America’s Best College Buys

Rank College Name State
1 Berea College Ky.
2 New College of Florida Fla.
3 United States Military Academy N.Y.
4 United States Air Force Academy Colo.
5 University of Wyoming Wyo.
6 United States Naval Academy Md.
7 University of Florida Fla.
8 University of California, Los Angeles Calif.
9 Cooper Union N.Y.
10 University of California, Berkeley Calif.
11 Florida State University Fla.
12 University of Georgia Ga.
13 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill N.C.
14 Salem College N.C.
15 Wesleyan College Ga.
16 The Citadel S.C.
17 United States Merchant Marine Academy N.Y.
18 Mississippi State University Miss.
19 University of Virginia Va.
20 Lyon College Ark.
21 Virginia Military Institute Va.
22 University of Texas, Austin Texas
23 University of California, San Diego Calif.
24 Mississippi College Miss.
25 University of California, Riverside Calif.
26 California Maritime Academy Calif.
27 Georgia Institute of Technology Ga.
28 Arizona State University Ariz.
29 University of Colorado, Boulder Colo.
30 University of California, Santa Barbara Calif.
31 Claflin University S.C.
32 Wabash College Ind.
33 College of William and Mary Va.
34 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Mich.
35 CUNY, Baruch College N.Y.
36 University of California, Irvine Calif.
37 University of California, Davis Calif.
38 Centenary College of Louisiana La.
39 Millsaps College Miss.
40 Texas A&M University, College Station Texas
41 University of Arizona Ariz.
42 Erskine College S.C.
43 University of North Carolina, Asheville N.C.
44 United States Coast Guard Academy Conn.
45 University of California, Santa Cruz Calif.
46 University of Washington Wash.
47 Middle Tennessee State University Tenn.
48 Converse College S.C.
49 Indiana University, Bloomington Ind.
50 SUNY, Binghamton N.Y.

Tech’s Top Deal Makers

Rank Name Company
1 L. John Doerr Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
2 Michael Moritz Sequoia Capital
3 Ram Shriram Sherpalo
4 David Cheriton Stanford University
5 William Ford General Atlantic
6 Ronald Conway Angel investor
7 Andreas von Bechtolsheim Arista Networks
8 Aneel Bhusri Greylock Partners
9 James Perry Madison Dearborn Partners
10 Thomas Ng Granite Global Ventures
11 Navin Chaddha Mayfield Fund
12 Bryan E. Roberts Venrock
13 Howard Hartenbaum August Capital
14 George H. Bischof Meritech Capital Partners
15 Kevin Harvey Benchmark Capital
16 Daniel Rimer Index Ventures
17 David Katsujin Chao DCM
18 Asad Jamal Eplanet Ventures
19 Gregory R. Gretsch Sigma Partners
20 Peter J. Barris New Enterprise Associates
21 Peter Morris New Enterprise Associates
22 Douglas M. Fambrough Oxford Bioscience Partners
23 J. Peter Wagner Accel Partners
24 Nicholas Galakatos Clarus Ventures
25 Ann Huntress Lamont Oak Investment Partners
26 Roelof Botha Sequoia Capital
27 Robert Stavis Bessemer Venture Partners
28 Parag Saxena Vedanta Capital
29 C. Kevin Landry TA Associates
30 Mark Tluszcz Mangrove Capital Partners
31 Arthur Patterson Accel Partners
32 Arjun Gupta Telesoft Partners
33 Robert P. Goodman Bessemer Venture Partners
34 Henry Shaw AsiaVest Partners
35 Ta-Lin Hsu H&Q Asia Pacific
36 Alexandre Balkanski Benchmark Capital
37 Scott D. Sandell New Enterprise Associates
38 G. Felda Hardymon Bessemer Venture Partners
39 Douglas Leone Sequoia Capital
40 Kheng Nam Lee GGV Capital
41 Kevin J. McQuillan Focus Ventures
42 Bruce R. Evans Summit Partners
43 Jixun Foo GGV Capital
44 Deborah A. Farrington StarVest Partners
45 Lip-Bu Tan Walden International
46 J. Edmund Colloton Bessemer Venture Partners
47 Rob L. Soni Matrix Partners
48 Bruce I. Sachs Charles River Ventures
49 Kenneth Sawyer Saints Capital
50 Peter Fenton Benchmark Capital

