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Big 12 Player Retention Rates

A detailed look at how each Big 12 program has retained recruits signed in the 2014 and 2015, Kliff Kingsbury's first two full classes, compared to Texas Tech.

Below is a look at retention rates and numbers around the Big 12 for players signed in 2014 and 2015, Kingsbury's first two full recruiting classes as he joined Tech in December of the 2013 cycle.

The attrition rate is alarming to say the least. For example Texas, who is down and recently went through a coaching change, has more guys still on the roster from the 2015 class (21) than Tech has from the 2014 and 2015 classes combined (17).

My method is simple; I am cross referencing each team's signing class with their spring roster. If a guy on the commit list isn't on the roster a simple search usually explains why in a minute or so.

Here's a list of percentages representing how much each program has retained from their respective 2014 and 2015 classes:

  • UT: 73%
  • TCU: 71%
  • BU: 68%
  • WVU: 57%
  • OKST: 57%
  • K-State: 57%
  • OU: 56%
  • KU: 52%
  • ISU: 49%
  • Tech: 37%

Here are the actual numbers for each team:

1. Texas

2014: Signed 23, 16 still on the roster

2015: Signed 28, 21 still on the roster

+/-: UT has 20 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

2. TCU

2014: Signed 25, 14 still on the roster

2015: Signed 23, 20 still on the roster

+/-: TCU has 17 more players (double the amount) on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

3. Baylor

2014: Signed 25, 15 still on the roster

2015: Signed 19, 15 still on the roster

+/-: BU has 13 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

4. (tie) Oklahoma State

2014: Signed 28, 15 still on the roster

2015: Signed 21, 13 still on the roster

+/-: OSU has 11 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

4. (tie) Kansas State

2014: Signed 25, 11 still on the roster

2015: Signed 24, 17 still on the roster

+/-: K-State has 11 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

6. West Virginia

2014: Signed 23, 7 still on the roster

2015: Signed 21, 18 still on the roster

+/-: WVU has 8 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

7. Oklahoma

2014: Signed 27, 12 still on the roster

2015: Signed 28, 19 still on the roster

+/-: OU has 14 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

8. Kansas

2014: Signed 23, 9 still on the roster

2015: Signed 29, 18 still on the roster

+/-: KU has 10 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

9. Iowa State

2014: Signed 25, 14 still on the roster

2015: Signed 26, 11 still on the roster

+/-: ISU has 8 more players on the roster from the 2014-15 classes than Tech.

10. Texas Tech

2014: Signed 26, 5 still on the roster

2015: Signed 20, 12 still on the roster

+/-: The rest of the Big 12 has retained an average of 12.4 more players than Texas Tech from the 2014-15 classes.


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