WSJ: Michigan 6th most valuable college program

Submitted by Heywood_Jablome on September 21st, 2017 at 6:51 PM

1 OHIO STATE 1,510,482,000
2 TEXAS 1,243,124,000
3 OKLAHOMA 1,001,967,00
4 ALABAMA 930,001,000
5 LOUISIANA STATE 910,927,000
6 MICHIGAN 892,951,000
7 NOTRE DAME 856,938,000
8 GEORGIA 822,310,000
9 TENNESSEE 745,640,00
10 AUBURN 724,191,000



Mike Damone

September 21st, 2017 at 7:59 PM ^

without Dave Brandon and his crack marketing staff around to peddle our block M to the highest bidders?  So glad those other insignificant assets - current/former players, students, alumni, excellence and tradition - have helped keep our value high.


September 21st, 2017 at 8:00 PM ^

LSU and Oklahoma make little sense to me. Both are at best slightly outside major metro areas. LSU doesn't have much in terms long-running historic value/assets. Neither are attached to somewhat strong academic schools that bring in the big money donors/fans.  


September 21st, 2017 at 10:28 PM ^

Damn, not to be a dick just because Ohio state is a pile of shit and maybe I feel this way because Ohio state is a pile of shit but their marketing and logos are awful. Do you ever look at something like a Tampa Bay buccaneers hat and think, damn that would suck to like that team? That hat looks like shit. That's seriously how Ohio state stuff looks. Stupid logo, average color scheme that's pretty boring and shitty intangibles. Cool, your logo is basically a chocolate nut. Dumb.


September 21st, 2017 at 10:21 PM ^

If I have a business - I can sell that.  Which makes it relatively easy to assign a value to my business.  Same for a house, a car, a piece of land, or a collection of baseball cards.  I can also sell my services, I have value in that respect too.

Can't exactly sell a college football program.

The value of a college football team, it seems to me, is really in the revenue produced.  That alone (or that VERY heavily weighted) should really be the metric, right?

House Mother

September 21st, 2017 at 10:48 PM ^

Associate Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus?  Total enrollment was 1628 in 2009. Colors:  Black, Red, Crimson, Old Gold. Now this seems like a reliable source for this type of article.

Papa Koz

September 22nd, 2017 at 7:43 AM ^

Not convinced of the findings. Show me the work, to authenticate the rankings. 1.5 billon for osu vs 300+ millon for clemson. Oh yeah I have the most valuable trampaline in my neighborhood its worth 1.2 millon more than my neighbors, because we have more 6 year old total jumps in the last year?? I know its a big suprise last year it was only worth 600 thousand. What a jump, in estmated cost!