Some numbers are out for college athletics revenues over a three year period, and the Texas Longhorns find themselves in the top spot, tied with their in-state rivals Texas A&M.
Stadium’s Brett McMurphy released the numbers on Twitter on Thursday and here’s what those numbers looked like.
College football programs most revenue/year b/w 2015-17 in millions of $ via @Forbes— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 12, 2019
Texas, A&M 147
UF, Aub 117
Ore, FSU 96
SCar, Ark 95
Ole Miss 84
The Sooners are also in the Top 5 coming in with $129 million in revenue from 2015 through 2017. No other Big 12 team found itself in the top 25.
Here’s the breakdown by Power 5 conferences.
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 2
Obviously, having the fewest teams in the Power 5 on this list is not preferred, but I threw the ACC a bone giving them Notre Dame, even though the Irish have one foot in and one foot out of the conference.
The SEC dominates with 10 of the top 25 revenue-producing programs in college football.
Now if you were to look at value in terms of wins per million, both Texas and Texas A&M would not rank very high on the list. That would be reserved for teams like Clemson, Wisconsin and Iowa. But regardless, money is still king in college athletics and that’s not changing any time soon.
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