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CFN Preview 2007 - Returning Lettermen

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Posted Jun 5, 2007


How much does experience matter? Who has the most returning lettermen? While it doesn't mean everything, the more experience, the better the overall depth, and the potential for better competition for jobs. At least that's the theory. For what it's worth, here's a look at who has the most returning lettermen, and who has the least.

 

Returning Lettermen

Preview 2007

How much does returning experience matter? To many trying to predict and project what'll happen, it means everything, while to others, it's not all that big a deal. It's still interesting to note when it comes to depth and potential, so for what it's worth, here are the returning lettermen, and lettermen lost, for every team.

Who has the most returning lettermen?
USC: 79
Hawaii: 70
Miami: 67
Oregon State: 61
Kentucky: 60
Florida State: 58
Louisville: 57
Buffalo: 56
Kansas: 55
Washington State: 55
East Carolina: 54
Michigan State: 54
Purdue: 54
South Carolina: 54
Stanford: 54
Arkansas State: 53
Bowling Green: 53
Cincinnati: 53
Houston: 53
Kansas State: 53
South Florida: 53
Vanderbilt: 53
Toledo: 52
Auburn: 51
Florida Atlantic: 51
Troy: 51
Air Force: 50
Clemson: 50
Oregon: 50
Louisiana Tech: 50
North Texas: 50
Oklahoma: 50
Georgia Tech: 49
Nebraska: 49
Texas Tech: 49
UCLA: 49
Wisconsin: 49  
Alabama: 48
Arkansas: 48
Pitt: 48
California: 48
Rice: 48  
TCU: 48
Tulane: 48
Akron: 47
Colorado State: 47
Fresno State: 47
Memphis: 47
Ole Miss: 47
New Mexico State: 47
Texas A&M: 47
Utah: 47
Arizona State: 46
Florida International: 46
LSU: 46
North Carolina: 46

Texas: 46
Wake Forest: 46
Illinois: 45
Georgia: 45
Minnesota: 45
Oklahoma State: 45
Tennessee: 45
Wyoming: 45
Arizona: 44
Army: 44

Boston College: 44
BYU: 44
Duke: 44
Nevada: 44
Temple: 44
UL Monroe: 44

Mississippi State: 43
New Mexico: 43
San Jose State: 43
UL Lafayette: 43  
UNLV: 43
West Virginia: 43
Baylor: 42
Indiana: 42
Syracuse: 42
Virginia Tech: 42
Central Michigan: 41
Colorado: 41
Maryland: 41
Miami University: 41
NC State: 41
Northern Illinois: 41
UCF: 41
San Diego State: 41
Northwestern: 40     
Kent State: 40
Western Michigan: 40
Eastern Michigan: 39
Missouri: 39
SMU: 39
Southern Miss: 39
UAB: 39
Boise State: 38
Florida: 38
Ohio: 38
Ohio State: 38
Marshall: 38
Utah State: 38
UTEP: 38
Ball State: 37
Iowa: 37
Idaho: 36
Rutgers: 36
Tulsa: 36
Washington: 36
Michigan: 35
Virginia: 35
Connecticut: 34
Middle Tennessee: 33
Penn State: 33
Notre Dame: 30
Iowa State: 28
Navy: 26

ACC
Boston College: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 17
Clemson: Returning Lettermen: 50, Lettermen Lost: 28
Duke: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 16
Florida State: Returning Lettermen: 58, Lettermen Lost: 14
Georgia Tech: Returning Lettermen: 49, Lettermen Lost: 12
Maryland: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 14
Miami: Returning Lettermen: 67, Lettermen Lost: 17
North Carolina: Returning Lettermen: 46, Lettermen Lost: 16
NC State: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 15
Virginia: Returning Lettermen: 35, Lettermen Lost: 19
Virginia Tech: Returning Lettermen: 42, Lettermen Lost: 19
Wake Forest: Returning Lettermen: 46, Lettermen Lost: 18

BIG EAST
Cincinnati: Returning Lettermen: 53, Lettermen Lost: 13
Connecticut: Returning Lettermen: 34, Lettermen Lost: 24
Louisville: Returning Lettermen: 57, Lettermen Lost: 15
Pitt: Returning Lettermen: 48, Lettermen Lost: 21
Rutgers: Returning Lettermen: 36, Lettermen Lost: 21
South Florida: Returning Lettermen: 53, Lettermen Lost: 15
Syracuse: Returning Lettermen: 42, Lettermen Lost: 18
West Virginia: Returning Lettermen: 43, Lettermen Lost: 27

BIG TEN
Illinois: Returning Lettermen: 45, Lettermen Lost: 14
Indiana: Returning Lettermen: 42, Lettermen Lost: 24
Iowa: Returning Lettermen: 37, Lettermen Lost: 20
Michigan: Returning Lettermen: 35, Lettermen Lost: 33
Michigan State: Returning Lettermen: 54, Lettermen Lost: 19
Minnesota: Returning Lettermen: 45, Lettermen Lost: 12
Northwestern: Returning Lettermen: 40, Lettermen Lost: 18
Ohio State: Returning Lettermen: 38, Lettermen Lost: 21
Penn State: Returning Lettermen: 33, Lettermen Lost: 23
Purdue: Returning Lettermen: 54, Lettermen Lost: 17
Wisconsin: Returning Lettermen: 49, Lettermen Lost: 19

