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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 Lane Kiffin USC 7 94.36 85.51
2 Larry Porter LSU 7 91.36 77.81
3 Mike Bobo
Mike Bobo
Salary: $585,000
Georgia 7 88.24 73.23
4 Rob Ianello Notre Dame 6 89.88 73.06
5 Trooper Taylor Tennessee 7 90.74 73.05
6 Josh Henson LSU 7 88.69 71.18
7 David Reaves South Carolina 7 88.93 70.57
8 Bruce Chambers
Bruce Chambers
Salary: $233,800
Texas 3 97.29 69.15
9 Brad Lawing South Carolina 6 88.22 66.35
10 Oscar Giles
Oscar Giles
Salary: $233,800
Texas 6 90.24 66.25
11 Ryan Nielsen Ole Miss 6 86.49 62.88
12 Stan Drayton Florida 6 85.69 59.26
13 Mac McWhorter Texas 4 89.12 57.84
14 Brent Venables Oklahoma 4 87.16 57.81
15 Jim Cavanaugh Virginia Tech 8 83.77 56.90
16 Ron Gould California 7 85.59 56.78
17 Bobby Kennedy Texas 3 91.33 55.16
18 Clint Hurtt Miami 3 90.85 54.70
19 Billy Napier Clemson 5 85.92 53.86
20 Earl Lane LSU 3 90.57 53.54
21 Charlie Williams North Carolina 3 89.57 52.06
22 Robert Gillespie South Carolina 4 86.56 51.53
23 Dabo Swinney Clemson 6 83.75 51.45
24 Tim McCarty Kansas State 7 82.62 51.10
25 Bill Busch Nebraska 6 84.63 50.70
26 Hugh Nall Auburn 7 81.60 50.37
27 Giff Smith Georgia Tech 7 83.49 50.31
28 Gunter Brewer Oklahoma State 4 85.13 49.60
29 Rodney Garner Georgia 4 86.11 49.30
30 Bill Lewis Notre Dame 2 95.42 48.14
31 Darian Hagan Colorado 5 83.09 47.17
32 Bradley Dale Peveto LSU 4 84.77 47.14
33 Tony Hughes Ole Miss 4 84.68 47.04
34 Tom Bradley Penn State 3 88.10 47.01
35 Andy Hill Missouri 7 81.91 46.97
36 Tim Walton Miami (OH) 4 85.93 46.97
37 Lance Thompson Alabama 3 87.35 46.90
38 Steve Stripling Michigan 3 88.02 46.89
39 Jody Allen Florida State 4 84.35 45.50
40 Steve Greatwood Oregon 8 82.91 45.16
41 Mike London Virginia 4 83.50 45.05
42 Melvin Smith Mississippi State 7 81.27 44.77
43 Shawn Watson Nebraska 5 81.99 44.46
44 Jim Michalczik California 4 84.68 44.36
45 Mike Locksley Illinois 4 84.27 44.00
46 Hugh Freeze Ole Miss 5 81.57 43.88
47 Curtis Luper Oklahoma State 2 92.27 42.57
48 Steve Spurrier  Jr.
Steve Spurrier Jr.
Salary: $380,000
South Carolina 5 80.49 42.36
49 Dan Brooks Tennessee 8 81.79 42.35
50 Bob Price Virginia 5 82.21 42.31
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