According to Forbes, who is just as likely to produce Bleacher Report-esque content as they are viable financial information, the Syracuse Orange are the ninth most valuable college basketball team in all the land. What do we win?
The Louisville Cardinals are America's most valuable group of amateur basketball players with a value of $38.6M, followed by Kansas ($32.9M), North Carolina ($32.8M), Kentucky ($32.1M), Ohio State ($23.1M), Indiana ($21.8M), Wisconsin ($19.8M), Arizona ($19.5M), Syracuse ($19.2M) and Michigan State ($17.3M).
I guess. It's one of those things where there are a lot of intangibles that don't get included (because they're not known). It's nice to be among the top ten, though I'm not so sure most people would say Wisconsin is a more valuable basketball program.
The list is a good reminder that even if the ACC isn't mega-deep, we are playing amongst the big boys. Louisville and UNC are obviously big deals and Duke was just outside the top ten as well.
Georgetown was nowhere to be seen, so, there's that.