Big Ten Leads Power Five in NCAA Tournament Payout

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As the NCAA men’s basketball tournament reaches the Final Four and the payouts from this year’s event have been allocated, a picture of how much each conference is set to earn is coming into focus.

The Associated Press reports that among the Power Five Conferences, the Big Ten led the way for total payout, earning a conference-record 21 “units” equating to $35.5 million. Each Division I conference is guaranteed at least one unit simply by making an appearance in the tournament, and additional units are distributed based on at-large bids and wins over the tournament’s first two weeks.

After the Big Ten, the Atlantic Coast Conference netted 20 units for $33.8 million and the Southeastern Conference set a league record of its own with 19 units for $32.1 million. The Big 12 earned 13 units for $22 million, and the Pac-12 netted seven units for $11.8 million.

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