Let’s clear up any confusion right from the start.
When I’m talking about eligibility losses for this article as they pertain to the 2012-13 season, I strictly mean because of transfer rules (transferring players typically have to sit out a year unless they are a Wisconsin quarterback) or suspension-related occurrences.
That means players that left for the NBA draft or graduated after last year are not eligible (yes, that pun was intended—feel free to judge) for this list.
I am giving Dez Wells and Shabazz Muhammad honorable mentions in the intro slide (and the coveted intro picture) because we really aren’t sure how their situations will ultimately play out. There’s a chance both could be suiting up on opening night, so I’m not going to clump them in with everyone else for now.
I’m sure there are some players that I will leave off this list (to get an idea of how many transfers there are to keep track of, look at Jeff Goodman’s impressive list, which is nearly up to 500), so feel free to let me know who they are in the comments.
Without further ado, here are the 10 most damaging eligibility losses for the 2012-13 season.