Monday, January 11, 2016

WSJ: MSU worth less than half of Ole Miss

The Wall Street Journal ranked college football teams according to their net worth.  The top ten had the usual suspects.  How did Mississippi teams fare?

Rank, school, net worth (in millions)
1. Ohio State 946.61
2. Texas 885.05
3. Michigan 811.30
4. Notre Dame 723.59
5. Alabama 694.87
6. Oklahoma 674.34
7. Florida 670.86
8. Georgia 636.44
9. LSU 612.30
10. Penn State 481.39

32. Ole Miss 216.20

52. MSU 103.30

Then there is Southern Miss

104. USM 11.86

See the rankings for yourself.


Anonymous said...

No doubt it's the players' salaries that account for the gap.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Mississippi is annualizing their player salary contracts.

Anonymous said...

keep sucking on those sour grapes pup, all the while knowing it aint never, ever, going to change... HOTTY TODDY!

Anonymous said...

Based on success or stadium and facilities? If so, this makes sense.

Anonymous said...

You have to spend money to make money. Ask the Nkemdruggies.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere in South AL Tammy furiously works her calculator to figure out how Auburn isn't even worth $694.87 like Alabama is. Anger makes her calculations difficult.

Anonymous said...

Probably based on a casual observation of the fan bases

Anonymous said...

The great thing about sports --the point of sports, arguably-- is that it doesn't matter.

Ole Miss has been about consolidating wealth and privilege since the first 18-year-old slaver stepped on campus. Their grads have owned the state and presided over its disastrous fortunes for almost as long as there's been a state. Mississippi State, OTOH, is a land grant university created to educate the sons of farmers. USM is a teacher's college. It's no surprise that monetizing the leisure dollars of the former yields higher numbers than the latter two.

If you want to see the preordained results of accumulated wealth, you don't need sports. In that world, New York always beats Green Bay. Madison Central always beats Starkville. OM folks always bribe judges, orally decapitate hamsters, hang nooses around civil rights statues, and generally embarrass us. Sports is for getting away from all that for awhile.

Anonymous said...

The saddest part of it all is that college football is just a pastime for the rest of the country (and one of many, at that), yet our people obsess over it. It's entertaining, but it's meaningless. Lots of people around the country will watch tonight's championship game, but the rest of the country will largely forget about college football until August (or later). Not us, though. No, we'll keep focusing our attention, our thoughts, our discussions and, yes, our finances on whether a 19-year old at an institution of higher learning has an ingrown toenail, is constipated, or whether it can actually be proven that he assaulted someone. And so many will base their self-worth on such. (See above.) What a shame.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised that my USM is low, but given that USM wins a ton more than some of the schools above us (FIU, New Mexico State, Buffalo, are just a few) I won't lose too much sleep over these rankings.

Clanga Lang said...

If it's based on the stadium, MSU would be ranked ahead of TSUN. If based on Bass Wejuns and sweater vests for sale in the bookstore, it's TSUN by a mile.

Based on football outcomes, though, LSU shows us the survey don't mean jack shit over the past three years. lolololololol.

PS: How much are revrunt Freeze's prayer cloths this month?

Anonymous said...

Yet OM still ranks 10th in the SEC..........

Anonymous said...

Looks about right to me. The State of MS just doesn't have enough cash flow, revenue, or a sizeable alum base to make contributions to come near the top 10. Heck, Ole Miss barely cracked the top 10 in it's own conference. I don't mean that to sound snide, but it's just the state of the State we live in.

Bill Dees said...

"Brewer [the economics professor/researcher] analyzed each program’s revenues and expenses and made cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections to calculate what a college team would be worth on the open market, if it could be bought and sold like a professional franchise."
So, all you sour grapes commentors from MSU should learn to actually read the linked article before you start spouting off nonsense about The Flagship University. The values aren't about salaries, or clothes, or cars or anything other than the projected value of the team if it could be bought and sold on a free market. The hallmark of a fool is development of contempt prior to investigation. The MSU commentors' contempt prior to actually reading the study brands them.

Anonymous said...

who would buy any of it anyway?

who can borrow against it?

The state?

what a useless undertaking.

Anonymous said...

Think you just shared more about your personal brand Dees than anyone here cares to know about.

Anonymous said...

What Bill Dees is saying is Ole Miss is worth more because some moron with money to burn would pay more for it.

Right Bill? Something is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. And there is a large market of Ole Miss Kool Aid drinkers.

Anonymous said...

If you include value of Dan Mullens' ego, they are about even.

Anonymous said...

@4:22, +1.

Anonymous said...

I love my dog. Its so cute when it tries to get off the leash.

Feelin' Blessed... said...

I love when Bill Dees shares his wisdom and insight. Better than auditing a class at Millsaps. "The hallmark of a fool...". Ima write that down.

Anonymous said...

So there are a bunch of athletes who play a violent game, insure a strong case of arthritis in years to come, obtain a Diploma via tutors and easy classes which do not prepare them for the workplace. We pimp them and they whore themselves so we can claim how great we played when we won.

I enjoy college football, but it is entertainment. Nothing more fellas. You haven't done jack squat when your team wins.

Anonymous said...

Ole Miss = 100 man roster 67 are from another state.
Mississippi State = 100 man roster 41 are from another state. I think MSU represents MS more than Ole Miss does.

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