NCAA Soccer (Sort Of) – And Now For Something Completely Different…

If you haven’t noticed, it’s the offseason, AKA the time for grandiose statistical projects. Yesterday, I got tipped off to Basketball State’s rather amazing list of total athletic expenses for DI schools and decided to have a gander at it. Naturally, my curiosity was stoked as I began to wonder which schools were getting their money’s worth as far as results on the field were concerned. So a day of number crunching later, I’ve come up with a loose metric to measure just that.

Simply, I divided the amount a school spent in athletic expenses by the amount of Learfield Director’s Cup points a school gained for the previous school year. It’s not perfect by any means on either expense and performance measures, but it’s still pretty interesting to look at. Schools who didn’t tally a point in the Director’s Cup aren’t listed, while neither are the few schools who financial information wasn’t available for. It gets a little wobbly with the smaller conferences, but I still found it interesting.

Least Money Spent Per Director’s Cup Point (Big Seven Conferences)

$44,845 – Pepperdine
$56,016 – Stanford
$57,758 – UCLA
$66,215 – Cal
$68,559 – Arizona
$70,322 – North Carolina
$71,235 – Illinois
$72,426 – Texas A&M
$75,199 – USC
$75,370 – Duke

Most Money Spent Per Director’s Cup Point (Big Seven Conferences)

$183,524 – Mississippi State
$194,111 – Ole Miss
$194,814 – Providence
$213,030 – Wake Forest
$237,526 – Washington State
$239,381 – San Francisco
$247,597 – Loyola Marymount
$317,278 – DePaul
$329,852 – Rutgers
$434,452 – Pittsburgh

Results for All Conferences After The Jump

America East

$64,369 – Stony Brook
$99,791 – Boston University
$107,231 – Binghamton
$124,798 – Vermont
$146,725 – Albany
$154,194 – New Hampshire
$167,750 – Maine

Atlantic 10

$83,497 – Saint Bonaventure
$138,619 – Charlotte
$168,909 – VCU
$170,066 – Xavier
$171,510 – Temple
$198,707 – Dayton
$272,230 – Saint Louis
$275,321 – Richmond
$330,787 – UMass
$466,582 – La Salle
$666,547 – George Washington
$2,736,904 – Butler

ACC

$70,322 – North Carolina
$75,370 – Duke
$79,560 – Virginia
$81,947 – Florida State
$88,395 – Maryland
$94,568 – NC State
$96,657 – Virginia Tech
$146,888 – Clemson
$153,701 – Miami (FL)
$175,038 – Georgia Tech
$176,524 – Boston College
$213,030 – Wake Forest

Atlantic Sun

$86,649 – Florida Gulf Coast
$91,921 – North Florida
$273,877 – Kennesaw State
$303,903 – East Tennessee State
$402,607 – Lipscomb

Big XII

$82,450 – Baylor
$97,158 – Iowa State
$101,769 – Oklahoma
$108,902 – Oklahoma State
$116,239 – West Virginia
$122,012 – Texas
$130,802 – TCU
$133,567 – Kansas State
$176,840 – Kansas
$178,686 – Texas Tech

Big East

$89,342 – Notre Dame
$93,493 – Georgetown
$112,079 – Syracuse
$125,151 – St. John’s (NY)
$137,125 – Louisville
$151,206 – Marquette
$155,389 – Villanova
$167,843 – Cincinnati
$171,914 – South Florida
$182,460 – UConn
$194,814 – Providence
$317,278 – DePaul
$329,852 – Rutgers
$434,452 – Pittsburgh

Big Sky

$71,626 – Southern Utah
$90,474 – Montana State
$124,878 – Montana
$129,381 – Northern Arizona
$204,564 – North Dakota
$246,427 – Northern Colorado
$281,954 – Sacramento State
$337,354 – Eastern Washington
$417,973 – Idaho State
$452,088 – Portland State
$620,591 – Weber State

Big South

$101,237 – Liberty
$162,513 – Coastal Carolina
$165,185 – UNC Asheville
$187,923 – Campbell
$200,775 – Radford
$383,442 – Winthrop
$513,123 – Charleston Southern

Big Ten

$71,235 – Illinois
$86,620 – Penn State
$97,148 – Michigan
$102,499 – Ohio State
$104,156 – Minnesota
$111,758 – Northwestern
$113,623 – Indiana
$114,033 – Michigan State
$120,148 – Purdue
$135,677 – Wisconsin
$151,635 – Nebraska
$181,758 – Iowa

Big West

$48,353 – UC Irvine
$60,292 – Long Beach State
$73,259 – UC Santa Barbara
$159,393 – Cal Poly
$273,256 – Hawaii
$283,047 – UC Davis
$392,906 – Cal State Fullerton

Colonial

$114,742 – Old Dominion
$146,640 – UNC Wilmington
$151,435 – Hofstra
$176,625 – George Mason
$235,008 – Delaware
$237,979 – Towson
$266,184 – James Madison
$725,799 – William & Mary
$882,027 – Northeastern
$907,127 – Georgia State
$3,281,549 – Drexel

Conference USA

$76,825 – Tulsa
$92,473 – UCF
$142,192 – Southern Miss
$172,942 – UAB
$200,381 – SMU
$208,472 – UTEP
$230,057 – Houston
$235,739 – East Carolina
$285,780 – Memphis
$316,490 – Rice
$519,824 – Marshall
$631,436 – Tulane

Great West

$463,411 – Utah Valley

Horizon

$93,540 – Wisconsin-Green Bay
$130,692 – Valparaiso
$151,422 – Wisconsin-Milwaukee
$204,062 – UIC
$300,502 – Loyola (Ill.)
$434,592 – Detroit

