College Football Championship Distribution: How Leagues Make Money

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TheStreet took a look at the revenue distribution breakdown for the 2021 College Football Championship game, which the Alabama Crimson Tide won over the Ohio State Buckeyes this week. 

The NCAA's distribution model includes each of its 10 conferences receiving $300,000 for each school in its league that makes a bowl game and also meets the organization’s Academic Progress standards.

Each conference also receives a base amount of about $66 million with the five conferences that do not have contacts with the Orange, Rose or Sugar Bowls receiving $90 million. The conferences distribute these funds as they choose.

Alabama will distribute a much smaller portion of its $6 million winnings from the bowl game than Ohio State will based on their distribution models at the SEC and Big 10, respectively. 

Check out the video above for a full breakdown. 

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