The Biggest Reason Schools Are Fighting For Spots In The Big 10 Or SEC

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Just when we thought college realignment had settled down, we got an entirely new set of schools migrating towards the big conferences. And a look at revenues generated in the big conferences shows just how big the disparity is between the haves and have-nots.

In 2011-12, the SEC led the way with schools in that conference averaging $88.9 million in revenue ($92.1M median). That is 57.9% greater than the average revenue in the Big East. And the SEC money will skyrocket when they negotiate a new television contract in the near future and launch their own network, as expected, in 2014.

Here’s a look at just how dominant the SEC and Big 10 have been off the field…

Conference Revenue