The 15 Most Valuable College Football Programs
The Covid 19 Coronavirus has upended everyone's world. And just one of the area's affected is, of course, sports.
Every sport has been affected and virtually every age group. Heck, my Grandson's play Little League Baseball and had their season pushed back. And back. And back. From the 'little ones' to the pro's, leagues and events are either cancelled or postponed. And each and every day brings new news, new updates.
College football is one of those sports that's going forward. At least as I write this, they're planning on it. There will be a lot of 'modifications' but the play is to...play.
When I was looking here and there, I discovered an interesting article. Basically, the gist of it was the economics of major college football. The Wall Street Journal posed the question what a college team would be worth on the open market, if it could be bought and sold like, say, a professional sports franchise.
So what program do you suppose is the most valuable, under those terms?
Interestingly, one of the regions favorites comes in a #15. Yep, your Nebraska Cornhuskers would bring a nifty. $471.6 million. Nearly a half-billion dollars! And they're only number fifteen.
So who's the most valuable? Alabama? Nope, they're only #3 at just over a billion bucks. Oh, it must be Notre Dame then? Nah, they're just south of a billion. How about LSU? Georgia? Oklahoma, Michigan or Ohio State? All no's, but they are all pricey.
Aha, must be Clemson, they've won recent National Titles! Nope, they're not even in the Top Fifteen!
Think Longhorns, my friend, think Longhorns.
You can check the entire Top Fifteen most valuable programs here. The website 247Sports runs down those programs, and whether you agree or disagree that they should be playing games during the pandemic, you can understand why there's a lot of money on the line.