Texas head coach Charlie Strong is lifted by his players after their 24-17 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Dallas. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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Report: Texas’ football team most valuable in nation

Posted December 22nd, 2015


According to a Forbes.com report released on Tuesday, The Longhorns football team was deemed the most valuable for 2015. To rank teams’ “financial importance,” Forbes used financial data from the 2014-15 season and a formula based on “each team’s impacts in four areas.” The areas being the university, athletics department, conferences or local economies. Examples cited include”university value is money geared toward academics via football scholarships.”

Forbes places a $152 million value on Charlie Strong’s squad with a profit of $92 million.

The rest of the top five are Notre Dame ($127 million), Tennessee ($121 million), LSU ($111 million) and Michigan ($105 million).


Oklahoma was pegged at #9 ($96 million) and Texas A&M was slotted at #16 at a value of $71 million. The full list can be viewed here.

Forbes’ report comes off the heels of last week’s rundown by CBS Sports detailing the programs with the top revenue in the nation. Texas topped that list at $180 million.


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