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Some interesting data compiled from ucribs writer Tyler Hakes about the profitability of the University of Texas football program vis a vis its peer competitors and the National Football League.

Texas was #1 in college football revenue and profit by a considerable margin:

But what about the big leagues? The NFL. Texas would rank 7th of 32 teams.

Poor Falcons.

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Here’s the Top 25 in the NCAA by profit. Texas leads #2 by 22 million dollars by 2014-2015 numbers.

Full NCAA Football Profit Data

Rank

School

Profit (2014-15)

1

The University of Texas at Austin

$91,567,632

2

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

$69,866,825

3

University of Georgia

$60,564,780

4

Louisiana State University and Agricultural – Mechanical College

$57,673,168

5

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

$56,370,978

6

University of Notre Dame

$54,253,739

7

Ohio State University-Main Campus

$50,958,935

8

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

$48,420,800

9

Auburn University

$46,664,904

10

The University of Alabama

$45,979,671

11

University of Oregon

$40,277,558

12

Florida State University

$39,021,426

13

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

$37,805,071

14

University of Florida

$37,247,529

15

Texas A – M University-College Station

$36,528,382

16

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

$36,158,596

17

University of Arkansas

$35,384,656

18

Michigan State University

$31,533,464

19

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

$31,442,136

20

University of South Carolina-Columbia

$28,411,407

21

University of Mississippi

$28,235,292

22

University of Iowa

$26,872,482

23

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

$24,255,512

24

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

$23,568,241

25

University of Utah

$23,377,424