The numbers are in, thanks to CBSSports.com, for what college’s spent for their football teams on post season playoff trips. Apparently money does help when going for a title, because National champion Ohio State spent the most on the road to the trophy.
For the two playoff trips they made they spent $4.4 million compared to runner-up Oregon’s $3.8. Alabama took the ‘award’ for most single-game expenses, which was $2.6 million in New Orleans. Ohio State spent a half of a million less despite traveling from way farther away. The size of the party could have been something to do with it though:
The Crimson Tide sent a traveling party of 908 people — 197 more than any other team brought to a playoff game and more than any traveling party from Alabama’s past BCS Championship Game trips. The school brought 778 to New Orleans for the 2012 BCS Championship Game.
Jon Solomon broke down all the numbers on CBS Sports including who was in the party and where they spent the money. It’s worth a read —or three if numbers hurt your head like they do mine.