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In college football, like in life, money doesn’t solve every problem — but it does give you a head start.

FootballScoop has obtained financial data for every FBS program through the U.S. Department of Education. As required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, we’re able to sort sport-specific data for every school in the country. (Well, almost every one. Privates such as Notre Dame and USC had data available, but select schools like Connecticut and Temple were not present.)

Texas, unsurprisingly, led the nation by a wide margin by a whopping $33 million. The Longhorns have maintained their lead despite enduring the program’s worst decade since the 1950s. UT’s revenue has more than tripled since 2003, the earliest year data is available, when they led the country with $47 million in football-specific revenue.

The data below covers Fiscal Year 2018, running from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. And, we should add: bean-counting at the college level is always tricky because accounting practices are not standard across the industry.

Without further ado, here is the latest data according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Power 5 — Top 15
1. Texas — $156 million
2. Georgia — $123 million
3. Michigan — $122 million
4. Notre Dame — $116 million
5. Ohio State — $115 million
6. Penn State — $100 million
7. Auburn — $95 million
8. Oklahoma — $94.8 million
9. Alabama — $94.6 million
10. Nebraska — $94.3 million
11. LSU — $92 million
12. Tennessee — $91 million
13. Wisconsin — $90 million
14. Florida — $85 million
15. Washington — $84 million

Power 5 — Bottom 5
1. West Virginia — $25 million
2. Rutgers — $27 million
2. Wake Forest — $27 million
4. Vanderbilt — $32 million
5. Boston College — $32.3 million

Group of 5 — Top 15
1. UCF — $30 million
2. Colorado State — $25 million
3. SMU — $20.5 million
4. Boise State — $20.3 million
5. Houston — $19 million
6. Memphis — $18 million
7. South Florida — $16.8 million
8. Fresno State — $16.4 million
9. Tulsa — $15.2 million
10. Cincinnati — $15 million
11. UTEP — $14.22 million
13. FIU — $14.2 million
14. East Carolina — $14.1 million
15. Wyoming — $13.6 million

Group of 5 — Bottom 5
1. Louisiana-Monroe — $5 million
2. Georgia Southern — $6.1 million
3. Kent State — $6.9 million
4. Southern Miss — $7.07 million
5. Ball State — $7.1 million

Now, here are the five highest-grossing programs in each FBS conference

American
1. UCF — $30 million
2. SMU — $21 million
3. Houston — $19 million
4. Memphis — $18 million
5. South Florida — $17 million

ACC
1. Florida State — $69 million
2. Clemson — $61 million
3. Miami — $56 million
4. NC State — $46 million
5. Syracuse — $44 million

Big Ten
1. Michigan — $122 million
2. Ohio State — $115 million
3. Penn State — $100 million
4. Nebraska — $94 million
5. Wisconsin — $90 million

Big 12
1. Texas — $156 million
2. Oklahoma — $95 million
3. TCU — $65 million
4. Oklahoma State — $52.2 million
5. Iowa State — $51.9 million

Conference USA
1. UTEP — $14.22 million
2. FIU — $14.2 million
3. Rice — $13 million
4. UAB — $12 million
5. Florida Atlantic — $11.9 million

MAC
1. Toledo — $11.7 million
2. Miami (Ohio) — $9.3 million
3. Western Michigan — $9.26 million
4. Ohio — $9.1 million
5. Eastern Michigan — $8.8 million

Mountain West
1. Colorado State – $25 million
2. Boise State — $20 million
3. Fresno State — $16 million
4. Wyoming — $14 million
5. San Diego State — $13.4 million

Pac-12
1. Washington — $84 million
2. Oregon — $72 million
3. Utah — $63 million
4. USC — $50 million
5. Washington State — $45 million

SEC
1. Georgia — $123 million
2. Auburn — $95 million
3. Alabama — $94.6 million
4. LSU — $92 million
5. Tennessee — $91 million

Sun Belt
1. Louisiana-Lafayette — $11 million
2. South Alabama — $10 million
3. Appalachian State — $9.4 million
4. Coastal Carolina — $9.2 million
5. Troy — $8.6 million

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at revenue at the FCS level.

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