America’s Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

Rank Company Business Price ($) EPS Growth (%)1 5-Yr Sales Growth (%)2 Latest 12-Mo Sales ($Mil)
1 Google online search engine, web portal 638.25 30 155 14,973
2 Salesforce.com sales mgmt software 54.47 40 85 676
3 Ceradyne aerospace, defense ceramics 46.26 10 75 744
4 Euronet Worldwide banking software 27.33 20 69 821
5 FalconStor Software archive, backup software 8.79 28 58 73
6 Cognizant Technology Solutions consulting 27.11 32 53 1,960
7 Celgene biotechnology 54.27 35 53 1,266
8 LifeCell biotechnology 43.30 30 3,4 1773,4
9 Martek Biosciences nutritional supplements 33.55 18 42 307
10 j2 Global Communications internet telecom svcs 20.40 17 42 204
11 Red Hat Linux software 19.65 22 41 493
12 Digital River e-commerce services 33.24 23 41 335
13 Genentech biotechnology 71.50 26 414 11,7254
14 DRS Technologies aerospace, defense 52.88 12 39 2,999
15 L-3 Communications Holdings communications equipment 105.58 17 38 13,540
16 Vocus public relations mgmt software 29.04 30 37 54
17 CommVault Systems archive, backup software 19.01 25 37 172
18 FARO Technologies measuring equipment 22.21 18 35 176
19 Comtech Telecommunications telecommunications equipment 47.35 13 31 464
20 Network Appliance data storage hardware, software 22.88 18 30 3,012
21 NII Holdings Latin America wireless telecom svcs 49.26 36 30 3,023
22 Diodes semiconductors 24.33 19 28 388
23 Dolby Laboratories audio technology 51.31 20 23 482
24 Gen-Probe DNA diagnostic technology 62.70 21 23 395
25 Adobe Systems imaging software 38.05 15 23 3,158

Most Valuable Soccer Teams

Rank Team Country Current Value1 ($mil) Debt/Value(%)2 1-Yr Value Change(%) Revenue ($mil) Operating Income3($mil)
1 Manchester United England 1,870 54 4 512 160
2 Real Madrid Spain 1,353 23 5 576 81
3 Arsenal England 1,200 107 0 349 80
4 Bayern Munich Germany 1,110 0 21 465 59
5 Liverpool England 1,010 59 -4 332 50
6 AC Milan Italy 990 0 24 330 58
7 Barcelona Spain 960 7 22 487 108
8 Chelsea England 800 92 5 424 -13
9 Juventus Italy 600 5 18 264 46
10 Schalke 04 Germany 510 38 9 234 41
11 Tottenham Hotspur England 445 29 8 228 70
12 Olympique Lyonnais France 423 18 4 245 94
13 AS Roma Italy 381 9 -12 276 69
14 Internazionale Milan Italy 370 77 -8 272 27
15 Hamburg SV Germany 330 0 13 202 44
16 Borussia Dortmund Germany 325 33 1 183 9
17 Manchester City England 310 0 62 164 -16
18 Werder Bremen Germany 292 0 12 177 27
19 Newcastle United England 285 96 -5 198 -13
20 VfB Stuttgart Germany 264 0 NA 176 18
21 Aston Villa England 240 10 26 150 1
21 Olympique Marseille France 240 0 28 200 20
23 Celtic Scotland 218 14 -4 145 11
24 Everton England 207 49 5 151 14
25 Glasgow Rangers Scotland 194 86 NA 128 15

Most Valuable Teams Hockey

  1. Toronto Maple Leafs
  2. New York Rangers
  3. Montreal Canadiens
  4. Detroit Red Wings
  5. Philadelphia Flyers
  6. Boston Bruins
  7. Chicago Blackhawks
  8. Dallas Stars
  9. Vancouver Canucks
  10. New Jersey Devils
  11. Pittsburgh Penguins
  12. Minnesota Wild
  13. Los Angeles Kings
  14. Anaheim Ducks
  15. Colorado Avalanche
  16. Calgary Flames
  17. Ottawa Senators
  18. Tampa Bay Lightning
  19. San Jose Sharks
  20. Washington Capitals
  21. Carolina Hurricanes
  22. St Louis Blues
  23. Buffalo Sabres
  24. Edmonton Oilers
  25. Columbus Blue Jackets
  26. Florida Panthers
  27. Nashville Predators
  28. New York Islanders
  29. Atlanta Thrashers
  30. Phoenix Coyotes

Most Valuable Teams Football

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. Washington Redskins
  3. New England Patriots
  4. New York Giants
  5. New York Jets
  6. Houston Texans
  7. Philadelphia Eagles
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  9. Chicago Bears
  10. Denver Broncos
  11. Baltimore Ravens
  12. Carolina Panthers
  13. Cleveland Browns
  14. Kansas City Chiefs
  15. Indianapolis Colts
  16. Pittsburgh Steelers
  17. Green Bay Packers
  18. Miami Dolphins
  19. Tennessee Titans
  20. Seattle Seahawks
  21. Cincinnati Bengals
  22. New Orleans Saints
  23. Arizona Cardinals
  24. San Diego Chargers
  25. St Louis Rams
  26. Buffalo Bills
  27. San Francisco 49ers
  28. Detroit Lions
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars
  30. Atlanta Falcons
  31. Minnesota Vikings
  32. Oakland Raiders

