Complete breakdown of Every CFB Team’s Returning Starters.

Here is your complete breakdown of every College Football teams returning starters from the Phil Steele’s 2019 College Football Preview. There will be a update closer to the start of the season due to possible transfers after the magazine was published.

Last year there were 21 teams that returned 16 starters or more, including their QB. Of those 21 teams, 17 had a better record in 2018 than they did in 2017. Only 4 of the 21 had a weaker record.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, there were 20 teams that returned 11 or fewer starters that did not have a returning starter at QB. Of those 20 teams, 7 had a better record. Of the 20 least experienced teams, 12 had a weaker record in 2018 than they did in 2017 and one had the same.

With all that in mind, the numbers listed below provide a good window into what to expect in 2019. I broke them down first by overall ranking UCLA, Texas St and Hawaii are looking good and Buffalo and Kentucky are not, and then by conference.

Note: A (1) in the QB Column denotes that teams starting QB is back.

Here is the Breakdown by Conference.


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