List Rates Value of College Hoops Programs

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Two men's college basketball programs in the state are among the top 15 on an annual list of the country's most valuable teams. The rankings, created by Indiana University Purdue University Columbus Assistant Professor Ryan Brewer and published by the Wall Street Journal, consider factors of what teams would fetch on the hypothetical open market. Brewer examined revenues and expenses of more than 100 major-conference programs.

The totals are adjusted for cash-flow, risk assessments and growth projection.

The schools on the list from Indiana are:

Ranking - School - 2014 Adjusted Revenues - Valuation

8. Indiana University - $36,681,846 - $199,011,000

14. Purdue University - $19,324,196 - $102,017,000

94. Butler University - $5,678,337 - $18,243,000

104. University of Notre Dame - $4,305,190 - $14,448,000

The top 5 overall are:

Ranking - School - 2014 Adjusted Revenues - Valuation

1. University of Louisville - $52,402,893 - $367,435,000

2. Arizona University - $43,012,887 - $314,959,000

3. Kansas University - $41,620,226 - $291,250,000

4. Ohio State University - $30,165,640 - $249,402,000

5. University of Wisconsin - $30,209,211 - $221,666,000

Sources: Ryan Brewer, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, The Wall Street Journal

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