Interestingly enough, the NFL’s AFC and NFC conferences tend to draw primarily from different sets of schools. The top schools represented in the AFC are Florida State (22), Miami (21), Alabama (20) and Georgia (19). While the NFC’s teams have selected players largely from LSU (25), USC (22), Oregon (19), Oklahoma and Texas (17).
Unsurprisingly, college teams with a recent history of success are very well represented in the NFL. Alabama, with three national championships in the past five years, has 35 former players in the NFL while Florida State, 2013 National Champions, have 33. Auburn and Ohio State each are represented by 26 players.
Throughout the season, we’ll be making a series of interactive visualizations on a wide range of college football-related topics on NCAA.com. Be sure to check our blog for more updates to come!