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For all students applying to Duke University hoping to be Cameron Crazies, if you ever wondered just how important Duke’s men’s basketball team is to the university, an article on “Forbes” gives you the bottom line. “Duke University is the top revenue generating men’s basketball program in the country, generating over 160 percent more revenue than the national average among other BCS basketball programs,” writes Patrick Rishe of “Forbes.”

Here is Patrick Rishe’s / Forbes’ full 2011 ranking of the 73 BCS teams based on their revenue:

Rank Team MBB Rev Index

1 Duke $26,667,056 2.64

2 Louisville $25,890,003 2.57

3 North Carolina $20,551,168 2.04

4 Arizona $19,285,038 1.91

5 Syracuse $18,309,470 1.82

6 Wisconsin $17,666,311 1.75

7 Kentucky $16,781,239 1.66

8 Indiana $16,570,158 1.64

9 Ohio St. $16,190,723 1.61

10 Michigan St. $16,138,167 1.60

11 Kansas $16,116,502 1.60

12 Texas $15,602,348 1.55

13 Arkansas $15,515,830 1.54

14 Illinois $14,413,222 1.43

15 Marquette $13,877,475 1.38

16 Minnesota $13,733,316 1.36

17 West Virginia $13,306,654 1.32

18 Tennessee $13,301,579 1.32

19 Pittsburgh $13,117,849 1.30

20 UCLA $12,353,487 1.23

21 Oklahoma State $12,085,306 1.20

22 Washington $11,481,376 1.14

23 Alabama $10,766,327 1.07

24 Maryland $10,739,282 1.06

25 NC State $10,354,157 1.03

26 Florida $10,184,136 1.01

27 Georgetown $10,074,618 1.00

28 Northwestern $10,048,801 1.00

29 Virginia $9,788,223 0.97

30 Auburn $9,588,191 0.95

31 Missouri $9,540,265 0.95

32 Virginia Tech $9,252,293 0.92

33 South Carolina $9,190,794 0.91

34 Vanderbilt $9,182,578 0.91

35 Georgia Tech $9,143,914 0.91

36 Wake Forest $9,064,780 0.90

37 Texas A & M $8,853,325 0.88

38 Iowa $8,796,540 0.87

39 Oklahoma $8,626,247 0.86

40 Arizona St. $8,591,421 0.85

41 Penn St. $8,384,315 0.83

42 Georgia $8,331,515 0.83

43 Michigan $8,321,413 0.83

44 Mississippi State $8,205,804 0.81

45 Boston College $8,026,369 0.80

46 Purdue $7,791,967 0.77

47 Connecticut $7,745,145 0.77

48 Villanova $7,652,470 0.76

49 Kansas State $7,259,800 0.72

50 Iowa State $7,182,665 0.71

51 University of Miami $7,081,121 0.70

52 Clemson $7,054,691 0.70

53 California $6,967,208 0.69

54 Ole Miss $6,821,532 0.68

55 LSU $6,767,009 0.67

56 St. John’s $6,741,298 0.67

57 DePaul $6,528,661 0.65

58 Providence $6,460,838 0.64

59 Seton Hall $6,215,923 0.62

60 Stanford $6,191,021 0.61

61 Nebraska $6,022,208 0.60

62 Florida State $5,756,857 0.57

63 Baylor $5,737,350 0.57

64 Texas Tech $5,092,921 0.51

65 Oregon St. $4,938,930 0.49

66 Cincinnati $4,927,771 0.49

67 Rutgers $4,634,026 0.46

68 South Florida $4,588,627 0.46

69 Notre Dame $4,051,468 0.40

70 Colorado $3,587,371 0.36

71 Washington St. $3,544,745 0.35

72 USC $3,535,629 0.35

73 Oregon $3,240,150 0.32

Check out Patrick Rishe’s “Forbes” research here.

And check out our blogs about Princeton basketball and its impact on admissions or the significance of the Harvard-Princeton tiebreaker game or college admissions and March Madness or an underdog’s Cinderella run to the Final Four that transformed a university’s admissions statistics.

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