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Washington Huskies Among Most Valuable College Football Teams

But they trail the Oregon Ducks

By Rob Smith September 17, 2019

Seattle, WA, USA - April 13, 2017: The Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium in Seattle. Husky Stadium is the home stadium of the University of Washington Huskies NCAA football team.

The Washington Huskies are the 19th most valuable team in college football, according to Forbes magazine.

The Huskies generated an estimated $92 million in revenue and recorded a $43 million profit between 2015 and 2017. Only two other Pac-12 teams made the top 25 list: The Oregon Ducks, which finished No. 14, and the USC Trojans, which ranked No. 18.

The Ducks generated $96 million in revenue and had a $56 million profit, while the Trojans recorded a $52 million profit on $93 million in revenue.

The Texas A&M Aggies ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive year, with $147 million in revenue and a profit of $94 million. Texas, Michigan, Alabama and Ohio State round out the top five.

The report notes that the University of Alabama spends $74 million annually on its football program, by far the most in the nation.

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