Our list of College Football’s Most Valuable Teams ranks each team's value on a weighted scoring system. The four components, in order of weight, consist of each team's 1. value to its university (football profit used for academic purposes, including football scholarships), 2. value to its athletic department (net profit generated by the football team that is kept by the athletic department), 3. value to its conference (distribution of bowl game payout) and 4. value to the surrounding community (estimated spending by visitors on days of home games). The scoring system also standardizes revenues and expenses in order to account for differences in each school's method of reporting financial information to the Department of Education. (Getty Images) Sources: The Universities; Local Chambers of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureaus; NCAA; U.S. Department of Education. More From Forbes
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