Texas A&M 'most valuable' in college football

Annette Crawford
September 16, 2018

Alabama has played in three consecutive College Football Playoff championship games - winning two of them - but the Crimson Tide aren't the most valuable college football team in America, according to a Forbes report Tuesday. Texas made $133 million in revenue and $87 million in profit, while MI was third at $127 million and $75 million.

Texas A&M signed coach Jimbo Fisher to a 10-year, $75 million contract during the offseason, and paying that apparently won't be too hard. According to the magazine, in 2011 the Longhorns became the first college football team ever to record $100 million in revenue.

Forbes had not created this list since 2015.

Last December, Texas A&M signed Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State with 10-year, $75 million deal.

MI was third on the list at $127 million in revenue and $75 million in profit, followed by Alabama ($127M/$59M) and Ohio State ($120M/$69M). Texas Tech came in at No. 25, with the Red Raiders bringing in $60 million in revenue and recording $31 million in profit over a three-year average.

The Oregon Ducks were ranked 12th with revenues of $92 million and a profit of $54 million.

A&M also made a lot of money from ticket sales, averaging $41 million per year, good for third-most in the nation.

In June 2018, Forbes reported that contributions related to Texas A&M's move to the SEC and contributions for massive renovations and expansion of Kyle Field contributed heavily to its climb up the fiscal ladder.

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