In order to be able to recruit well, you have to be willing to spend a little money. Well, actually a lot of money, according to a recent report from Stadium.

Andy Wittry recently was able to obtain NCAA Financial Reports for the 2018 fiscal year for over 50 FBS schools, allowing him to get a strong grasp on how much schools are spending on the recruiting front. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot.

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Obviously, some schools spend more than others. In the 2018 fiscal year, for instance, Georgia spent $2.62 million in recruiting, nearly $1 million more than any other program. Wisconsin, on the other hand, spent just under $350,700.

Wittry admits that money spent isn’t directly tied with owning a top-ranked recruiting class, but it certainly helps.

Here’s a look at how much B1G teams spent in the 2018 fiscal year in recruiting, and how the 2018 and 2019 classes ranked. For reference, Georgia is included at the top.

The only B1G school omitted is Northwestern, which is a private institution.

Teams 2018 FY 2018 class rank 2019 class rank
Georgia    $2.626 million        1st       2nd
Michigan    $1.397 million        22nd       8th
Penn State    $1.369 million        6th       13th
Nebraska    $1.250 million       23rd       18th
Minnesota    $1.081 million       38th       45th
Ohio State    $944,354       2nd       14th
Rutgers    $824,271       56th       64th
Michigan State    $766,139       31st       30th
Illinois    $739,680       53rd       53rd
Indiana    $692,972       49th       36th
Iowa    $608,755       39th       41st
Purdue    $555,565       51st       25th
Maryland    $539,299       28th       47th
Wisconsin    $350,695       44th       28th