Recently, USA Today released athletic department spending and revenue reports for the 2017 fiscal year for all Division-1 public schools across the nation. 

It should come as no surprise that Texas and Texas A&M top the list for total school revenue in the report, nor should it come as a surprise that there are no representatives from the Atlantic Coast Conference within the Top 10.  Both Texas and Texas A&M eclipsed the $210 million dollar mark in total operating revenue for the year.  Texas, the headliner of the report, boasted a total revenue of $214,830,647 while A&M reported $211,960,034.

Of the top ten public school revenue leaders, 60-percent of the top programs come from the SEC.  Texas A&M (2), Alabama (5), Georgia (6), Florida (8), LSU (9), and Auburn (10) were all represented in the Top 10.  Tennessee landed just outside the Top 10 at No. 11.

Big 10 representatives Ohio State (3) and Michigan (4), along with Big 12 representative Oklahoma (7) round out the Top 10 list.

You have to scroll a little further to find the first Atlantic Coast Conference representative which is represented by Florida State at No. 13.

According to the report, the gap in revenue has grown at a rapid pace.  Ten years ago, only nine public schools across the nation reported a revenue of over $80,000,000.  In 2012, that number grew to 28.  However, in the latest findings there are a reported 51 programs with a revenue passing the $80,000,000 mark.

With programs reporting more revenue year-after-year, the spending has been on roughly the same track.  In 2007, five programs reportedly spent more than $80,000,000 in expenses.  That number jumped to 25 in 2012 and more than doubled in 2017, reaching 51 programs in the latest report.

How do the ACC programs stack up across the nation?  Here is a look at the eight public institutions in the Atlantic Coast Conference.