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Two Big 12 schools crack top 10 in athletic revenue

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

It's not surprising that Texas ranks as the nation's leader in total athletic department revenue. But the other Big 12 member in the top 10 might surprise you.

According to a study commissioned by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, Texas and Oklahoma State are among the top 10 revenue-producing athletic departments.

Using information generated from the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act forms, the study found that Texas' athletic programs generated $120.3 million in the 2007-08 fiscal year. Second was Ohio State at $118 million.

Here are the top 10 in the nation, according to the SportsBusiness Journal. Big 12 teams are in bold.

1. Texas -- $120.3 million
2. Ohio State -- $118 million
3. Florida -- $106 million
4. Michigan -- $99 million
5. Wisconsin -- $93.5 million
6. Penn State -- $91.6 million
7. Auburn -- $89.3 million
8. Alabama -- $88.9 million
9. Tennessee -- $88.7 million
10. Oklahoma State -- $88.6 million