Texas leads D-I public schools with over $214M in athletics revenue
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Texas is No. 1 for college athletics revenue among Division I public schools, as the Longhorns topped USA Today's annual database for the 2017 fiscal year by bringing in over $214 million.

Texas A&M made it a one-two finish for the Lone Star State. The Aggies were the only other school to exceed the $200-million mark at nearly $212 million. Big Ten powerhouses Ohio State and Michigan round out the top four at over $185 million each. Here's the top 10:

  • Texas - $214,830,647
  • Texas A&M - $211,960,034
  • Ohio State - $185,409,602
  • Michigan - $185,173,187
  • Alabama - $174,307,419
  • Georgia - $157,852,479
  • Oklahoma - $155,238,481
  • Florida - $149,165,475
  • LSU - $147,744,233
  • Auburn - $147,511,034

While the Longhorns and Aggies have always been among the top schools in athletics revenue, 2017 represented stunning growth. Last year, Texas A&M brought in $194 million with Texas second at $187 million.

To put the $210-million mark in perspective, both schools brought in just shy of the combined $233.8 million generated by all 12 public schools in the Big Sky Conference.

Oregon came first in the Pac-12 with over $145.4 million in total revenue, 12th overall in the country, while Florida State led the ACC at more than $144.5 million, good for 13th in the nation.

The SEC put 10 members inside the national top 20 for total revenue, followed by the Big Ten with five programs and two schools each for the Big 12 and Pac-12.

Texas leads D-I public schools with over $214M in athletics revenue
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