Nine SEC programs are among the “most dominant,” while Florida rose above them all.
That’s the findings by Cork Gaines of Business Insider in a study Thursday where he created college sports program rankings on the schools’ performance.
The criteria used, according to the study included “the last three years of the Capital One Cup (which ranks how well schools do in all sports each year), championships won since 2000 in the keystone sports of football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball, revenue generated by the school’s athletic department over the last three years according to the Department of Education, attendance in the keystone sports over the last year, and Niche’s ranking of the best college athletic programs for students.”
The Gators came out on top, with SEC schools Alabama (No. 3), LSU (No. 6), Auburn (No. 18), Tennessee (No. 22), Georgia (No. 25), Texas A&M (No. 26), Kentucky (No. 27) and Arkansas (No. 29) joining UF on the list.
Florida has finished 31 times in the top 10 of their sport in the last three years.
The Gators had a three-year average revenue of $126.4 million, and were third in the Capital One Cup men’s rankings and second in women. UF ranked third in premium championships score rankings from 2000-2016 and are No. 1 in the Niche rankings.