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Report: Michigan Wolverines Raised $51.7 Million in Athletics Donations in 2015

UM ranks third nationally in sports fundraising.

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines continue to win both on and off the field.

According to a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education, UM brought in $51.5 million last year in athletics donations, third nationally. The combined total of the nearly 400 colleges surveyed by the publication was $1.2 billion, but more than half of that number came from just the top 20 programs.

Here's a breakdown of the top 10, led by Texas A&M:

Texas A&M University             $66,987,139
University of Oregon               $53,698,089
University of Michigan             $51,717,862
University of Texas at Austin  $42,234,883
Texas Christian University      $38,319,614
Kansas State University         $34,369,836
Auburn University                  $31,739,556
University of Washington       $30,730,210
University of Notre Dame      $30,461,237
University of Kansas              $28,934,681

The Aggies have been raising money for major renovations at their stadium, Kyle Field, while Oregon launched a $400 million campaign for athletics facilities last year.

With a new athletic director in place and Jim Harbaugh pushing Michigan toward the top of the college football pyramid, UM could be poised to place even higher in the money rankings in 2016.