Posted: Monday January 24, 2011 5:28PM ; Updated: Tuesday January 25, 2011 10:04AM
Andy Staples
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Oversigning by the numbers

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In past five years, 25 of 120 FBS programs averaged more than 25 signees

That list includes eight of 12 SEC schools and five of current Big 12 teams

Troy has signed 164 players over that span, a staggering average of 32.8

Team-by-team look at class size over five-year span
School Conference 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total Average
Troy Sun Belt 34 40 33 32 25 164 32.8
Ole Miss SEC 25 37 31 22 30 145 29
Auburn SEC 32 28 29 30 25 144 28.8
Mississippi State SEC 26 27 27 34 24 138 27.6
Kansas State Big 12 17 25 32 33 30 137 27.4
Temple MAC 25 28 26 30 27 136 27.2
Southern Miss C-USA 26 22 27 32 28 135 27
Arkansas SEC 25 31 25 27 26 134 26.8
Kentucky SEC 26 29 20 29 30 134 26.8
Alabama SEC 26 27 32 25 23 133 26.6
Iowa State Big 12 28 25 25 25 30 133 26.6
LSU SEC 29 24 26 26 26 131 26.2
Baylor Big 12 23 28 23 29 28 131 26.2
Tulsa C-USA 25 25 26 31 23 130 26
Oklahoma State Big 12 27 24 27 23 29 130 26
Florida State ACC 25 21 33 20 31 130 26
South Carolina SEC 23 29 22 31 24 129 25.8
Houston C-USA 27 25 24 28 25 129 25.8
Marshall C-USA 27 24 22 26 30 129 25.8
UAB C-USA 27 28 25 25 24 129 25.8
Oregon State Pac-12 18 24 18 35 33 128 25.6
Washington State Pac-12 28 22 27 27 24 128 25.6
South Florida Big East 21 28 24 26 28 127 25.4
UTEP C-USA 27 21 26 23 29 126 25.2
Texas Tech Big 12 25 25 16 26 34 126 25.2
Washington Pac-12 31 19 26 27 22 125 25
Louisville Big East 28 29 26 17 25 125 25
Arizona State Pac-12 26 22 27 24 24 123 24.6
BYU Independent 27 21 23 26 26 123 24.6
Syracuse Big East 30 16 26 27 24 123 24.6
Missouri Big 12 23 25 23 27 25 123 24.6
Arkansas State Sun Belt 27 21 26 27 21 122 24.4
Illinois Big Ten 22 22 28 23 27 122 24.4
Oklahoma Big 12 29 23 21 21 28 122 24.4
Miami (Fla.) ACC 29 19 33 19 22 122 24.4
Colorado State Mountain West 27 21 25 25 23 121 24.2
Western Michigan MAC 24 26 25 23 23 121 24.2
Minnesota Big Ten 26 20 29 24 22 121 24.2
Hawaii WAC 28 31 23 19 19 120 24
Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 23 28 21 26 22 120 24
Florida SEC 28 16 22 27 27 120 24
Akron MAC 24 24 22 26 24 120 24
SMU C-USA 26 27 28 23 16 120 24
Virginia Tech ACC 19 22 31 26 22 120 24
Oregon Pac-12 23 26 20 29 21 119 23.8
North Carolina ACC 21 28 18 24 28 119 23.8
Tennessee SEC 25 21 18 32 22 118 23.6
Eastern Michigan MAC 24 22 25 25 22 118 23.6
Tulane C-USA 24 25 19 26 24 118 23.6
Nebraska Big Ten 21 20 28 27 22 118 23.6
Texas A&M Big 12 24 28 24 19 23 118 23.6
UNLV Mountain West 24 22 23 22 26 117 23.4
East Carolina C-USA 21 22 21 26 27 117 23.4
Michigan State Big Ten 22 23 21 23 28 117 23.4
