Biggest winners of CBB transfer season

Seth Allen, who averaged 13.4 ppg for Maryland last season, is now at Virginia Tech. G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images

There has been a record-setting 600 transfers this year. Many left in search of more playing time, some were forced out and others departed to be closer to an ailing relative.

Transfers have become the new avenue of recruiting, a manner to plug holes -- whether it be immediate via a fifth-year graduate student or with someone who is likely to receive a waiver by being near home.

Here are the programs that bolstered their rosters the most this offseason, followed by those that lost the most talent due to defections.

1. Virginia Tech Hokies

Addition: Seth Allen (Maryland)

New Hokies coach Buzz Williams picked up only one player, but it was a key one in Allen, who had a chance to be Maryland’s top player this season. He’s a combo guard who averaged 13.4 points and 3.0 assists per game despite missing the first dozen games of the season due to injury.