50 most valuable college football programs according to Wall Street Journal

Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash

The Wall Street Journal has released their list of the 50 most valuable college football programs in the country. Not so surprisingly, the Texas Longhorns program is on top the list with a value of $875 million, as much as some of the lowest valued NFL franchises.

To put it in perspective, the Cincinnati Bengals were valued by Forbes  at $871 million, $4 million less than Texas. The Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons are amongst the teams valued less than the Longhorns program.

Behind Texas was Notre Dame with a value of $811.5 million. There was a big gap between those two and third place Michigan Wolverines.

The Big Ten has two of the five most valuable with Ohio State Buckeyes following Michigan at fourth. The Florida Gators program was surprisingly the most valuable SEC program. In the Top 10 there were five SEC teams. Alabama came in at seventh followed by Georgia, Auburn and LSU.

The Pac-12′s most valuable team was USC at 15th.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Michigan Wolverines, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Jerry Morris

    WHEN THE SEC NETWORK MONEY STARTS ROLLING IN THE SEC WILL DOMINATE THIS TOO!

  • Mary Waltman

    You know that stupid old green eyed monster still amazes me………

  • Neil Lynn

    In my humble opinion, all Conferences but the SEC should boycott ESPN, to talk to them or play SEC teams until the ESPN contract with the SEC is sold or split up. ESPN built the Conf. to what it is with their endless hype. (think St. Tebow coverage) They have a conflict of interest in their coverage.

  • tideman89

    Of course the ESPN contract had nothing to do with the SEC being perhaps the most dominating conference or playing the best football.

1 hour ago

Game of Thrones, Purple Wedding: Jack Gleeson poses next to King Joffrey dying (Photo)

1 hour ago

College football recruiting: 3-star DT Gage Cervenka commits to Clemson Tigers

1 hour ago

New Illinois Illini uniforms leaked (Photos)