Returning Starters by Conference

**  Here is a list of the returning number of starters per team by conference.  The 2015 conference record against other Power Five conference teams is given too, including bowl games as well as all regular season games.

Conference                   Returning Starters    Record   Pct.
Atlantic Coast  (ACC)          14.43                      9-13     .409
Mountain West                   13.75                      3-21     .125
Independents                     13.67                      8-11     .421
Sun Belt                               13.64                      0-19     .000
Conference USA                 13.38                      2-22     .083
Southeastern (SEC)            13.36                     14- 7     .667
American Athletic (AAC)    13.25                     12-15    .444
Pac-12                                  13.25                      6- 8     .429
Big 12                                   12.70                      7- 7     .500
Mid-American (MAC)          12.46                     4-20     .167
Big 10                                   12.43                    12-12    .500

Group of Five conferences tend to have more starters back because fewer of their players leave school early for the NFL draft.  The ACC this year is a notable exception.

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