Recruiting rankings

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  1. NebraskaJacket

    NebraskaJacket Varsity Lurker

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    3rd: Tony Romo - Div. 1AA.

    22 Super Bowl starters - 0 five star recruits

    I love our recruiting class.
     
  2. TechinItEasy

    TechinItEasy Dodd-Like

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    Let's do the same for BCS bowls/playoff games. You know, games college teams actually play in.

    I love our recruiting class too, but these numbers don't mean much.
     
  3. andrew

    andrew Bobby Bonilla's Financial Planner

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    Bama had nineteen starters rated 4 or higher (counting both sides of the ball).

    FSU had seventeen.

    Ohio State had fifteen.

    Oregon had ten.

    I do think that recruiting stars are overrated though. I'm sure there were plenty of teams with double digit 4/5 stars who were ranked lower than us at season end.

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-foo...onal-championship-recruiting-rankings-ratings
     
  4. 05GTCorndog

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    Playoff team recruiting rankings the past 5 years.

    Ohio State
    2010: #25
    2011: #11
    2012: #4
    2013: #2
    2014: #3

    Alabama
    2010: #5
    2011: #1
    2012: #1
    2013: #1
    2014: #1

    Oregon
    2010: #13
    2011: #9
    2012: #16
    2013: #22
    2014: #26

    Florida State
    2010: #11
    2011: #2
    2012: #6
    2013: #11
    2014: #4
     
  5. ScionOfSouthland

    ScionOfSouthland Dodd-Like

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    44.3% of 5-stars get drafted. 16% are first rounders. I wouldn't turn one down.


    Also convenient that while the rosters may not have a 5-star on it they both have a smattering of 4-stars on them. I wouldn't turn down a 4-star, either.
     
  6. andrew

    andrew Bobby Bonilla's Financial Planner

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    Does that mean the other 22 Super Bowl starters were five star recruits?
     
  7. gtphd

    gtphd Very Stable

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    The opposing position is that there are dozens of teams that run essentially the same offense in Division 1. Of those teams, the ones with the 4* and 5* recruits tend to be at the top of the rankings at the end of the season (we can have a chicken-and-egg debate).