The SEC is arguably the deepest conference in terms of talent amongst the college football landscape. It may be one of the most lucrative conferences as well.
Nine SEC teams were included in Forbes’ Most Valuable College Football Teams list for 2015.
Tennessee and LSU were the SEC’s two highest valued teams on Forbes’ list, placing third and fourth, respectively. The Vols were valued at $121 million and the Tigers at $111 million.
UGA was the next team to crack the list at No. 6 with a value of $102 million. Alabama and Auburn rounded out of the top 10 at Nos. 8 and 10, respectively, with values of $99 million and $89 million.
Arkansas was also listed at No. 12 with a value of $80 million. Florida appeared soon after at No. 15 with a value of $72 million.
The top 20 was rounded out by Texas A&M at No. 16 ($71 million), then South Carolina at No. 18 with a value of $69 million.
The SEC lead all conferences with nine teams included in the top 20 of these rankings. The Big Ten was second with four teams: Michigan (No. 5), Ohio State (No. 7), Penn State (No. 11) and Michigan State (No. 19). The Pac-12 was third with three teams: Washington (No. 13), Oregon (No. 14) and USC (No. 20).
Texas and Notre Dame were the most valuable teams in college football. Texas was valued at $152 million and the Fighting Irish a distant second at $127 million.