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The value of Auburn's football program jumped 20.4 percent year over year, according to a study released this week.
Ryan Brewer, an associate professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, released his evaluations of the value college football programs across the country. Those numbers were released by the Wall Street Journal.
Auburn ranks eighth nationally and third in the SEC with a value of $871.9 million. Auburn's football program was worth $724.2 million in 2017, according to Brewer. In other words, that's how much Auburn's football program could be bought and sold for on the open market if it was a professional organization.
Vanderbilt is valued at $81,494,539, ranking 61st nationally, to bring up the rear for the SEC.
Clemson, which faces Alabama in the national championship game Monday night, ranks 26th nationally with a value of $298.1 million.
You can read more and see the full value rankings at The Wall Street Journal.
2018 college football value rankings
1. Texas: $1,105,493,378
2. Ohio State: $1,048,166,317
3. Alabama: 1,009,903,620
4. Michigan: $924,625,003
5. Notre Dame: $913,401,562
6. Georgia: $891,099,506
7. Oklahoma: $885,558,053 8. Auburn: $871,907,615
9. LSU: $852,445,897
10. Tennessee: $727,849,384
Brown found three college football programs are valued above $1 billion: Alabama, Ohio State and Texas. The Longhorns lead the way at $1,105,493,378. Ohio State had led the country in each of the last three seasons previous to 2018.
Here's more from The Wall Street Journal on Brewer's evaluations of the college football landscape:
Brewer’s analysis reveals adjusted revenues are up $5.6 billion from last year and cash flow jumped 2.7 percent.
SEC teams comprise half of the top 16 programs, including seven of the 12 most-valued programs.