Conference Recruiting Expense Series: Top-50 Spenders

Finance, Recruiting

Last week, BusinessofCollegeSports.com showed readers just how much schools spend on recruiting.  The following is a list of the top-50 spenders in terms of total recruiting expenses for both men’s and women’s sports.  We’ll list numbers 50-100 tomorrow!

School Conference Total Recruitment Expenses Men’s Recruitment Expenses Women’s Recruitment Expenses
1.  Tennessee SEC $2,296,023 $1,878,771 $417,252
2.  Auburn SEC $2,117,645 $1,530,917 $586,728
3.  Notre Dame Big East $2,070,316 $1,612,608 $457,708
4.  Alabama SEC $1,694,202 $1,339,537 $354,665
5.  Georgia SEC $1,540,743 $1,039,220 $501,523
6.  Florida SEC $1,501,899 $1,065,716 $436,183
7.  Georgia Tech ACC $1,489,599 $1,173,904 $315,695
8.  Arkansas SEC $1,480,557 $1,060,500 $420,057
9.  Michigan Big Ten $1,480,357 $1,039,948 $440,409
10.  Texas Big 12 $1,470,389 $989,370 $481,019
11.  Marquette Big East $1,461,373 $1,289,560 $171,813
12.  Kansas Big 12 $1,454,154 $1,033,618 $420,536
13.  North Carolina ACC $1,337,338 $949,396 $387,942
14.  Illinois Big Ten $1,328,931 $962,345 $366,586
15.  Duke ACC $1,313,378 $967,282 $346,096
16.  Oklahoma Big 12 $1,263,567 $837,890 $425,677
17.  Kentucky SEC $1,260,065 $865,254 $394,811
18.  Oregon Pac-12 $1,235,968 $922,653 $313,315
19.  Nebraska Big Ten $1,234,097 $888,165 $345,932
20.  Texas Tech Big 12 $1,184,799 $892,436 $292,363
21.  Florida State ACC $1,156,982 $749,499 $407,483
22.  Baylor Big 12 $1,138,946 $755,226 $383,720
23.  Ohio State Big Ten $1,134,013 $782,735 $351,278
24.  Minnesota Big Ten $1,130,963 $741,471 $389,492
25.  Louisville Big East $1,128,645 $786,574 $342,071
26.  Penn State Big Ten $1,128,129 $681,284 $446,845
27.  Washington Pac-12 $1,089,582 $776,098 $313,484
28.  Arizona Pac-12 $1,080,250 $733,394 $346,856
29.  Stanford Pac-12 $1,079,437 $771,567 $307,870
30.  Clemson ACC $1,069,565 $796,648 $272,917
31.  North Carolina State ACC $1,069,192 $722,995 $346,197
32.  Vanderbilt SEC $1,068,482 $792,574 $275,908
33.  Virginia ACC $1,045,893 $730,358 $315,535
34.  Syracuse Big East $1,045,212 $655,055 $390,157
35.  Iowa State Big 12 $1,022,016 $769,272 $252,744
36.  UCLA Pac-12 $993,663 $711,415 $282,248
37.  USC Pac-12 $992,414 $680,645 $311,769
38.  Ole Miss SEC $982,959 $694,038 $288,921
39.  Virginia Tech ACC $981,067 $650,651 $330,416
40.  Memphis Conference USA $961,150 $759,844 $201,306
41.  Purdue Big Ten $954,543 $684,920 $269,623
42.  Michigan State Big Ten $941,157 $653,640 $287,517
43.  Iowa Big Ten $931,989 $592,776 $339,213
44.  LSU SEC $927,990 $574,182 $353,808
45.  California Pac-12 $919,410 $630,158 $289,252
46.  Indiana Big Ten $899,047 $558,442 $340,605
47.  Miami ACC $897,271 $591,872 $305,399
48.  Colorado Pac-12 $885,421 $633,190 $252,231
49.  Kansas State Big 12 $882,902 $648,599 $234,303
50.  Missouri Big 12 $861,859 $621,949 $239,910

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