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Football Recruiter Rankings

Coach 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 Coach Recruiting Ranking without any notion of bias, 247Sports Coach 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 Coach Ranking

 The Chase for the National Recruiter of the Year powered by 247Sports Composite 

Coach Total Avg Points
1 Rodney Garner Georgia 7 91.95 75.73
2 Mike Bobo Georgia 3 91.75 55.60
3 Bill Busch Nebraska 7 84.44 51.86
4 Reese Morgan Iowa 5 85.11 50.13
5 Jay Norvell Nebraska 4 86.39 46.53
6 Paul Randolph Alabama 5 84.44 44.61
7 Bob Connelly Alabama 4 83.61 40.31
8 Chris Ball Alabama 5 81.56 39.49
9 Scott Downing Nebraska 4 79.17 33.00
10 Jon Fabris Georgia 2 87.22 32.75
11 Willie Martinez Georgia 2 86.11 30.39
12 Eric Wolford Arizona 2 85.56 29.54
13 David Blackwell Clemson 2 85.00 28.43
14 Ken O'Keefe Iowa 2 84.44 27.32
15 Dennis Wagner Nebraska 2 82.22 23.27
16 Ron West Clemson 1 90.00 20.00
17
-1
Dave Baldwin Michigan State 1 90.00 20.00
18 Brad Scott Clemson 1 85.56 15.56
19
-1
Buddy Wyatt Alabama 1 85.56 15.56
20 Randy Jordan Nebraska 1 84.44 14.44
21 Burton Burns Clemson 1 83.33 13.33
22 Dabo Swinney Clemson 1 80.00 10.00
23 Ron Aiken Iowa 1 77.78 7.78
24 Eddie Gran Auburn 1 76.67 6.67
25 Phil Parker Iowa 1 74.44 4.44
26 Darren Rizzi Rutgers 1 70.00 0.00
27
-1
Wesley McGriff Baylor 1 70.00 0.00
27
-1
Del Miller Kansas State 1 70.00 0.00