Have and have-nots, SEC edition

Here’s a slideshow from Al.com, ranking the conference football programs by revenues.

Too lazy to click through?  Okay, here’s the list:

  1. Alabama, $97.02 million
  2. Tennessee, $94.37 million
  3. Auburn, $86.74 million
  4. Georgia, $86.71 million
  5. LSU, $86.31 million
  6. Florida, $74.72 million
  7. Arkansas, $66.17 million
  8. Texas A&M, $62.19 million
  9. South Carolina, $59.76 million
  10. Ole Miss, $53.39 million
  11. Missouri, $37.89 million
  12. Kentucky, $35.49 million
  13. Mississippi State, $31.3 million
  14. Vanderbilt, $27.4 million

My first thought on seeing that is to wonder what in the hell has Tennessee been doing with all that money – keep in mind that according to the article that gross was good enough for a whopping $70 million profit.  (In case you’re wondering, Georgia managed a $60.6 million profit.)

Other than that, it’s a pretty expected spread.  It takes money to win big.  Surprised?

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20 responses to “Have and have-nots, SEC edition

  1. Jared S.

    Sooo glad UT was in the top 5, otherwise we’d have been subjected to an endless stream of “Georgia’s the only one in the top 5 without a NC!!!”

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  2. What is UF doing that low?

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    As we know, revenues have never been the problem for Georgia.

    The amount of ‘revenue’ that actually goes back into the athletic programs IS the problem.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    Ole Miss is good at hiding money.🙂

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  5. Argondawg

    Wasn’t UT Knoxville pretty heavily in the red just a few years ago?

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  6. aladawg

    UT is putting it all in a reserve fund to [pay for the settlements from the Title IX lawsuits………….

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  7. ugafidelis

    Thank you for the list. Because I WAS to lazy to click through!

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  8. Well, one things for sure, they ain’t spendin that money on field improvements.

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  9. Will Trane

    The financial wizards at UGA.
    Did you hear that pop from their firecracker. That is what we call getting a bang for your buck.

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