Top Five Most Valuable Colleges

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Check out this rundown of American College Football's Most Valuable Teams, according to Forbes.com 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 our list. 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. 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 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. 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. Source

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