts.

Alford spoke at the university’s Board of Trustees meeting last week and presented updates on the renovations within the school’s facilities, the expected start of construction on the football-only building and some interesting financial numbers.

From the Tomahawk Nation story:

According to numbers he shared, if conference distributions were removed (TV contracts, postseason payouts, etc.), FSU would rank third in the SEC in revenue generated — ahead of schools like the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers and Florida Gators.

When comparing against Big 10 schools, Florida State ranks third, behind the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines but ahead of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Iowa Hawkeyes, Wisconsin Badgers, and others.

Unfortunately for Alford and Florida State, conference distributions do exist and it’s there where the ACC has lagged behind the rest of the Power 5.

While the story makes it clear that Alford wasn’t discussing realignment with the board and didn’t believe the FSU AD had an angle to the numbers he’s presenting, he clearly wanted to show the value of the school’s brand within college sports.

Now the question is if the SEC or Big Ten will also see the value in bringing the Seminoles into their future conference plans.