Tax Records Show Power 5 Athletic Conferences Made Nearly $3 Billion During The 2019 Fiscal Year

The Power Five athletic conferences made a staggering amount of money in 2019.

According to USA Today, the P5 conferences, which are the ACC, PAC-12, Big 10, SEC and Big 12, made nearly $3 billion in revenue, and the Big 10 led the way with $780 million in revenue. The B1G paid out more than $55 million to its longest 12 members.

If you wanted to know what’s at risk if the college football season gets canned, these numbers pretty much tell the story.

While the SEC’s payout numbers aren’t known yet, the B1G crushed the rest of America when it came to how much is distributed. It’s likely the SEC will finish second.g 10, SEC and Big 12, made nearly $3 billion in revenue, and the Big 10 led the way with $780 million in revenue. The B1G paid out more than $55 million to its longest 12 members.

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The outlook for 2021 is uncertain and highly dependent on what happens with the football season. Television contracts provide the conferences with most of their revenue, and the Power Five’s TV deals get about 80% of their value from football, according to AJ Maestas, the CEO of Navigate, a Chicago-based firm that specializes in college and professional sports rights valuations.

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