USAToday article(previously posted in another thread)comparing SEC and Big Ten revenue with other Power Five conferences at http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/co ... c/89111786
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Sorry just do not buy into this argument of revenue. Sure the AAC and MWC have always been at a disadvantage with revenue and this has more to do with lack of exposure that comes from TV generating all this revenue.
The Big Ten has generated more revenue for the last few years compared to other leagues yet the champion got trashed in the playoff last year and the second highest team lost in the Rose Bowl.
Why is the SEC so bad in basketball if revenue is so great?
Why are Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois so bad in football?
The old Big East were always better than the old ACC yet the ACC generate much more money in the old BCS era.
Why has Boise State, Houston, UCF, Utah/MWC, won more BCS bowls that most of the 65 power schools making a lot less revenue.
It has more to do with the reputation of those leagues specifically the SEC football reputation that has won many BCS championships when the revenue were basically about the same as the other power leagues.
The SEC has always won many more football championships because it has the best high school recruiting grounds in the USA and has mostly year round practice weather.
A lot of these articles are written by fans or alumni of the SEC and Big Ten that want their leagues to appear to have the jump on the other leagues.