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The Oregon Ducks are One of College Football's Overachievers

Oregon's football dollars are well spent.

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The Oregon Ducks spend a lot of money on football, but get a solid return on that investment compared to their peers.

Check out the graph below, which compares team spending to on-field success.

While there's an undeniable correlation between spending and on-field success (the last two national champions are both among the sport's biggest spenders), that doesn't tell the whole story. If you're Syracuse, Colorado or Washington, your on-field success isn't matching your investment.

If you're Boise State, BYU or Oregon, overachieving is the norm.

The Ducks rank pretty high on the spending scale as well, but come in solidly above the curve thanks to two national championship game appearances from 2006-2015.

SB Nation's Ross Benes put the chart together using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Benes says Oregon actually has more money than the figures show, thanks to Phil Knight's donations. Still, it's good to be near the top of the charts.