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Most Valuable Teams In College Football 2011 / 2012

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6 #1. University of Texas Longhorns

Current Value: $129 millionTwo-Year Change in Value: 8%Football Profit: $71 millionConference: Big 12Head 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.

5 #2. University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Current Value: $112 millionTwo-Year Change in Value: 4%Football Profit: $47 millionConference: IndependentHead Coach: Brian Kelly

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

4 #3. Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions

Current Value: $100 millionTwo-Year Change in Value: 1%Football Profit: $53 millionConference: Big TenHead Coach: Tom Bradley*

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

3 #4. Louisiana State University Tigers

Current Value: $96 millionTwo-Year Change in Value: 12%Football Profit: $47 millionConference: SECHead 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.

2 #5. University of Michigan Wolverines

Current Value: $94 millionTwo-Year Change in Value: 15%Football Profit: $47 millionConference: Big TenHead 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.

1 #6. University of Alabama Crimson Tide

Current Value: $93 millionTwo-Year Change in Value: 1%Football Profit: $45 millionConference: SECHead 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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