BIG 12
Baylor: Returning Lettermen: 42, Lettermen Lost: 34
Colorado: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 27
Iowa State: Returning Lettermen: 28, Lettermen Lost: 23
Kansas: Returning Lettermen: 55, Lettermen Lost: 21
Kansas State: Returning Lettermen: 53, Lettermen Lost: 20
Missouri: Returning Lettermen: 39, Lettermen Lost: 20
Nebraska: Returning Lettermen: 49, Lettermen Lost: 20
Oklahoma: Returning Lettermen: 50, Lettermen Lost: 10
Oklahoma State: Returning Lettermen: 45, Lettermen Lost: 17
Texas: Returning Lettermen: 46, Lettermen Lost: 15
Texas A&M: Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 17
Texas Tech: Returning Lettermen: 49, Lettermen Lost: 15

CONFERENCE USA
East Carolina: Returning Lettermen: 54, Lettermen Lost: 20
Houston: Returning Lettermen: 53, Lettermen Lost: 17
Marshall: Returning Lettermen: 38, Lettermen Lost: 24
Memphis:
Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 24
Rice: Returning Lettermen: 48, Lettermen Lost: 17
SMU: Returning Lettermen: 39, Lettermen Lost: 10
Southern Miss: Returning Lettermen: 39, Lettermen Lost: 22
Tulane: Returning Lettermen: 48, Lettermen Lost: 17
Tulsa: Returning Lettermen: 36, Lettermen Lost: 20
UAB: Returning Lettermen: 39, Lettermen Lost: 30
UCF: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 19
UTEP: Returning Lettermen: 38, Lettermen Lost: 26

INDEPENDENTS
Army: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 28
Navy: Returning Lettermen: 26, Lettermen Lost: 35
Notre Dame: Returning Lettermen: 30, Lettermen Lost: 28

MAC
Akron: Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 14
Ball State: Returning Lettermen: 37, Lettermen Lost: 21
Bowling Green: Returning Lettermen: 53, Lettermen Lost: 17
Buffalo: Returning Lettermen: 56, Lettermen Lost: 14
Central Michigan: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 14
Eastern Michigan: Returning Lettermen: 39, Lettermen Lost: 9
Kent State: Returning Lettermen: 40, Lettermen Lost: 19
Miami University: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 16
Northern Illinois: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 15
Ohio: Returning Lettermen: 38, Lettermen Lost: 19
Temple: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 16
Toledo: Returning Lettermen: 52, Lettermen Lost: 14
Western Michigan: Returning Lettermen: 40, Lettermen Lost: 11

MOUNTAIN WEST
Air Force: Returning Lettermen: 50, Lettermen Lost: 18
BYU: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 28
Colorado State: Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 11
New Mexico: Returning Lettermen: 43, Lettermen Lost: 20
San Diego State: Returning Lettermen: 41, Lettermen Lost: 21
TCU: Returning Lettermen: 48, Lettermen Lost: 23
UNLV: Returning Lettermen: 43, Lettermen Lost: 23
Utah: Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 16
Wyoming: Returning Lettermen: 45, Lettermen Lost: 18

PAC 10
Arizona: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 15
Arizona State: Returning Lettermen: 46, Lettermen Lost: 18
California: Returning Lettermen: 48, Lettermen Lost: 23
Oregon: Returning Lettermen: 50, Lettermen Lost: 19
Oregon State: Returning Lettermen: 61, Lettermen Lost: 13
Stanford: Returning Lettermen: 54, Lettermen Lost: 18
UCLA: Returning Lettermen: 49, Lettermen Lost: 12
USC: Returning Lettermen: 79, Lettermen Lost: 18
Washington: Returning Lettermen: 36, Lettermen Lost: 26
Washington State: Returning Lettermen: 55, Lettermen Lost: 15

SEC
Alabama: Returning Lettermen: 48, Lettermen Lost: 16
Arkansas: Returning Lettermen: 48, Lettermen Lost: 21
Auburn: Returning Lettermen: 51, Lettermen Lost: 23
Florida: Returning Lettermen: 38, Lettermen Lost: 25
Georgia: Returning Lettermen: 45, Lettermen Lost: 24
Kentucky: Returning Lettermen: 60, Lettermen Lost: 20
LSU: Returning Lettermen: 46, Lettermen Lost: 21
Ole Miss: Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 17
Mississippi State: Returning Lettermen: 43, Lettermen Lost: 22
South Carolina: Returning Lettermen: 54, Lettermen Lost: 12
Tennessee: Returning Lettermen: 45, Lettermen Lost: 25
Vanderbilt: Returning Lettermen: 53, Lettermen Lost: 12

SUN BELT
Arkansas State: Returning Lettermen: 53, Lettermen Lost: 18
Florida Atlantic: Returning Lettermen: 51, Lettermen Lost: 9
Florida International: Returning Lettermen: 46, Lettermen Lost: 17
UL Lafayette: Returning Lettermen: 43, Lettermen Lost: 16
UL Monroe: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 12
Middle Tennessee: Returning Lettermen: 33, Lettermen Lost: 17
North Texas: Returning Lettermen: 50, Lettermen Lost: 17
Troy: Returning Lettermen: 51, Lettermen Lost: 20

WAC
Boise State: Returning Lettermen: 38, Lettermen Lost: 19
Fresno State: Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 17
Hawaii: Returning Lettermen: 70, Lettermen Lost: 19
Idaho: Returning Lettermen: 36, Lettermen Lost: 14
Louisiana Tech: Returning Lettermen: 50, Lettermen Lost: 14
Nevada: Returning Lettermen: 44, Lettermen Lost: 17
New Mexico State: Returning Lettermen: 47, Lettermen Lost: 17
San Jose State: Returning Lettermen: 43, Lettermen Lost: 17
Utah State: Returning Lettermen: 38, Lettermen Lost: 10
 

   

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