NBA Team Valuations

Rank Team Current Value1 ($mil) 1-Yr Value Change (%) Debt/Value2 (%) Revenue3 ($mil) Operating Income4 ($mil)
1 Los Angeles Lakers 607 4 20 209 51.1
2 New York Knicks 586 -4 0 202 21.0
3 Chicago Bulls 511 2 11 168 51.0
4 Detroit Pistons 479 0 0 171 46.9
5 Cleveland Cavaliers 476 0 42 159 5.0
6 Houston Rockets 470 0 15 160 30.3
7 Dallas Mavericks 446 -4 26 154 -17.4
8 Boston Celtics 433 -3 42 144 12.9
9 Phoenix Suns 429 -5 43 148 20.7
10 San Antonio Spurs 398 -4 12 133 19.1
11 Toronto Raptors 386 -3 38 133 18.0
12 Miami Heat 364 -7 45 126 8.0
13 Orlando Magic 361 4 30 107 -2.2
14 Philadelphia 76ers 344 -4 19 115 7.6
15 Utah Jazz 343 -4 6 118 7.9
16 Portland Trail Blazers 338 10 31 121 -20.3
17 Denver Nuggets 321 -3 11 115 4.6
18 Golden State Warriors 315 -6 24 113 11.9
19 Washington Wizards 313 -11 62 110 4.9
20 Oklahoma City Thunder 310 3 45 111 12.7
21 Atlanta Hawks 306 0 21 103 -2.0
22 Sacramento Kings 305 -13 31 109 -2.8
23 Los Angeles Clippers 295 -1 0 102 10.0
24 Indiana Pacers 281 -7 18 97 -15.7
25 Charlotte Bobcats 278 -2 58 96 -15.1
26 New Jersey Nets 269 -9 77 92 -13.9
27 Minnesota Timberwolves 268 -11 19 96 -6.8
28 New Orleans Hornets 267 -6 55 95 -0.1
29 Memphis Grizzlies 257 -13 58 88 -7.1
30 Milwaukee Bucks 254 -9 22 91 -7.4

Baseball’s Most Valuable Teams

Rank Team Current Value1 ($mil) 1-Yr Value Change (%) Debt/Value2 (%) Revenues ($mil) Operating Income3 ($mil)
1 New York Yankees 1,500 15 95 375 -3.7
2 New York Mets 912 11 76 261 23.5
3 Boston Red Sox 833 2 29 269 25.7
4 Los Angeles Dodgers 722 4 58 241 16.5
5 Chicago Cubs 700 9 0 239 29.7
6 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 509 2 7 212 10.3
7 Philadelphia Phillies 496 3 35 216 16.3
8 St Louis Cardinals 486 0 50 195 6.6
9 San Francisco Giants 471 -5 28 196 22.4
10 Chicago White Sox 450 2 9 196 13.8
11 Atlanta Braves 446 -10 0 186 4.7
12 Houston Astros 445 -4 12 194 17.0
13 Seattle Mariners 426 -9 23 189 3.8
14 Washington Nationals 406 -12 62 184 42.6
15 Texas Rangers 405 -2 66 176 17.4
16 San Diego Padres 401 4 60 174 22.9
17 Baltimore Orioles 400 0 38 174 27.2
18 Cleveland Indians 399 -4 25 181 19.5
19 Arizona Diamondbacks 390 3 51 177 3.9
20 Colorado Rockies 373 1 21 178 24.5
21 Detroit Tigers 371 -9 57 186 -26.3
22 Minnesota Twins 356 9 28 158 26.8
23 Toronto Blue Jays 353 0 0 172 3.0
24 Milwaukee Brewers 347 5 35 173 11.8
25 Cincinnati Reds 342 2 12 171 17.0
26 Tampa Bay Rays 320 10 19 160 29.4
27 Oakland Athletics 319 -1 28 160 26.2
28 Kansas City Royals 314 4 13 143 9.0
29 Pittsburgh Pirates 288 -1 35 144 15.9
30 Florida Marlins 277 8 32 139 43.7

