The Wall Street Journal published an article about the value of college football programs and Florida State came in 21st. They valued the program at $294.41 million, which comes in more than $13 million ahead of the next closest ACC school, Virginia Tech. Florida State and Virginia Tech are the only two ACC programs inside the Top-25. Clemson comes in at No. 30.
This is how the results were attainied.
"Brewer analyzed each program’s revenues and expenses and made cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections to calculate what a college team would be worth on the open market, if it could be bought and sold like a professional franchise."
The Top-25 consists of 9 SEC programs led by Alabama at No. 5, 6 B1G programs led by Ohio State at No. 1 and Michigan at No. 3, 4 Big 12 programs led by No. 2 Texas, 3 Pac 12 schools led by No. 15 Washington, 2 ACC schools led by No. 21 Florida State, and No. 4 Notre Dame.
Florida State sits $652.2 million behind Ohio State, and $376.45 behind in state rival Florida. Miami comes in at No. 39 and valued at $188.61 million.