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PSU Football Among Most Valuable Programs

According to the Wall Street Journal, Penn State football is among the ten most valuable football programs in the nation.

Despite having weathered a storm over the past several years that would have left most football programs for dead, Penn State's is considered one of the most valuable in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal. The Nittany Lions rank No. 10 nationally (up from No. 11 in 2015) in calculated value of $481 million by the publication, which places it No. 3 among Big Ten teams behind Ohio State (No. 1) and Michigan (No. 3). According to the Wall Street Journal this is how Penn State football has ranked over the past few years:

2015: No. 10 - $481 million

2014: No. 11 - $530 million

2013: No. 16 - $300 million

2012: No. 13 - $408 million

In terms of top ten valuable programs (in millions), here is how WSJ ranks them:

1. Ohio State - $946.6

2. Texas - $885.1

3. Michigan - $811.3

4. Notre Dame - $723.6

5. Alabama - $694.9

6. Oklahoma - $674.3

7. Florida - $670.9

8. Georgia - $636.4

9. LSU - $612.3

10. Penn State - $481.4

In terms of the Big Ten, here are how the programs rank:

1. Ohio State - $946.6 (1)

2. Michigan - $811.3 (3)

3. Penn State - $481.4 (10)

4. Nebraska - $444.1 (11)

5. Iowa - $439.6 (12)

6. Wisconsin - $352.7 (17)

7. Michgian State - $246.6 (28)

8. Minnesota - 195.0 (36)

9. Northwestern - $150.0 (45)

10. Indiana - $143.0 (46)

11. Purdue - $132.4 (47)

12. Maryland - $100.0 (54)

13. Illinois - $99.6 (55)

14. Rutgers - $59.3 (67)

As an aside, Pitt is ranked 63 ($81.9) and Temple is 78 ($27.4).


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