Still #2 and closing the gap to #1...
by G.K.Chesterton (2014-12-22 12:53:30)
Edited on 2014-12-22 12:53:58
[ cannot delete ]   [ Edit ]   [ Return to Rock's House ]   [ Show All Thread ]   [ Ignore Poster ]   [ Report Post ]   [ Highlight Poster ]   [ Reply ] far as how the program is valued. (On-the-field results may vary, to say the least.)

Closing in on Texas this year is Notre Dame, once again at No. 2 with a value of $122 million, up from $117 million last year. In 2013 the school negotiated an extension with NBC for its unique TV deal, thought to be worth close to $20 million annually. It now runs through 2025. And though the Irish lost one of the best agreements in sports when the BCS evaporated, taking with it an annual payout of $1.9 million, the team replaced it with another great deal: The new college football playoff will pay the team an annual distribution of $2.3 million. For some context, consider that college football’s three other independent teams have to share less than $1 million.

The top five are rounded out by Michigan (worth $117 million), Alabama ($107 million) and LSU ($103 million). The SEC has a commanding position as usual, with five of the top ten teams.


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