TOLEDO – The website CostofCollegeSports.com recently ranked the University of Toledo football program as the third-most cost efficient in the country for the 2011 season among the top 60 FBS programs.

The rankings are based on the program’s operating budget vs. its final Sagarin computer ranking to come up with a dollar figure per rating point. Toledo finished with a final Sagarin rating of 75.1 with an operating budget of $6,372,181, for a cost per rating point of $84,725.18. The Rockets finished the 2011 season rated No. 40 in the country, according to Sagarin. By contrast, the No. 1 rated team that year, Alabama, had a cost per rating point of $354,410.70.

Among all teams in the Sagarin FBS ratings, the Rockets finished seventh.

CostofCollegeSports.com Most Efficient FBS Schools - Top 60 FBS Teams

School (Sagarin rating)  -  Cost per Sagarin rating point

  1.     Nevada (60)  - $71,210.41
  2.     Louisiana Tech (48)  -  $81,780.21
  3.      Toledo (40)  -  $84,725.18
  4.     Southern Miss (24) - $90,751.84
  5.     Northern Illinois (47)  - $96,026.50
  6.     Boise State (9)  - $96,437.50
  7.     Houston (15)   - $96,765.76
  8.     Tulsa (35)  -  $127,698.74
  9.     Kansas State (19)  - $157,090.10
10.     Cincinnati (30)  - $160,178.77

CostofCollegeSports.com Most Efficient FBS Schools - All Schools

 School (Sagarin rating)  -  Cost per Sagarin rating point

  1.     Louisiana-Monroe (124)  -  $60,953.87
  2.     Arkansas State (67)  - $62,120.85
  3.      Nevada (60) - $71,210.41
  4.     Troy (147) - $75,228.89
  5.     Louisiana Tech (48)  -  $81,780.21
  6.     Bowling Green (99)  - $81,854.31
  7.     Toledo (40)  - $84,725.18
  8.     Utah State (80)  - $87,228.70
  9.     Kent State (116)  - $88,446.76
10.     Louisiana-Lafayette (82) -  $88,481.52

Data based on 2011 season