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

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  1. KillBilly

    KillBilly Member

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    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

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    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

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    Duke above Missouri? Ouch and HAHAHAHA at the same time.
     
  4. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    Killbilly, always a pleasure with that avatar.
     
  5. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    Iowa at #11???
     
  6. Tank

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    #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

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    As long as the ag economy continues to thrive, we'll keep moving up!
     
  8. Rogue52

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    I have some farmland in Antarctica to sell to whomever purchases Iowa's football program for $384.4 million.
     
  9. Tornado man

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    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

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    So we're worth about 2 Baylor's?
     
  11. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    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

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    That would be close.
     
  13. IAStubborn

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Well-Known Member

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    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

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

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    You're right but I just cannot quite put my finger on it!!!
     
  20. KillBilly

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    Must be my pithy prose. :smile:
     

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