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The 20 most valuable programs in college football

Forbes released its annual look at the most valuable programs in college football on Wednesday, and you'll forgive Texas for shooting for the stars in its ongoing coaching search. The Longhorns once again topped the list with a valuation at $139 million. Texas is 20 percent ahead of No. 2 Notre Dame, and nearly double No. 16 Wisconsin.

For the 2012-13 season, Texas - in a down year, mind you - pulled in $109 million of revenue. No other school made more than $90 million. The Longhorns earned $34.5 million in ticket sales, $30 million from donations and $15 million from Big 12 and NCAA contributions, according to Forbes. 

Rounding out the top 20, the SEC led all conferences with nine programs (including four of the top eight), followed by the Big Ten at five, the Pac-12 at three and then the Big 12 at two. 

1. Texas - $139 million
2. Notre Dame - $117 million
3. Alabama - $110 million
4. LSU - $105 million
5. Michigan - $104 million
6. Florida - $94 million
7. Oklahoma - $92 million
8. Georgia - $91 million
9. Ohio State - $83 million
10. Nebraska - $80 million
11. Auburn - $77 million
12. Arkansas - $74 million
13. USC - $73 million
14. Texas A&M - $72 million
15. Penn State - $71 million
16. Wisconsin - $70 million
17. Washington - $66 million
18. South Carolina - $65 million
19. Oregon - $64 million
20. Tennessee - $63 million

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