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?



Filed under It's Just Bidness, SEC Football

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!!!”


  2. What is UF doing that low?


  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.



    Ole Miss is good at hiding money. 🙂


  5. Argondawg

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


  6. aladawg

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


  7. ugafidelis

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


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


  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.