Texas Tops NCAA Division I Revenue List With Over $210 Million

The NCAA Division I revenue list has been released, with the University of Texas topping all schools in the nation for the 2017 fiscal year. The Longhorns athletic programs brought in a whopping $214.8 million throughout the year, nearly $3 million more than the second-place university which is also from the state of Texas; Texas A&M, bringing in $211.9 million.

Texas and Texas A&M are the only two schools to bring in more than $200 million. The revenue gap between Texas and the last-place school — Alabama A&M with $3.3 million — is staggering.

Rounding out the top five is Ohio State ($185.4 million), Michigan ($185.1 million), and Alabama ($174.3 million).

From the USA TODAY Sports report:

On the spending side, Texas lead with operating expenses of $207 million. That figure doesn’t just mark the first time a school has reported more than $200 million in expenses during the 13 years for USA TODAY Sports has been compiling the data – it also is the largest by a margin of almost $32 million over the $175.4 million that Michigan spent in 2017.

You can check out the top ten below. For the full list of public school revenues during the 2017 fiscal year, check out the database on USA TODAY Sports.

Rank School Conference Total Revenue
1 Texas Big 12 $214,830,647
2 Texas A&M SEC $211,960,034
3 Ohio State Big Ten $185,409,602
4 Michigan Big Ten $185,173,187
5 Alabama SEC $174,307,419
6 Georgia SEC $157,852,479
7 Oklahoma Big 12 $155,238,481
8 Florida SEC $149,165,475
9 LSU SEC $147,744,233
10 Auburn SEC $147,511,034