Wall Street Journal: How much is your CFB team worth?

Discussion in 'Football' started by KillBilly, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. KillBilly

    KillBilly Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    243
    19
    18
    Dallas, TX
    Interesting article from the Wall Street Journal on the calculated "value" of top FBS teams as if they were "bought and sold" like pro teams. The Big 12 has 5 in the top 25 with UT at #1. Certain teams are much lower (USC) or higher (Boston College) than I would have guessed. I think you'll be pleased with ISU's ranking.

    BCS: How Much Is Your College-Football Team Worth? - WSJ.com
     
  2. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    22,706
    1,122
    113
    Male
    MO/KS
    Yet another example of why Louisville and Cincy would be bad pick-ups by the Big 12 if the Big 12 were interested in expansion.
     
  3. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2010
    1,812
    110
    63
    Male
    Amana, IA
    Duke above Missouri? Ouch and HAHAHAHA at the same time.
     
  4. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    15,324
    405
    83
    Graphic Designer
    Omaha, NE
    Killbilly, always a pleasure with that avatar.
     
  5. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    12,189
    517
    113
    Male
    Arlington, TX
    Iowa at #11???
     
  6. Tank

    Tank Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    2,297
    92
    48
    Pilot
    Niceville, FL
    #41 - I'll take that!

    Not too far behind schools like Florida State and Stanford and ahead of Kansas and Mizzou!
     
  7. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    3,964
    136
    63
    Ankeny
    As long as the ag economy continues to thrive, we'll keep moving up!
     
  8. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    6,776
    182
    63
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    I have some farmland in Antarctica to sell to whomever purchases Iowa's football program for $384.4 million.
     
  9. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    9,093
    325
    83
    Ames, IA
    That's what I was thinking - ahead of schools like Penn State, Tenn, Neb, A&M? I'd like to know a little more about his ranking criteria, besides what's in the article:

    "Among other factors, the study looked at each program's revenues and expenses and made cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections for each school. The resulting figures represent what the teams might fetch if they could be bought and sold like pro franchises."
     
  10. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    9,924
    347
    83
    Project Engineer
    Where they love the governor
    So we're worth about 2 Baylor's?
     
  11. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    12,189
    517
    113
    Male
    Arlington, TX
    It's really difficult to envision any rational system or criteria that would cause Iowa's program to be valued above those you mention. Perhaps PSU, because their "market value" might be tainted by the Sandusky scandal. But otherwise...no way.
     
  12. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    70,964
    542
    113
    Envr Engr/Program Manager
    Omaha
    That would be close.
     
  13. IAStubborn

    IAStubborn Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    6,892
    67
    48
    Male
    sure he included outstanding liabilities and debt. Michigan went up by reducing debt so given psu liabilities with future. revenue losses from B1g an $100m fine am sure that would affect there worth considerably.
     
  14. peteypie

    peteypie Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    5,505
    249
    63
    Agree. It always takes me 5 minutes to read each of Kill Billy's posts. Not sure if it's his writing, my reading comprehension, or some other distraction....
     
  15. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    14,951
    357
    83

    These factors would make a huge impact. The ways that athletic programs relate their finances to the rest of the academic institution vary widely, so comparison is very difficult.
     
  16. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    14,951
    357
    83
    This research comes from the prestigious IUPUC (Indiana University/Purdue University-Columbus, IN)!

    Note this gem from the school's home page:

    "The first competitive men’s basketball team at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) since 1987 will hit the court in a bout against Franklin College on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. The last time IUPUC had a men’s basketball team was 1984-87, when the university competed against opponents like Lindsey-Wilson College (Kentucky), St. Meinrad, IU Kokomo, Ivy Tech, and Franklin College’s JV team."

    It doesn't mean that they can't do good research, but this is hardly the Wharton School of Business.
     
  17. canker2323

    canker2323 Active Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    1,321
    24
    38
    Deep Thinking
    Tijuana
    What does the status of the basketball team have to do with anything? I don't get it.

    The University of Chicago has a crappy athletic department does that discredit them (I'm not saying the schools are alike or even close)?
     
  18. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    14,951
    357
    83

    The main point is the IUPUC is no University of Chicago in terms of research. The other gem was just entertaining.
     
  19. LibertyCy

    LibertyCy New Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    23
    0
    1
    You're right but I just cannot quite put my finger on it!!!
     
  20. KillBilly

    KillBilly Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    243
    19
    18
    Dallas, TX
    Must be my pithy prose. :smile:
     

Share This Page