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University of Kentucky among top money-making and spending schools

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UK Athletics continues to be one of the top athletic departments in all of college sports.

According to a USA TODAY study that analyzes the finances of every public NCAA Division I athletic department, UK is among the nation's leaders in spending and revenue for the 2014-15 fiscal year. UK comes in at No. 14 in the ranking in terms of total revenue. They rank No. 11 in total expenses.

Being in the SEC plays a big part in UK being so high in these rankings on an annual basis. The school comes in at No. 7 in the SEC in revenue and No. 5 in expenses. Here's a look at the full top 25:


RANK

SCHOOL

CONF

TOTAL REVENUE

TOTAL EXPENSES

TOTAL SUBSIDY

% SUBSIDY

1

Texas A&M

SEC

$192,608,876

$109,313,651

$0

0.00

2

Texas

Big 12

$183,521,028

$173,248,133

$0

0.00

3

Ohio State

Big Ten

$167,166,065

$154,033,208

$0

0.00

4

Michigan

Big Ten

$152,477,026

$151,144,964

$263,345

0.17

5

Alabama

SEC

$148,911,674

$132,354,913

$2,616,895

1.76

6

Florida

SEC

$147,105,242

$125,384,443

$1,856,122

1.26

7

LSU

SEC

$138,642,237

$121,947,775

$0

0.00

8

Oklahoma

Big 12

$134,269,349

$123,017,251

$0

0.00

9

Tennessee

SEC

$126,584,033

$113,413,325

$0

0.00

10

Penn State

Big Ten

$125,720,619

$122,271,407

$0

0.00

11

Auburn

SEC

$124,657,247

$115,498,047

$4,293,893

3.44

12

Wisconsin

Big Ten

$123,895,543

$118,691,112

$7,850,256

6.34

13

Florida State

ACC

$120,822,522

$111,386,681

$7,073,039

5.85

14

Kentucky

SEC

$116,494,690

$115,159,039

$0

0.00

15

Georgia

SEC

$116,151,279

$96,559,307

$3,212,769

2.77

16

Arkansas

SEC

$114,172,847

$97,106,539

$0

0.00

17

South Carolina

SEC

$113,172,545

$107,430,044

$0

0.00

18

Minnesota

Big Ten

$111,162,265

$111,162,265

$6,919,096

6.22

19

Michigan State

Big Ten

$108,687,274

$108,283,151

$702,284

0.65

20

Iowa

Big Ten

$105,969,545

$109,214,651

$650,000

0.61

21

Oregon

Pac-12

$105,701,523

$103,880,557

$2,009,125

1.90

22

Louisville

ACC

$104,325,207

$101,624,437

$7,139,281

6.84

23

Washington

Pac-12

$103,540,117

$104,403,253

$3,895,000

3.76

24

Nebraska

Big Ten

$102,157,399

$98,023,037

$0

0.00

25

UCLA

Pac-12

$96,912,767

$96,912,767

$2,668,512

2.75

See the full ranking here. Then go read Kyle Tucker's breakdown of the rankings and just how much UK has climbed since 2005.