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Forbes Ranks The 10 Most "Valuable" Teams In College Football

A general view of Texas A&M's football stadium.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 12: General view of fans watch the play in the first half between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Ball State Cardinals at Kyle Field on September 12, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Big-time college football is a big business. The top programs are known for bringing in serious revenue every single year.

For a long time, Texas was atop the money list in college football. The Longhorns passed $100 million in revenue in 2011 and have not looked back.

Now, there's a new team at the top of the heap, and Texas fans probably won't be happy about it.

Texas A&M is now the most valuable program in college football, according to Forbes' most recent study. The Aggies have been raking in $148 million annually over the last couple of years, and they pushed Texas to No. 2 on the list, followed by Michigan.

Across the three years prior to last season, Texas A&M averaged annual revenues of $148 million, the most of any program in the nation. That not only tops the Longhorns; it leaves them in the dust. Over the same time period, Texas football averaged $133 million in revenue, making the Longhorns a distant second.

Texas A&M is also the only program with a profit of more than $100 million.

Forbes' full top 10 ranking of the most valuable programs in college football is littered with the usual suspects.

  1. Texas A&M
  2. Texas
  3. Michigan
  4. Alabama
  5. Ohio State
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Auburn
  9. LSU
  10. Florida

You can read Forbes' full feature here.