Updated: December 19, 2012 10:01 AM
Forbes' 2012 college football program valuations

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The BCS national championship is college football’s biggest prize, and the Southeastern Conference has ruled that roost. Alabama gave the SEC its sixth consecutive national title last season, and the Crimson Tide will try to make that seven — and defend their crown — on Jan. 7 against Notre Dame (full bowl schedule).

There’s no doubt, however, that college football is big business, and Forbes Magazine on Wednesday released its 2012 college football program valuations based on financial data from the 2011-12 fiscal year.

While SEC teams certainly dominate the list, which program stands above the pack? Click through and find out.

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