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Wall Street Journal Valuation of Basketball Programs Ranks BC 87th

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Ahead of Notre Dame so I guess that's something

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The Wall Street Journal is once again back with college sports valuations. This time, men's college basketball is under the microscope.

Ryan Brewer of Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus annually values men's basketball programs the way a Wall Street analyst would value a business, based on assets, liabilities, cash flows and a number of different factors.

Boston College's men's basketball program is valued at a hair over $24 million dollars based on $7,386,121 of projected 2014 revenues. BC's valuation ranks 87th nationally, 14th in the conference ahead of only Notre Dame. At least that's something.

Louisville holds down the top spot as the most valuable men’s basketball program in the country, worth $367.4 million. Syracuse, Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State round out the top five in the ACC. All told, the ACC placed four programs on the list with more than a $100 valuation. Only the Big Ten (6) has more $100M+ programs. No other conference has more than one program top the $100M mark.

1. Louisville Cardinals - $367,435,000
7. Syracuse Orange - $202,983,000
9. Duke Blue Devils - $181,665,000
10. North Carolina Tar Heels - $158,463,000
19. North Carolina State Wolfpack - $86,058,000
29. Pittsburgh Panthers - $69,131,000
37. Miami-Florida Hurricanes - $50,929,000
43. Florida St. Seminoles - $44,123,000
46. Virginia Cavaliers - $43,054,000
50. Virginia Tech Hokies - $41,055,000
62. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - $33,881,000
76. Clemson Tigers - $29,635,000
85. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - $25,304,000
87. Boston College Eagles - $24,085,000
104. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - $14,448,000

For how good and competitive the ACC generally is from top to bottom in basketball it's pretty interesting to see just how much more valuable those top 4 are than every other program, though I suppose it's not too surprising. The other odd thing here is the small number for Notre Dame. What's up with that?

Let's hope BC becomes a stronger asset in the years to come. You're on our radar screen, Georgia Tech!