Big 12 Rosters - Top 12 Facts

October 28, 2015 by SbS Football Staff | with 0 comments
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With the college football season now in the middle of conference play, we wanted to provide some geographical highlights of this year’s pool of players for each of the Power 5 conferences.

Below are our top 12 facts (in no particular order) of where the players in the Big 12 are from (other Power 5 conferences: ACCBig TenPac-12SEC.).

1. Almost half (49.5%) of all the current players in the Big 12 and almost half (49.5%) of the starters in the conference are from the state of Texas.




2. Texas represents the most players on seven of the ten teams in the Big 12 (Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech). 

3. There are 23 players from the state of West Virginia who play for a Power 5 college football team and 20 of them are in the Big 12 (all play for West Virginia). 

4. There are no starters on West Virginia who are from the state of West Virginia. 

5. There are 15 starters on Oklahoma State who are from Texas; there are only 3 starters for the Cowboys who are from Oklahoma. 

6. There are 11 starters on Oklahoma who are from Texas; there are only 4 starters for the Sooners who are from Oklahoma.





7. Players from the state of Texas for each of the Texas based teams: Texas – 96, Texas Tech – 94, Baylor – 92 and TCU – 83. 

8. Starters from the state of Texas for each of the Texas based teams: Baylor – 18, Texas – 20, TCU – 15 and Texas Tech – 16. 

9. There are more than twice as many players on Kansas State (53) who are from the state of Kansas than there are players from the state who play for the Kansas Jayhawks (24). 

10. There are more starters on Iowa State from the state of Florida (6) than there are from the state of Iowa (5). 

11. There are almost twice as many starters in the Big 12 from the state of Florida (20) than there are from the state of Oklahoma (11). 

12. There are 14 players in the Big 12 from the state of Maryland and 7 of them play for West Virginia; there are 4 starters in the conference from Maryland and only 1 plays for the Mountaineers.

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Top 12 Roster facts for the other Power 5 conferences: ACC
Big TenPac-12SEC.

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Maps of Power 5 Players and Starters (all conferences)









Note: all statistics are based on team rosters from mid-August 2015 and participation reports from week 7 (or week 6 if no game in week 7).