USA Today’s most recent NCAA financial rankings have Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Michigan and Alabama in the top 5. Let’s check out how these how these money-making giants stack up with each other when it comes to recruiting dollars spent between 2005 – 2017

Data Source::
Knight Commission Athletic & Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I. (2018). Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. www.knightcommission.org. Athletics Data Source: USA TODAY’s NCAA Athletics Finance Database.
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Knight Commission Athletic & Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I. (2018). Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. www.knightcommission.org.

In order to republish or otherwise use data prior to 2016-2017 in any non-commercial form or media, USA TODAY and Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics must be credited:  Knight Commission Athletic & Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I. (2018). Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. www.knightcommission.org. Athletics Data Source: USA TODAY's NCAA Athletics Finance Database.  In order to republish or otherwise use only data after 2015-2016 in any non-commercial form or media, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics must be credited:  Knight Commission Athletic & Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I. (2018). Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. www.knightcommission.org.