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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 Clint Hurtt Miami 8 92.79 83.15
2 Lance Thompson Alabama 10 89.53 81.38
3 Rob Ianello Notre Dame 7 93.06 80.50
4
-1
Jon Fabris Georgia 5 93.60 79.30
5
-1
Dabo Swinney
Dabo Swinney
Salary: $2,050,000
Clemson 10 86.79 75.66
6
-1
Micheal Barrow Miami 5 88.81 71.34
7 Brent Venables Oklahoma 7 89.24 71.05
8
3
Brian Cabral Colorado 6 90.67 71.02
9
-3
Oscar Giles
Oscar Giles
Salary: $233,800
Texas 5 91.60 69.44
10
-3
Kirby Smart
Kirby Smart
Salary: $1,150,000
Alabama 5 91.21 67.65
11
-3
Rodney Garner Georgia 6 89.02 67.30
12 Greg Davis Texas 6 86.37 64.06
13
8
Cale Gundy
Cale Gundy
Salary: $300,000
Oklahoma 3 94.83 64.06
14
-5
Josh Henson LSU 5 89.46 63.69
15
-3
Jackie Shipp Oklahoma 4 89.49 62.22
16
-6
Jimbo Fisher Florida State 7 86.16 60.74
17 Bobby Kennedy Texas 3 93.35 59.84
18
-5
Tim Horton Arkansas 13 82.39 59.51
19
-5
Wesley McGriff Miami 5 85.59 58.91
20
-5
Cornell Ford
Cornell Ford
Salary: $242,500
Missouri 5 86.76 58.55
21
-5
Jim Bridge N.C. State 6 85.69 57.89
22
-5
Luke Fickell Ohio State 3 92.68 57.74
23 Dan Cozzetto Arizona State 6 85.22 56.29
24
-6
Matt Cavanaugh Pittsburgh 3 90.88 55.90
25
-6
Lawrence Dawsey Florida State 7 86.46 55.70
26
119
Matt Lubick Arizona State 13 82.10 55.05
27
61
Fred Jackson
Fred Jackson
Salary: $205,000
Michigan 4 85.97 54.38
28 Ken Browning North Carolina 5 85.32 54.09
29
-9
Randy Jordan Texas A&M 4 87.64 54.05
30 Bob Bostad Wisconsin 10 82.49 53.42
31
12
Chip Kelly Oregon 5 85.17 53.34
32
3
Ryan Day Boston College 7 83.43 53.02
33 Dave Brock Kansas State 6 84.73 52.80
34 Brennan Carroll USC 2 97.95 52.75
35
-13
Mike Bobo
Mike Bobo
Salary: $585,000
Georgia 4 86.50 51.54
36 Barney Cotton
Barney Cotton
Salary: $254,800
Nebraska 4 86.32 50.89
37
57
Grady Stretz Arizona State 5 84.70 50.85
38
-15
Curt Cignetti Alabama 4 86.43 50.73
39
-15
Dan Brooks Tennessee 4 85.99 50.68
40
-15
Greg Gattuso Pittsburgh 8 82.75 50.03
41
-8
Curt Newsome Virginia Tech 7 83.14 50.03
42
-16
Kevin Daft California 5 84.49 50.00
43
-16
Odell Haggins
Odell Haggins
Salary: $325,000
Florida State 4 84.78 49.89
44 Joe DeForest Oklahoma State 5 84.89 49.78
45
-17
Rick Trickett
Rick Trickett
Salary: $455,000
Florida State 6 83.45 49.75
46
76
James Patton Oklahoma 4 86.13 49.20
47
80
Ron Vanderlinden Penn State 5 86.11 49.07
48
-19
Larry Porter LSU 8 83.71 48.84
49
-19
Tyrone Nix Ole Miss 5 84.89 48.61
50
-19
Kim Dameron Ole Miss 12 82.57 48.26
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