The Best States For Business

Overall rank 2006 rank State Business Costs Rank1 Labor Rank2 Regulatory Environment Rank3 Economic Climate Rank4 Growth Prospects Rank5 Quality of Life Rank6 Population Gross State Product ($bil) Five-Year Change (%) Governor
1 1 Virginia 20 3 2 18 12 1 7,804,600 325 2.9 Tim Kaine
2 3 Washington 27 2 5 3 1 24 6,593,900 265 3.3 Chris Gregoire
3 2 Utah 14 4 11 11 22 17 2,756,900 88 4.6 Gary Herbert
4 6 Colorado 33 1 17 5 2 15 4,975,800 203 2.8 Bill Ritter
5 4 North Carolina 3 15 4 16 33 34 9,305,500 329 2.8 Beverly Perdue
6 5 Georgia 28 7 1 23 15 33 9,765,700 329 1.9 Sonny Perdue
7 13 North Dakota 6 37 26 8 4 21 643,200 24 4.1 John Hoeven
8 9 Texas 29 23 10 1 3 39 24,553,400 926 3.7 Rick Perry
9 10 Nebraska 11 24 23 23 23 10 1,788,800 67 2.1 David Heineman
10 16 Oregon 17 6 41 13 17 25 3,820,400 147 4.5 Ted Kulongoski
11 7 Idaho 12 17 35 10 36 18 1,534,900 46 4.5 C.L. Otter
12 14 Maryland 42 8 29 18 7 14 5,642,600 221 2.2 Martin O’Malley
13 24 Montana 23 8 38 6 16 35 972,500 27 3.2 Brian Schweitzer
14 22 Iowa 9 39 16 22 46 8 3,009,100 110 3.0 Chet Culver
15 21 Kansas 25 21 12 30 26 27 2,814,600 98 2.5 Mark Parkinson
16 23 South Dakota 1 33 41 21 21 23 807,100 30 3.4 Mike Rounds
17 11 Minnesota 32 10 30 35 20 6 5,242,700 217 2.0 Tim Pawlenty
18 8 Florida 36 11 25 14 9 40 18,388,700 603 3.0 Charlie Crist
19 20 New Hampshire 41 5 46 26 5 4 1,320,400 51 2.0 John Lynch
20 26 Oklahoma 13 41 9 4 47 38 3,647,900 107 2.5 Brad Henry
21 12 Delaware 5 12 26 40 39 36 878,500 49 1.9 Jack Markell
22 31 Wyoming 2 29 48 15 26 32 536,000 22 2.9 Dave Freudenthal
23 17 Tennessee 10 39 3 38 34 42 6,244,600 210 2.2 Phil Bredesen
24 35 Illinois 34 27 13 32 28 20 12,942,500 516 1.5 Pat Quinn
25 29 South Carolina 19 31 6 36 30 43 4,507,200 127 1.2 Mark Sanford
26 32 Arkansas 8 44 34 17 14 41 2,866,700 79 2.3 Mike Beebe
27 15 New Mexico 26 32 31 11 6 48 1,992,100 61 2.7 Bill Richardson
28 28 Alabama 22 42 19 25 13 45 4,679,700 137 2.4 Robert Riley
29 30 Missouri 15 38 21 42 25 29 5,924,000 194 1.1 Jay Nixon
30 25 Indiana 7 43 14 47 49 16 6,399,200 210 0.6 Mitchell Daniels
31 19 Nevada 24 26 28 2 40 49 2,615,100 103 4.8 Jim Gibbons
32 38 New York 46 30 17 18 35 13 19,506,400 965 3.6 David Paterson
33 41 Pennsylvania 38 34 15 37 32 7 12,466,600 444 1.5 Edward Rendell
34 36 Massachusetts 48 16 22 33 40 2 6,506,600 312 2.2 Deval Patrick
35 33 Connecticut 45 18 33 31 37 3 3,504,700 178 2.2 M. Jodi Rell
36 18 Arizona 31 14 45 7 38 47 6,562,700 210 3.8 Jan Brewer
37 39 Ohio 30 47 8 43 48 12 11,491,200 386 0.4 Ted Strickland
38 40 California 50 22 39 27 10 26 36,962,400 1,546 2.9 Arnold Schwarzenegger
39 27 Hawaii 47 19 43 9 31 28 1,292,700 50 3.2 Linda Lingle
40 42 Mississippi 18 49 20 46 19 46 2,946,000 72 1.5 Haley Barbour
41 46 Maine 44 25 32 39 28 19 1,315,600 40 1.6 John Baldacci
42 48 Alaska 37 28 40 29 11 44 690,000 30 1.8 Sean Parnell
43 44 Kentucky 16 45 24 45 44 31 4,290,400 127 1.6 Steven Beshear
44 49 Louisiana 20 50 36 34 8 50 4,418,500 145 1.9 Bobby Jindal
45 34 New Jersey 49 20 47 44 24 5 8,699,200 390 1.3 Jon Corzine
46 50 West Virginia 4 48 49 28 43 37 1,815,700 46 1.7 Joe Manchin III
47 36 Vermont 43 13 44 49 42 9 621,300 22 2.1 Jim Douglas
48 43 Wisconsin 35 36 37 41 45 11 5,638,700 198 1.5 Jim Doyle
49 47 Michigan 39 46 6 50 50 30 9,978,900 326 -0.9 Jennifer Granholm
50 45 Rhode Island 40 35 50 48 18 21 1,050,600 38 0.9 Don Carcieri