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Who pays the least for victory?

Your team wins a lot. Your team spends a lot. But which team, Forbes asks, is the "Best College Football Teams for the Money"?

So it put together a top-10 list that ranks teams that spent the least per win this season. Its final tally includes two Pac-12 teams: Stanford at No. 4 and Utah at No. 9.

The methodology:

We used the teams' total expenses in 2010, as reported to the Department of Education, to calculate their spending per game won this year. Average spending for the top ten teams was $1.5 million per game, even though total seasonal spending for teams on our list ranged from $9 million (Wake Forest) to $21 million (LSU). Every team on our list had a winning record in 2011 except for Wake Forest, which went 6-6 but was one of only two schools from an AQ conference to limit football expenses to under $10 million.

Here's the information on Stanford and Utah.

Stanford: Cost Per Win: $1,444,370

Football Expenses: $16 million

Conference: Pac-12

2011 Record: 11-1

Utah: Cost Per Win: $1,632,326

Football Expenses: $11 million

Conference: Pac-12

2011 Record: 7-5

And Kansas State was No. 1.

Kansas State: Cost Per Win: $1,086,705

Football Expenses: $11 million

Conference: Big 12

2011 Record: 10-2

Stanford's number is particularly impressive because Palo Alto is one of the pricest areas of the country. Certainly more expensive than Manhattan, Kan., proud home of Kansas State.

Stanford's Fiesta Bowl opponent, Oklahoma State, by the way, was No. 3.

But a bowl victory over the Cowboys would change that pecking order!