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Recruiting Team Rankings

Team Ranking Explanation

The Formula

Team Ranking Explanation

where c is a specific team's total number of commits and Rn is the 247Sports Composite Rating of the nth-best commit times 100.

Explanation

In order to create the most comprehensive Team Recruiting Ranking without any notion of bias, 247Sports Team Recruiting Ranking is solely based on the 247Sports Composite Rating.

Each recruit is weighted in the rankings according to a Gaussian distribution formula (a bell curve), where a team's best recruit is worth the most points. You can think of a team's point score as being the sum of ratings of all the team's commits where the best recruit is worth 100% of his rating value, the second best recruit is worth nearly 100% of his rating value, down to the last recruit who is worth a small fraction of his rating value. This formula ensures that all commits contribute at least some value to the team's score without heavily rewarding teams that have several more commitments than others.

Readers familiar with the Gaussian distribution formula will note that we use a varying value for σ based on the standard deviation for the total number of commits between schools for the given sport. This standard deviation creates a bell curve with an inflection point near the average number of players recruited per team.

Below is a graphical representation of how our formula works. You can see that the area under the curve gets smaller both as the rating for a commit decreases and as the number of total commits for a school increases. The y-axis in this graph represents the percentage weight of the score that gets applied to an overall team ranking.

247Sports Composite Team Ranking

 The Chase for the Recruiting Champion powered by 247Sports Composite 

Team Total 5 4 3 Avg Points
1 Florida Florida 26 6 8 12 89.96 298.36
2 USC USC 26 2 12 11 89.40 288.61
3 LSU LSU 28 0 17 11 89.84 282.27
4 Miami Miami 24 3 11 9 89.13 269.23
5 Michigan Michigan 16 2 9 4 91.35 255.10
6 Oklahoma Oklahoma 20 2 7 10 88.64 247.77
7 Georgia Georgia 25 2 6 15 86.43 244.50
8 Notre Dame Notre Dame 21 1 8 12 87.78 239.52
9 Texas Texas 18 1 8 9 88.64 237.40
10 Virginia Virginia 23 0 7 13 85.79 234.61
11 Florida State Florida State 18 2 6 10 88.31 233.67
12 Tennessee Tennessee 18 1 7 8 87.43 231.39
13 South Carolina South Carolina 27 1 4 18 83.80 211.16
14 Mississippi State Mississippi State 28 1 3 19 83.10 208.22
15 Texas A&M Texas A&M 25 1 3 19 84.29 207.47
16 Auburn Auburn 26 0 5 18 84.52 205.70
17 North Carolina North Carolina 26 0 3 21 83.75 200.27
18 N.C. State N.C. State 20 0 4 13 84.25 194.13
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Illinois Illinois 27 0 3 15 82.14 191.91
20
-1
Maryland Maryland 21 1 2 15 83.52 188.93
21
-1
Colorado Colorado 24 0 1 23 83.92 185.54
22
-1
Washington Washington 25 0 2 20 83.05 184.69
23
-1
UCLA UCLA 20 0 5 11 82.90 184.48
24
-1
Oklahoma State Oklahoma State 30 0 2 20 81.72 183.97
25
-1
Arizona State Arizona State 21 0 3 16 83.52 183.77
26
-1
California California 26 0 1 22 82.82 180.46
27
-1
Stanford Stanford 21 0 3 11 82.63 179.93
28
-1
Purdue Purdue 25 0 2 15 81.63 175.06
29
-1
Virginia Tech Virginia Tech 20 0 4 10 82.50 174.88
30
-1
Rutgers Rutgers 26 1 2 13 81.14 174.28
31
-1
Oregon Oregon 24 0 2 16 81.89 172.72
32
-1
Wisconsin Wisconsin 21 1 1 11 81.86 170.37
33
-1
Boston College Boston College 24 0 2 21 82.54 170.35
34
-1
Kansas State Kansas State 16 0 4 10 83.75 167.35
35
-1
Ole Miss Ole Miss 21 1 0 15 82.00 166.37
36
-1
Nebraska Nebraska 19 0 2 15 83.16 166.25
37
-1
Missouri Missouri 23 0 1 19 81.88 163.47
38
-1
Georgia Tech Georgia Tech 21 0 2 13 81.49 159.66
39
-1
Arizona Arizona 26 0 1 18 81.03 159.32
40
-1
Iowa Iowa 22 0 1 13 81.23 158.53
41
-1
Alabama Alabama 16 0 3 9 82.71 156.58
42
-1
Arkansas Arkansas 21 0 1 14 81.43 155.43
43
-1
Clemson Clemson 18 0 2 14 82.22 153.65
44
-1
Kansas Kansas 26 0 0 18 80.51 151.71
45
-1
Minnesota Minnesota 25 0 2 12 80.13 149.65
46
-1
Ohio State Ohio State 6 2 4 0 95.99 148.26
47
-1
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 26 0 0 19 80.51 147.62
48
-1
Penn State Penn State 11 0 3 7 85.19 144.63
49
-1
Louisville Louisville 21 1 0 9 79.81 137.31
50
-1
SMU SMU 23 0 0 10 79.57 134.26
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