|Daily Blog • June 13, 2014|
Today’s blog continues my in-depth look at my New and Improved Experience Chart. For 7 years I had listed an experience chart, which broke down the number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen each team had in the two deep and rated the teams experience level with a formula I devised. In 2009, I made the experience chart FIVE TIMES better.
Today I will look at the % of tackles returning. I took all of the tackles made by the team a year ago and then took all of the returning tackles from 2013 for the percentage.
Air Force leads the way by returning 89.55% of their tackles from last year. The Falcons return 9 starters on that side of the ball including 17 of their top 19 tacklers! It’s safe to assume that they should be one of the most improved defenses in the country after allowing 40 ppg and 490 ypg a year ago. UTSA is #2 with 89% for the second year in a row as they return 10 starters and 14 of their top 16 tacklers. Ole Miss is #3 with 85.44% as they return 9 starters from last year’s team including 15 of their top 17 tacklers.
At the bottom of the chart is Arizona St who returns just 30.8% of their tackles from last year. The Sun Devils only return 2 starters on defense and lose 10 of their top 12 tacklers. Oklahoma St only returns 4 starters on defense this year and return just 35.3% of their tackles as they lose 8 of their top 9 tacklers.
% of Tackles Returning
|NCAA||% TKL||NCAA||% TKL|
|11||Mississippi St||82.03%||75||Georgia Southern||61.36%|
|12||Old Dominion||81.79%||76||Bowling Green||61.34%|
|28||Arkansas St||76.34%||92||Boston College||55.27%|
|37||West Virginia||73.24%||101||Virginia Tech||53.91%|
|41||Fresno St||72.36%||105||South Alabama||53.19%|
|44||Middle Tenn||71.77%||108||Texas Tech||51.93%|
|47||Central Michigan||71.15%||111||North Texas||50.69%|
|50||Ball St||69.65%||114||Utah St||49.82%|
|56||Idaho||66.85%||120||San Diego St||45.35%|
|58||San Jose St||66.36%||122||Buffalo||44.34%|
|60||Nebraska||66.21%||124||New Mexico St||40.70%|
|63||Eastern Michigan||65.27%||127||Oklahoma St||35.03%|
|64||Wake Forest||65.16%||128||Arizona St||30.80%|
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