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A new study has found that Ohio State University's football team is the most valuable college team in the country.

Ohio State's team is valued at $1.5 billion, according to a study conducted by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus whose findings were published Friday in The Wall Street Journal.

The newspaper said that is a 59.6 percent increase in value "for a program that was already worth the most nationally" according to the study, which analyzes what each team would be worth on the open market if sold like a professional sports franchise.

Brewer's study analyzed how much each team would be worth on the open market if it were sold like a professional sports franchise.

Rounding out the top three teams were the University of Texas at $1.24 billion and Oklahoma at $1 billion. The SEC had the highest average value at $523 million and the Big Ten was second at $416 million, according to the study.

Both Miami University and the University of Cincinnati also made the study's list of the top 115 most valuable college football teams. UC was ranked No. 77 while Miami University came in at No. 106.

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