UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Forbes Magazine: Big Ten most valuable conference

Even though the Southeastern Conference has won seven straight college football BCS Championships, they aren't leading the way when it comes to the most valuable conferences.

The Big Ten Conference leads the way in making money with $310 million annually with the SEC coming in fourth, according to Forbes Magazine.  The Pac-12 is second at $303 million, the ACC comes in at $293 million and the SEC is at $270 million. The list combines generated revenue from television deals, the NCAA Basketball tournament and bowl games.

The five most valuable conferences are set to collect over $1.4 billion this year from bowls, tournaments and television; the bottom five – which includes the Big East – have racked up a measly $175 million from the same sources.
The BCS games continue to be a cash cow with the six automatic-qualifying conferences receiving $23.6 million from the BCS. This season, the SEC and Pac-12 got an additional $6.2 million for at-large BCS bids because Florida and Oregon played in BCS bowl games.

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again