You can’t put a price tag on success.

So you’ve got this study

Which team is the most valuable?

That would be Ohio State, which has surged to a $1.5 billion valuation, according to an analysis by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. That’s a 59.6% increase in value for a program that was already worth the most nationally according to the study, which analyzes what each team would be worth on the open market if sold like a professional sports franchise…

The study broke down each program’s most recently available revenues and expenses, from 2016, making cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections. Across the sport, the value of Football Bowl Subdivision teams spiked by 26% over the 2015 numbers, the product of cash flows that rose 24% and revenues that grew by 19%.

Shockingly, no mention is made of reserve funds, which may explain why Georgia is only eighth on that list.  Still, that beats the annual showing of the school in the Directors’ Cup, which is as good an indication of B-M’s priorities as anything.

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2 responses to “You can’t put a price tag on success.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    It sounds like they used a capitalization rate, but they forgot to factor in the Corch Meyers discount. Twenty to thirty percent at least.

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  2. Mayor

    Oh! College football teams are for sale now!! Great!!! Since an NFL franchise costs well in excess of $100 Mil I think I’ll buy a college team! I’m sure I can finance the deal out. As soon as I buy mine I’ll be sure to get rid of those pesky boards though……

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