Whitest College Teams - 2017

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  1. Claimjumper

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    Below is the state of college football for 2017 as of opening weekend. Out of 131 teams (123 previewed thus far - will update as the remaining teams completed) there are roughly 808 white starters or about 6.2 per squad. Only 7.7% of the teams this year have 11 or more starters, a far cry from the 30% or so teams that had this distinction about a decade ago. For the first time in CF history it appears that Iowa takes the crown for the whitest team this year, expected to start about 16 white athletes.

    Let me know if I missed anything or there are any new developments on any of the teams. Just did this while watching the UCLA. Texas AM game!

    White athletes per team per conference looks like this

    Independent 10.3
    Big 10 9.1
    MAC 8.8
    Pac 12 7.3
    MW 7.1
    Big 12 6.7
    ACC 5.9
    CUSA 5.7
    AAC 5.5
    Sun Belt 5.2
    SEC 4.4

    Before getting into 2017 on a team by team breakdown, Here are prior year summaries.

    2016
    Majority White Teams (11+): 14
    Whitest Teams: Wyoming, Central Michigan: 15

    2013-2015
    No Summaries completed

    2012
    Majority White Teams (11+): 24
    Whitest Teams: Air Force, Army, Wisconsin: 15

    2011
    Majority White Teams (11+): 30
    Whitest Team: Wyoming: 16

    2010
    Majority White Teams (11+): 36
    Whitest Team: BYU: 17

    2009
    Majority White Teams (11+): 33
    Whitest Team: BYU: 16

    2008
    Majority White Teams (11+): 26
    Whitest Team: Air Force: 18

    2007
    Majority White Teams (11+): 26
    Whitest Team: Air Force: 22 (Likely the last all white team we will ever see)

    2006
    Majority White Teams (11+): 36
    Whitest Teams: Air Force, BYU: 19

    2005
    Majority White Teams (11+): 35
    Whitest Team: BYU: 19

    ~2017~

    "Majority White" - 10
    16 Iowa
    14 Ohio
    13 Air Force
    13 Stanford
    12 Army
    12 Kansas State
    12 Northwestern
    12 Wisconsin
    11 BYU
    11 Michigan State

    "Double Digits"
    10 Boston College
    10 Bowling Green
    10 California
    10 Eastern Michigan
    10 Indiana
    10 Iowa State
    10 Massachusetts
    10 Miami (OH)
    10 Northern Illinois
    10 Rice
    10 Western Michigan

    "On the Doorstep"
    9 Arizona
    9 Ball State
    9 Boise State
    9 Central Michigan
    9 Idaho
    9 Nebraska
    9 Purdue
    9 San Diego State
    9 Utah State
    9 Washington
    9 West Virginia
    9 Wyoming

    "Middle of the pack"
    8 Florida International
    8 Navy
    8 Nevada
    8 North Carolina
    8 Notre Dame
    8 Penn State
    8 SMU
    8 Tulsa

    "Baltimore"
    7 Akron
    7 Cincinnati
    7 Clemson
    7 Colorado State
    7 Georgia Tech
    7 Kent State
    7 Marshall
    7 Michigan
    7 Oregon
    7 Tennessee
    7 Texas State
    7 UNLV
    7 Vanderbilt
    7 Virginia Tech
    7 Wake Forest
    7 Washington State

    "Ferguson"
    6 Alabama
    6 Appalachian State
    6 Baylor
    6 Colorado
    6 Connecticut
    6 Duke
    6 Georgia Southern
    6 Memphis
    6 New Mexico State
    6 North Texas
    6 Pittsburgh
    6 San Jose State
    6 Southern Miss
    6 Texas
    6 Texas Tech
    6 Toledo
    6 UAB
    6 UCF
    6 UTSA
    6 Virginia

    "Birmingham"
    5 Arizona State
    5 Arkansas
    5 Charlotte
    5 Coastal Carolina
    5 Florida State
    5 Georgia State
    5 Kansas
    5 Louisiana-Monroe
    5 LSU
    5 Missouri
    5 Oregon State
    5 South Alabama
    5 South Carolina
    5 TCU
    5 Texas A&M
    5 USC

    "Detroit"
    4 Auburn
    4 East Carolina
    4 Fresno State
    4 Georgia
    4 Hawaii
    4 Miami
    4 Oklahoma
    4 Oklahoma State
    4 Old Dominion
    4 South Florida
    4 Syracuse
    4 Temple
    4 Utah
    4 Western Kentucky

    "South Side Chicago"
    3 Buffalo
    3 Kentucky
    3 Louisiana-Lafayette
    3 Maryland
    3 Middle Tennessee
    3 NC State
    3 Ohio State
    3 Ole Miss
    3 Troy
    3 Tulane
    3 UTEP

    "East St Louis"
    2 Arkansas State
    2 Houston
    2 Louisville

    "Zimbabwe"
    1 Florida
    1 Mississippi State
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2017
  2. Vanilla_Sky

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    Thanks for this Claimjumper.

    There are a few teams that have changed but this wasn't reflected in their write up.


    Florida has 2 white starters.
    Fresno State has 7 white starters.
    Michigan State has 13 white starters.

    It would be great if these could be edited into their original posts so in following years the trends could be perfectly accurate but I understand if this does not happen.
     

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