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Colorado Football Is Pac-12's Second Most Profitable Program, Utah Is Poor

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Jon Woods

    Krist Dosh, aka SportsBizMiss, took the time to compile and rank top 140 most profitable collegiate football and basketball programs in the country. University of Texas football unsurprisingly came in first overall and that number should continue to grow with a new second tier media contract and the upcoming Longhorn Network. Surprisingly, CU football came in 32nd overall and 2nd in the new Pac-12. Our new friends from the other side of the Rockies didn't even make the list. A list that includes teams operating at large deficits at the bottom. Granted, a lot will change for them once they start getting their Pac-12 money (which is still a couple of seasons off) but it's interesting to see anyways.

    New rivalries are fun aren't they?

    Take a look at the list of Pac-12 schools below (thanks to Ted Miller for compiling) and let us know what you think? Surprised by the Buffs spot on the list?

    First number total revenue, the second expenses and the bottom is profit.

    27. Washington
    $33,919,639
    $19,207,560
    $14,712,079

    32. Colorado
    $26,233,929
    $12,558,503
    $13,675,426

    37. Arizona State
    $29,587,236
    $17,977,987
    $11,609,249

    39. Oregon
    $29,505,906
    $18,071,012
    $11,434,894

    40. Arizona
    $24,398,253
    $13,685,931
    $10,712,322

    48. USC
    $29,080,117
    $20,820,468
    $8,259,649

    53. Oregon State
    $19,056,237
    $11,981,026
    $7,075,211

    55. UCLA
    $22,298,856
    $15,261,681
    $7,037,175

    66. California
    $24,421,437
    $18,519,523
    $5,901,914

    82. Stanford
    $21,309,949
    $17,236,945
    $4,073,004

    86. Washington State
    $12,754,541
    $9,181,495
    $3,573,046



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  2. sackman

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    Totally misleading. Of course Utah will be at the bottom of this list. Their conference doesn't pay squat. They don't have a TV contract worth a damn. In fact, the Big 12's contract is better than what the Pac 10 had, so is it really all that surprising that CU would be near the top of the list?

    This is a bunch of numbers that look nice, but don't say anything of relevance.
     

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