LSU is the fifth most valuable college football team in the country, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
The Tigers, if hypothetically sold on the open market like a professional sports franchise, would be worth about $910,927,000.
The analysis by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, broke down each program’s available revenues and expenses from 2016, taking into account cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections, the report said.
Ohio State took the top spot on the list at $1,510,482,000, while Texas ($1,243,124,00) and Oklahoma ($1,001,967,00) round out the rest of the top three.
The Southeastern Conference as a whole put five teams in the top 10, making it the most valuable conference, on average, in the nation at $523 million per team.
Alabama is the most valuable SEC program at $930,001,000 with Georgia ($822,310,000), Tennessee ($745,640,000) and Auburn ($724,191,000) coming in at No. 8, 9 and 10, respectively.
The state of Louisiana put three other teams on the list of 115 schools, including No. 107 Louisiana-Lafayette ($11,829,000), No. 110 Louisiana Tech ($10,836,000) and No. 115 Louisiana-Monroe ($6,792,000).
Across the Football Bowl Subdivision, values rose 26 percent since 2015, the product of cash flows that went up 24 percent and revenues by 19 percent.