Forbes Magazine: Big Ten most valuable conference

Thursday January 17th, 2013

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.
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.