Independent

$313,069 – Cal State Bakersfield

Ivy

$35,805 – Princeton
$44,597 – Harvard
$67,031 – Cornell
$86,794 – Dartmouth
$93,936 – Brown
$102,525 – Columbia
$156,839 – Penn
$159,871 – Yale

MEAC

$31,022 – Maryland-Eastern Shore
$123,998 – Norfolk State
$178,908 – Hampton
$191,593 – South Carolina State
$234,208 – Bethune-Cookman

MAAC

$65,922 – Iona
$76,337 – Loyola (MD)
$142,367 – Marist
$209,080 – Fairfield
$360,281 – Manhattan
$387,250 – Canisius
$389,263 – Niagara
$793,359 – Rider
$2,238,344 – Siena

MAC

$84,398 – Kent State
$130,520 – Ohio
$148,538 – Toledo
$153,962 – Northern Illinois
$204,855 – Central Michigan
$221,119 – Western Michigan
$223,286 – Eastern Michigan
$268,797 – Akron
$434,546 – Miami (OH)
$710,081 – Buffalo
$794,407 – Ball State

Missouri Valley

$71,257 – Illinois State
$71,266 – Creighton
$80,256 – Northern Iowa
$98,566 – Wichita State
$105,405 – Indiana State
$124,811 – Southern Illinois
$216,086 – Missouri State
$291,368 – Bradley
$521,562 – Drake

Mountain West

$56,708 – New Mexico
$92,708 – Boise State
$108,592 – San Diego State
$241,742 – Wyoming
$255,425 – Colorado State
$295,304 – Nevada
$323,859 – UNLV
$359,552 – Fresno State

NEC

$81,711 – Fairleigh Dickinson
$141,467 – Sacred Heart
$154,201 – Long Island
$274,809 – Monmouth
$1,319,692 – Mount Saint Mary’s

Ohio Valley

$114,114 – Tennessee-Martin
$118,224 – Eastern Kentucky
$170,058 – Jacksonville State
$171,188 – Austin Peay
$188,429 – Belmont
$194,723 – Murray State
$274,372 – Tennessee Tech
$303,026 – Morehead State

Pac-12

$56,016 – Stanford
$57,758 – UCLA
$66,215 – Cal
$68,559 – Arizona
$75,199 – USC
$88,570 – Arizona State
$92,748 – Oregon
$109,077 – Washington
$142,093 – Utah
$151,179 – Colorado
$165,794 – Oregon State
$237,526 – Washington State

Patriot

$109,296 – Army
$110,750 – Lehigh
$147,587 – American
$232,740 – Colgate
$793,252 – Bucknell

SEC

$72,426 – Texas A&M
$85,960 – Florida
$99,219 – LSU
$99,238 – Arkansas
$99,328 – Georgia
$112,561 – Vanderbilt
$122,885 – Alabama
$127,147 – Kentucky
$128,380 – Missouri
$143,622 – South Carolina
$155,089 – Auburn
$169,110 – Tennessee
$183,524 – Mississippi State
$194,111 – Ole Miss

Southern

$99,535 – Samford
$103,774 – Georgia Southern
$115,092 – Appalachian State
$119,833 – Chattanooga
$166,699 – UNC Greensboro
$168,293 – College of Charleston
$231,965 – Wofford
$404,266 – Davidson
$488,620 – The Citadel
$686,042 – Elon
$713,691 – Furman

Southland

$69,594 – Oral Roberts
$72,367 – Sam Houston State
$166,507 – Central Arkansas
$184,260 – McNeese State
$247,819 – Lamar
$504,609 – Stephen F. Austin
$1,746,958 – Southeastern Louisiana

Summit

$69,462 – North Dakota State
$124,465 – IUPUI
$222,124 – South Dakota
$262,559 – South Dakota State
$410,144 – Oakland
$433,673 – Western Illinois
$434,210 – UMKC

Sun Belt

$94,284 – Louisiana-Lafayette
$176,172 – Arkansas State
$203,602 – Middle Tennessee State
$283,687 – Western Kentucky
$316,105 – South Alabama
$320,658 – Arkansas-Little Rock
$330,929 – Louisiana-Monroe
$383,207 – North Texas
$492,122 – Florida International

SWAC

$139,404 – Mississippi Valley State
$141,542 – Prairie View A&M
$179,681 – Jackson State
$200,998 – Alcorn State
$207,636 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff
$254,696 – Southern
$1,866,823 – Alabama State

WCC

$44,845 – Pepperdine
$80,769 – BYU
$81,589 – San Diego
$84,492 – Saint Mary’s (CA)
$104,893 – Portland
$153,113 – Gonzaga
$172,070 – Santa Clara
$239,381 – San Francisco
$247,597 – Loyola Marymount

WAC

$68,068 – Texas-Arlington
$108,261 – Denver
$143,825 – Louisiana Tech
$176,642 – Texas State
$214,446 – Texas-San Antonio
$247,175 – San Jose State
$394,009 – Utah State
$443,771 – New Mexico State

3 thoughts on “NCAA Soccer (Sort Of) – And Now For Something Completely Different…

  1. devin

    Anything with numbers makes my head spin, so can you explain again how you calculated this? Was it the total budget for the school’s athletics divided by Director’s Cup points in all sports or just what they earned for w soccer?

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    1. Chris Henderson Post author

      Correct. TOTAL budget divided by TOTAL director’s cup points earned. Specific numbers for women’s soccer budget, as you might imagine, aren’t available, or I would’ve tried to use those with a similar metric.

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  2. Soccer Coach

    Actually you can see any school’s budgets by going to the EADA website, enter the school and there is the data. It is typically a year or two behind but it will give you a good idea of what they are working with.

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