Friday, October 24, 2008

NCAA Baseball

Last year the University of Iowa's baseball team finished 191st in RPI - just behind Princeton and unranked in all of the NCAA baseball polls - NCBWA Division I poll; Baseball America Division I poll; Collegiate Baseball Division I poll; and Rivals.com. So there is much hope for a better year on the field.

In terms of on the finacial books, I want to note that the each conference listed in the table below averaged a loss, with per student losses following a similar pattern among other NCAA Division I sports, bigger conferences - such as the Big 10 - have greater losses than smaller conferences - such as the Sun Belt conference. Looking at Iowa, while their total loss is more than the average Big 10 baseball program, their per student losses are smaller, with more baseball players on Iowa's roster than on average of Big 10 schools in 2005-2006.

School/Conf. Number Revenues Expenses Loss Per Student
Iowa 50 $125,630 $881,613 -$755,983 -$15,120
Big 10 36.8 $366,395 $1,073,196 -$706,800 -$19,437
Big 12 39.4 $1,026,388 $1,612,298 -$585,910 -$14,989
ACC 34.0 $456,776 $1,125,522 -$668,746 -$20,164
Big East 34.1 $198,392 $803,789 -$605,397 -$18,340
C-USA 37.2 $569,306 $1,024,183 -$454,878 -$12,355
Mid-American 34.9 $198,826 $534,197 -$335,370 -$9,895
Pac 10 38.8 $569,533 $1,379,446 -$809,914 -$21,122
SEC 39.8 $1,053,069 $1,888,028 -$834,959 -$22,497
Sun Belt 41.7 $402,936 $539,233 -$136,297 -$3,606
WAC 34.0 $264,488 $729,460 -$464,972 -$13,461

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