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Pac-12 not in the money

12/7/2012

The Pac-12 had two top-10 teams and two more in the top-17 of the final regular season BCS rankings, but it's not close to the top ten in terms of athletic department revenue in 2011-12, according to a story in the Birmingham News, which listed figures from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education.

Stanford ranked first in the Pac-12 in revenue with $89.1 million, but it was 16th in the nation. Texas was No. 1 with $163.3 million.

Eleven teams made more than $100 million: Five from the SEC, four from the Big Ten and two from the Big 12.

Oregon State faces Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl. It made $53.8 million -- less than a third of the Longhorns take -- which ranked 10th in the Pac-12 and 62nd in the nation.

Utah made the least in the Pac-12, ranking 66th in the nation at $46.2 million.

Here's how the Pac-12 stacks up (Number on left is national ranking):

16. Stanford, $89.1 million

21. USC, $84.1

23. Washington, $82.6

33. Arizona, $76.0

34. Oregon, $73.9

37. California, $71.2

38. UCLA, $70.7

47. Arizona State, $63.8

57. Colorado, $57.1

62. Oregon State, $53.8

65. Washington State, $48.0

66. Utah, $46.2