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Old 12-25-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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The Best And Worst College Football Teams For The Money - Forbes
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Ironically, only Alabama is the only SEC schools among the Forbes top 'money schools' yet the SEC is among the top conferences in generating income and scholarships for other sports. Also, the SEC always has more nationally high-ranked football programs.

So, what conclusions is one to draw from the Forbes list?
1). Forbes knows more about finances than football.
2). Some schools generate high income, but, spend it all on football or other non-sports programs.
3). The financial 'value' of a school's football program, does not correlate with winning championships.
4). Forbes and others try to compensate for losing, by emphasizing something other than football.
5). The SEC has stronger football programs, regardless of what other conferences generate or spend.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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the SEC spends a lot of money on football. so mostly they won't be on a worthless 'bang for buck' list. yet they will beat them on the field.

my main team sucks. they dont spend a lot of money and they dont perform well. i would prefer they were dead last on this list and win more games.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Forbes should allocate some of their finances to it's IT Department after all these years since the web was created.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Ironically, only Alabama is the only SEC schools among the Forbes top 'money schools' yet the SEC is among the top conferences in generating income and scholarships for other sports. Also, the SEC always has more nationally high-ranked football programs.

So, what conclusions is one to draw from the Forbes list?
1). Forbes knows more about finances than football.
2). Some schools generate high income, but, spend it all on football or other non-sports programs.
3). The financial 'value' of a school's football program, does not correlate with winning championships.
4). Forbes and others try to compensate for losing, by emphasizing something other than football.
5). The SEC has stronger football programs, regardless of what other conferences generate or spend.
The conclusion I draw is that you didn't read the article. This list is measuring expenses against victories, then ranking who spends the least per victory. A lot of SEC teams spend a lot, they can not all win 12 games a year annually.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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The conclusion I draw is that you didn't read the article. This list is measuring expenses against victories, then ranking who spends the least per victory. A lot of SEC teams spend a lot, they can not all win 12 games a year annually.
From your comments, I suspect that YOU are the one who did not read the entire article. A couple of references were made to $cost per victory, but, only as a sidelight.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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From your comments, I suspect that YOU are the one who did not read the entire article. A couple of references were made to $cost per victory, but, only as a sidelight.
This is straight from the article I have to assume you've barely skimmed.

To determine college football’s best and worst teams for the money, we first limited our scope to the six automatic-qualifying (AQ) conferences: AAC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. Teams from the AQs, or “power conferences,” can generally be expected to spend upwards of $12 million per year on football. From there, we compared each team’s football expenses to its on-field performance. The teams that spent the least per victory are the best for the money, while those that spent the most per win are the worst.

Our spending data comes from the three most recent years available in the Department of Education’s financial database (2010-11 through 2012-13). We compared those expense figures to each team’s on-field success over the last three seasons, excluding this year’s bowl games. Our methodology operates under the rationale that much of one year’s spending contributes to the following year’s performance. We also adjust each team’s win total to reflect a 12-game schedule to prevent conference championships and bowl games from skewing the numbers.
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