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01-01-2008, 10:38 AM
FROM CNNMoney (http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/31/commentary/sportsbiz/index.htm?postversion=2007123111)

The top team, based on both sales and profits, was the University of Texas, the 2005 national champion. Last year, Texas was number two in sales. And during the 2005 academic year, Texas reported the most revenue and profits of any big college football program that went to a bowl game.

Why do the teams with the best won-loss records also seem to consistently come out on top of the profit and loss standings as well?

It all starts with the $170 million paid out by the five BCS games. These bowl games tend to feature the top schools from the biggest conferences. And money from these games gets paid out not just to the participants in the games but to other schools from their conferences. So even losing teams in a top conference are assured a nice payout.