About half of the teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision have had at least five players arrested over the last five seasons, according to research from journalist Mike Rosenberg. Leading the way is Washington State, which has had a staggering 31 reported arrests over that period--and not nearly that many wins. NC State has had five reported arrests over the last five years, putting State pretty much right in the middle of FBS.
Which is to say, NOT ELITE. Stuck down there with Tulane; didn't even make the top 50.
Found 900+ total arrests for FBS college football teams last 5 years. That's one every other day. Top 50 programs: pic.twitter.com/0yGJhV6X7B— Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) August 18, 2015
This program is never going to get where we want it to go as long as it's stuck on a tier with Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette. I just don't get it. We have campus police, right? And they have uniforms and cars and the whole nine? Plus they know laws? WHAT ARE WE MISSING***
(***I'm completely joking about all this, everyone's following, right?)
Here's the win-per-arrest breakdown:
NC State's average, by the way, is 7.0. (Thirty-five wins over last five seasons, five arrests.)