NC State ACC 19 27 26 25 20 117 23.4
Purdue Big Ten 24 20 26 19 27 116 23.2
Cincinnati Big East 25 25 24 23 19 116 23.2
Rutgers Big East 24 23 20 23 26 116 23.2
West Virginia Big East 20 25 27 28 16 116 23.2
Utah State WAC 27 22 21 23 22 115 23
Ball State MAC 21 24 21 26 23 115 23
Central Michigan MAC 20 30 22 16 27 115 23
Nevada WAC 28 16 22 20 28 114 22.8
Colorado Pac-12 24 19 21 28 22 114 22.8
UCF C-USA 22 24 18 29 21 114 22.8
Connecticut Big East 20 21 22 29 22 114 22.8
Kansas Big 12 19 25 20 25 25 114 22.8
Texas Big 12 25 20 20 24 25 114 22.8
Louisiana Tech WAC 17 26 19 22 29 113 22.6
Georgia SEC 19 19 24 23 28 113 22.6
Arizona Pac-12 23 24 23 18 25 113 22.6
Utah Pac-12 22 25 16 25 25 113 22.6
Wyoming Mountain West 23 25 22 21 22 113 22.6
Toledo MAC 27 20 24 19 23 113 22.6
Pittsburgh Big East 24 20 19 24 26 113 22.6
Michigan Big Ten 27 22 24 20 19 112 22.4
Wisconsin Big Ten 24 21 26 18 23 112 22.4
Maryland ACC 21 26 17 26 22 112 22.4
New Mexico Mountain West 17 20 22 26 26 111 22.2
Miami (Ohio) MAC 23 25 18 23 22 111 22.2
Duke ACC 20 27 17 21 26 111 22.2
Bowling Green MAC 25 23 17 20 25 110 22
Notre Dame Independent 23 18 23 18 28 110 22
Memphis C-USA 28 21 21 23 17 110 22
Iowa Big Ten 22 20 25 22 21 110 22
Kent State MAC 21 23 22 26 17 109 21.8
Virginia ACC 18 26 18 24 23 109 21.8
Florida International Sun Belt 19 23 24 18 24 108 21.6
San Diego State Mountain West 27 20 21 22 18 108 21.6
Fresno State WAC 21 17 23 26 20 107 21.4
San Jose State WAC 26 18 16 19 28 107 21.4
Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 20 24 25 24 14 107 21.4
Boston College ACC 21 18 30 18 20 107 21.4
Idaho WAC 24 20 21 21 20 106 21.2
Cal Pac-12 19 20 21 26 20 106 21.2
UCLA Pac-12 23 27 23 11 22 106 21.2
North Texas Sun Belt 22 20 27 18 18 105 21
Indiana Big Ten 25 19 20 20 21 105 21
Vanderbilt SEC 25 18 22 14 25 104 20.8
Penn State Big Ten 18 27 14 21 24 104 20.8
Clemson ACC 24 12 25 23 20 104 20.8
Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 23 18 23 18 21 103 20.6
USC Pac-12 20 19 19 18 26 102 20.4
Ohio MAC 17 21 20 23 21 102 20.4
Rice C-USA 17 24 19 23 18 101 20.2
Western Kentucky Sun Belt 18 26 17 17 22 101 20.2
Northern Illinois MAC 25 26 13 19 17 100 20
Stanford Pac-12 23 22 17 19 18 99 19.8
Ohio State Big Ten 19 25 20 15 20 99 19.8
Buffalo MAC 20 23 20 20 15 98 19.6
New Mexico State WAC 21 21 17 21 17 97 19.4
Boise State Mountain West 10 21 19 29 18 97 19.4
TCU Mountain West 18 20 16 24 18 96 19.2
Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 11 26 21 17 20 95 19
Georgia Tech ACC 18 21 20 20 16 95 19
Wake Forest ACC 19 23 17 20 15 94 18.8
Northwestern Big Ten 17 18 20 19 17 91 18.2
* Table excludes the service academies, which do not distinguish between walk-ons and scholarship players.

 
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