Mizzou Ranks High In Football Program Rankings

The University of Missouri football team takes the field for a 2008 game against Oklahoma State. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
The University of Missouri football team takes the field for a 2008 game against Oklahoma State. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The Wall Street Journal praised the University of Missouri in its third-annual rating of how 125 major college football teams stack up both on and off the field. WSJ called the program “admirable” and a “powerhouse.”

Kansas did not fare so well, coming in as a “weakling” and “embarrassing” on WSJ’s grid of shame. Alabama, the defending two-time national champion, landed in the “embarrassing” column after four players were indicted for a robbery. Mizzou’s is ranked No. 32 on the most successful programs out of 120 teams analyzed by the American City Business Journals. Mizzou’s highest revenue-generating year was in 2009 when the program raked in $25 million. That number has since dropped to $15 million in 2011, the most recent year for which figures were available.

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