Business Insider recently calculated the average CFB player's worth by school, listing the top 20. Their methodology:
We calculated the Fair Market Value of college football players at the 20 most profitable programs using data provided by the Department of Education. Using the NFL's most recent collective bargaining agreement in which the players receive a minimum of 47% of all revenue, each school's football revenue was split between the school and the athletes with the players' share divided evenly among the 85 scholarship players.
#1 Texas - $671,173
#4 Michigan - $487,979
#8 Notre Dame - $476,226
#9 OSU - $461,968
#20 MSU - $327,495
It was crazy to me to see such a massive disparity between Texas and everyone else, despite Texas being in a slump for quite some time. Any ideas where that disparity comes from? It must have something to do with the Longhorn Network, but I doubt having their own network creates that much more revenue. Also, what do you think are the greater implications for these numbers? The higher the number, the higher the expectations?
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