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SEC Football Spending


this comparison of spending dollars by college football programs is somewhat eye-opening. Kentucky is 47th in the nation in college football spending and 10th in the SEC…behind Vandy and ahead of the two Mississippi schools. The entire list is below and as you look at it, keep this is in mind. Spending money just for the sake of spending money does not make sense. But the list does loosely correspond to the quality of the programs and the one with the biggest drop (Tennessee) is the one that has slipped the most in recent years.

Rk. School (2009 rank) Expenses in millions
2. Alabama (4) $31.11
4. Auburn (2) $27.91
6. Florida (6) $24.45
7. South Carolina (13) $22.79
8. LSU (7) $22.74
10. Arkansas (23) $22.00
21. Georgia (15) $18.30
30. Tennessee (5) $17.35
45. Vanderbilt (43) $14.15
47. Kentucky (50) $13.90
69. Miss. State (52) $9.95
74. Ole Miss (71) $9.51

Article written by Matt Jones