COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Wall Street Journal’s annual ranking of college football programs has placed the Buckeyes at the top of the list.
The paper’s ranking attempts to place a value on the programs based on the revenue they are able to generate.
The Buckeyes topped the ranking with a value of more than $1.5 billion, up nearly 60% from $946 million in 2016.
The Wall Street Journal attributed the new valuation to last year’s playoff appearance and a new Big Ten television package. The WSJ cites a study by Ryan Brewer, a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus.
Texas took the number 2 spot on the list with a value of $1.2 billion.
Trop 10 teams listed in the report:
- Ohio State – $1,510,482,000
- Texas – $1,243,124,000
- Oklahoma – $1,001,967,00
- Alabama $930,001,000
- Louisiana State – $910,927,000
- Michigan – $892,951,000
- Notre Dame – $856,938,000
- Georgia – $822,310,000
- Tennessee – $745,640,00
- Auburn – $724,191,000