Although the Texas Longhorns went through a lot this season, they continue to be the most valuable college football team, according to Forbes' Chris Smith.
The Longhorns are worth $139 million. They were the only team to bring in more than $100 million in revenue, and it was the second consecutive season in which they surpassed that mark.
Texas went 8-4 and lost its final game versus Baylor, which meant that it would not be going to a BCS bowl. However, ticket sales and a lucrative television deal have the Longhorns bringing in a lot of cash.
Alabama made its way up to No. 3 as it chased a three-peat this season. The Crimson Tide were the only school in the top six to make it to a BCS game. Oklahoma and Ohio State, both of which made BCS bowls, made it into the top 10.
Where did the top schools in the country fall? Auburn ($77 million) came in at No. 11, and Florida State didn't even finish in the top 20.
Let's take a look at the list of the most valuable college football teams of 2013:
|Most Valuable College Football Teams of 2013|
|Rank||Team||2013 Record||Team Value||Conference|
|1||Texas Longhorns||8-4||$139 million||Big 12|
|2||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||8-4||$117 million||Independent|
|3||Alabama Crimson Tide||11-1||$110 million||SEC|
|4||LSU Tigers||9-3||$105 million||SEC|
|5||Michigan Wolverines||7-5||$104 million||Big Ten|
|6||Florida Gators||4-8||$94 million||SEC|
|7||Oklahoma Sooners||10-2||$92 million||Big 12|
|9||Ohio State Buckeyes||12-1||$83 million||Big Ten|
|10||Nebraska Cornhuskers||8-4||$80 million||Big Ten|
|11||Auburn Tigers||12-1||$77 million||SEC|
|12||Arkansas Razorbacks||3-9||$74 million||SEC|
|13||USC Trojans||9-4||$73 million||Pac-12|
|14||Texas A&M Aggies||8-4||$72 million||SEC|
|15||Penn State Nittany Lions||7-5||$71 million||Big Ten|
|16||Wisconsin Badgers||9-3||$70 million||Big Ten|
|17||Washington Huskies||8-4||$66 million||Pac-12|
|18||South Carolina Gamecocks||10-2||$65 million||SEC|
|19||Oregon Ducks||10-2||$64 million||Pac-12|
|20||Tennessee Volunteers||5-7||$63 million||SEC|
The SEC was well represented, with nine teams on the list. There were a few teams with losing records that made the list as well (Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee).
Winning doesn't make a team the most valuable, as this list shows. Texas has been the most valuable team since 2009, so keep an eye on the Longhorns next year to see if they keep the top spot.
Hat tip to Sam Cooper of Yahoo! Sports for the find.
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