Most Valuable Teams In College Football 2011 / 2012

#1. University of Texas Longhorns

Current Value: $129 million
Two-Year Change in Value: 8%
Football Profit: $71 million
Conference: Big 12
Head Coach: Mack Brown

Texas football generated $65 million for its athletic department, $15 million more than any other school. That athletic value helped offset the fact that the Longhorns didn’t make a bowl game last season.

#2. University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Current Value: $112 million
Two-Year Change in Value: 4%
Football Profit: $47 million
Conference: Independent
Head Coach: Brian Kelly

Notre Dame was the only school able to generate more than $10 million in additional spending per home game last season.

#3. Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions

Current Value: $100 million
Two-Year Change in Value: 1%
Football Profit: $53 million
Conference: Big Ten
Head Coach: Tom Bradley*

Penn State joined Texas as the only two teams able to generate more than $50 million for their respective athletic departments.

#4. Louisiana State University Tigers

Current Value: $96 million
Two-Year Change in Value: 12%
Football Profit: $47 million
Conference: SEC
Head Coach: Les Miles

The local economic impact of LSU’s home games has helped secure their place as the SEC’s most valuable team. The Tigers generated $8.5 million in local spending for each of their seven home games.

#5. University of Michigan Wolverines

Current Value: $94 million
Two-Year Change in Value: 15%
Football Profit: $47 million
Conference: Big Ten
Head Coach: Brady Hoke

The Wolverines saw a 15% increase in team value since 2009, which was mostly influenced by Michigan Athletics’ academic funding. Michigan contributed more to football scholarships than any other public university on Forbes’ list.

#6. University of Alabama Crimson Tide

Current Value: $93 million
Two-Year Change in Value: 1%
Football Profit: $45 million
Conference: SEC
Head Coach: Nick Saban

The Crimson Tide’s football revenue of $77 million was the second-highest on our list, and the Athletic Department contributed $6.5 million to academic programs last year.

[See full list on Forbes.com]

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Most Valuable Teams In College Football 2011 / 2012