According to a list compiled by Syracuse.com — based off data filed by schools to comply with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act — Florida State spends more money than any other ACC school its football program. In fact, only Alabama, FSU’s upcoming opponent, spend more last year on football.
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There were only three other full-time ACC programs that ranked inside the top 25 of football spending — amongst Power Five schools: Clemson, Virginia Tech and Miami.
All three of those schools spend above $28 million on their football programs.
Ranked: How much did each school spend?
Here’s the numerical order of how much each ACC school spent on football; the accompanying national rank is in parentheses.
The numbers include a variety of factors: coaching staff salaries, academic aid and recruiting finances. The AP states, though, two critical factors aren’t baked into this cake: money paid to coaches through multimedia partners, and cash put towards facilities.
- Florida State (No.2): $42.46 million
- Notre Dame* (No. 4): $38.97 million
- Clemson (No. 10): $34.67 million
- Virginia Tech (No. 16): $31.15 million
- Miami (No. 25): $28.47 million
- Duke (No. 36): $23.47 million
- North Carolina (No. 37): $23.46 million
- Louisville (No. 38): $23.43 million
- Syracuse (No. 39): $23.22 million
- Pittsburgh (No. 40): $23.13 million
- Boston College (No. 48): $21.35 million
- Virginia (No. 51): $20.33 million
- NC State (No. 54): $19.19 million
- Georgia Tech (No. 61): $17.38 million
- Wake Forest (No. 63): $16.61 million