The Norman Transcript

December 18, 2013

Oklahoma well represented as Forbes ranks college football's most powerful and profitable programs

Sooners No. 7 on Forbes most valuable list; Stoops No. 2 on the most powerful coach rankingn

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Forbes.com released its annual report on college football’s most valuable teams. Oklahoma came in at No. 7. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2013/12/18/college-footballs-most-valuable-teams-2013-texas-longhorns-cant-be-stopped/



Forbes used a football program’s value to its athletic department, conference affiliation and the school’s local economy as factors when determining the list



Here’s the top 10:

1. Texas

Team value: $139 million

Revenue: $109 million

Profit: $82 million

Conference: Big 12

2. Notre Dame

Team value: $117 million

Revenue: $78 million

Profit: $46 million

Conference: Independent

3. Alabama

Team value: $110 million

Revenue: $89 million

Profit: $47 million

Conference: SEC

4. LSU

Team value: $105 million

Revenue: $74 million

Profit: $48 million

Conference: SEC

5. Michigan

Team value: $104 million

Revenue: $81 million

Profit: $58 million

Conference: Big Ten

6. Florida

Team value: $94 million

Revenue: $75 million

Profit: $49 million

Conference: SEC

7. Oklahoma

Team value: $92 million

Revenue: $70 million

Profit: $45 million

Conference: Big 12

8. Georgia

Team value: $91 million

Revenue: $66 million

Profit: $40 million

Conference: SEC

9. Ohio State

Team value: $83 million

Revenue: $61 million

Profit: $38 million

Conference: Big Ten

10. Nebraska

Team value: $80 million

Revenue: $56 million

Profit: $35 million

Conference: Big Ten



The Web site always listed its ranking of the 10 most powerful coaches in college football. http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emdm45efmkj/college-footballs-most-powerful-coaches/

OU coach Bob Stoops came in a No. 2, just behind Alabama coach Nick Saban. The criteria used to determine the list was coach’s salary, football budget, cost of termination without cause and the proportion of his school's coaching budget and total athletic expenses that his salary commands.  



Another list Forbes came up was the most expensive college football games of the 2013 regular season. The Sooners made two appearance on that list. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2013/12/18/college-footballs-most-expensive-games-of-2013/

Neither game was at Owen Field. The Sept. 28 game at Notre Dame was No. 3 on the list with an average ticket price of  $481. This year’s Bedlam game came in at No. 10 with an average ticket price of $312.