Texas College Football Program Retains Top Valuation
Texas remained the most valuable college football program with a net worth of $761.7 million, despite losing 5% in 2011-12, according to an annual analysis. It also generated the most revenue in college football.
The valuation prices the Longhorns higher than NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, which was sold for about $760 million in 2011. However, Forbes last year valued the team at a much lower $133 million, up from $129 million the previous year.
Four other college programs in the state were valued in the study by Ryan Brewer, an assistant professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. They are:
Texas A&M $278.5 million
Texas Tech $211.0 million
Texas Christian $76.6 million
Baylor $71.3 million
Brewer estimated the intrinsic valuations of 115 teams in the top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision. He used each team’s revenues and expenses, cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections, among other things.