The 20 Schools The Make The Most Money Off College Sports

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It is no secret that college sports means big money for many universities. But a closer look at the programs with the largest revenues shows that it is a case of the rich getting richer.

According to data obtained by USAToday.com, of the 20 schools with the largest revenue during the 2011-12 school year, nine are from the Southeastern Conference and six are from the Big 10.

The other four major conferences (Big 12, ACC, Pac-12, Big East) have five schools on the list, combined.

On the next few pages we will take a look at the schools with the athletic departments that make the most money and how that changed from the year before.

#20 Louisville — $87.8 million

Conference: Big East

2011 Revenue (rank): $87.7 million (15)

Change: +0.1%

#19 Kentucky — $88.4 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $84.9 million (18)

Change: +4.1%

#18 Georgia — $91.7 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $92.3 million (13)

Change: -0.7%

#17 Michigan State — $93.9 million

Conference: Big 10

2011 Revenue (rank): $84.5 million (19)

Change: +11.1%

#16 Oregon — $94.6 million

Conference: Pac-12

2011 Revenue (rank): $85.8 million (17)

Change: +10.3%

#15 Iowa — $97.9 million

Conference: Big 10

2011 Revenue (rank): $93.4 million (12)

Change: +4.8%

#14 Arkansas — $99.8 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $91.8 million (14)

Change: +8.7%

#13 Florida State — $100 million

Conference: ACC

2011 Revenue (rank): $78.6 million (24)

Change: +27.2%

#12 Tennessee — $102.9 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $104.4 million (8)

Change: -1.4%

#11 Wisconsin — $103.8 million

Conference: Big 10

2011 Revenue (rank): $96.3 million (11)

Change: +7.8%

#10 Auburn — $106 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $104.0 million (10)

Change: +1.9%

#9 Oklahoma — $106.5 million

Conference: Big 12

2011 Revenue (rank): $104.3 million (9)

Change: +2.1%

#8 Penn State — $108.3 million

Conference: Big 10

2011 Revenue (rank): $116.1 million (6)

Change: -6.7%

#7 LSU — $114.8 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $107.3 million (7)

Change: +7.0%

#6 Texas A&M — $119.7 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $87.3 million (16)

Change: +37.1%

#5 Florida — $120.8 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $123.5 million (4)

Change: -2.2%

#4 Alabama — $124.9 million

Conference: SEC

2011 Revenue (rank): $124.5 million (3)

Change: +0.3%

#3 Michigan — $140.1 million

Conference: Big 10

2011 Revenue (rank): $122.7 million (5)

Change: +14.2%

#2 Ohio State — $142 million

Conference: Big 10

2011 Revenue (rank): $131.8 million (2)

Change: +7.7%

#1 Texas — $163.3 million

Conference: Big 12

2011 Revenue (rank): $150.3 million (1)

Change: +8.6%

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