With Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton announcing he will return to Arizona State for his senior year, which surprised me, it seemed like a good time to go ahead and list returning starter numbers for 2013.
There is some fudge factor here because many teams list more than 11 guys on either or both sides of the ball. And this doesn't take into account guys who missed all or much of the year with injuries, such as USC DE Devon Kennard, Washington DE Hau’oli Jamora or Colorado WR Paul Richardson.
And a couple of guys might still announce they will enter the NFL draft.
So here we go.
Arizona: 6 offense, 11 defense, no specialists
Arizona State: 7 offense, 8 defense, kicker
California: 5 offense, 6 defense, 2 secialists
Colorado: 9 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists
Oregon: 8 offense, 7 defense, kicker
Oregon State: 8 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists
Stanford: 7 offense, 8 defense, kicker
UCLA: 6 offense, 6 defense, kicker
USC: 8 offense, 8 defense, kicker
Utah: 6 offense, 6 defense, no specialists
Washington: 10 offense, 8 defense, 2 specialists
Washington State: 9 offense, 9 defense, 2 specialists