You are still assuming that winning now is a higher value to the total worth than the list appears to show.
ND has been in that position and still is to a point, They are still #4. UGA has not made any real national splash for years, they are still #5. Auburn has the one big year, otherwise not so much. They are still #9 And Tennessee is still at #11.
I believe those values are way more set a long time ago and are not subject to very much change now. Nebraska has been sterling for a while and they are still #12 and PSU the same at #13.
The point, it will take a long time for those "established" value teams to drop away. It will take a long time of winning (longer than FSU or Miami) for a team to be in the $300 mill club.
Saban didn't save the program, the program was still in the top grouping. He added the wins.
NbcD is an enigma. They will always have money. But most of those other teams are in the SEC. I would contend that if they were in the ACC, their value would indeed diminish over time.
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