A lot goes into football signing day, and into recruiting in all college sports. Factors include location, travel costs, relative economic conditions on campus, past success and the overall commitment of the university.

The Business of College Sports on its website has sorted annual major college athletic recruiting budgets over all sports for the 2010-2011 academic year as provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

(Note: ACC and SEC graphics include national rank in recruiting spending in parentheses)

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A list of the nationís top 25 major college athletic recruiting budgets for the 2010-11 academic year, including total recruiting expenses, menís expenses and womenís expenses:

School/Conference | Total | Men | Women

School/overall rank | Total recruiting expenses | Men's expenses | Women's expenses (+ denotes future conference member)

School/overall rank | Total recruiting expenses | Men's expenses | Women's expenses (+ denotes future conference member)