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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 Notre Dame Notre Dame 34 2 16 5 84.81 293.38
2 Miami Miami 32 3 10 11 86.96 289.37
3 Alabama Alabama 34 3 15 14 88.91 285.59
4
3
Florida Florida 24 2 12 6 88.25 283.91
5
3
Oklahoma Oklahoma 24 2 12 9 90.19 283.48
6
-1
USC USC 20 2 10 6 90.81 282.42
7
-3
Georgia Georgia 25 2 11 10 88.34 274.51
8
-2
Ohio State Ohio State 21 4 9 1 86.78 269.61
9 Clemson Clemson 26 1 10 10 87.03 263.72
10
2
Texas Texas 21 0 13 5 88.89 262.46
11
-1
Florida State Florida State 36 2 9 17 84.76 258.60
12
-1
LSU LSU 27 1 10 16 87.44 257.96
13
1
UCLA UCLA 28 0 11 14 86.03 252.33
14
-1
Michigan Michigan 24 0 13 10 88.08 251.42
15
13
Washington Washington 28 0 4 13 83.93 248.19
16
-1
Texas A&M Texas A&M 23 0 6 13 85.23 222.02
17 Washington State Washington State 27 0 0 6 81.14 217.79
18
12
Colorado Colorado 22 1 4 11 83.88 214.06
19
13
Arizona State Arizona State 29 0 5 18 82.86 205.89
20
18
Illinois Illinois 29 0 6 13 81.61 202.39
21
12
Oregon Oregon 24 0 5 11 82.01 201.02
22
1
Virginia Tech Virginia Tech 31 0 3 22 83.02 199.98
23
-7
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 22 1 2 11 82.42 197.60
24
-7
N.C. State N.C. State 26 0 4 15 82.09 191.55
25
-7
Arizona Arizona 21 0 4 9 82.45 191.02
26
11
Minnesota Minnesota 31 0 4 16 82.03 190.84
27 Penn State Penn State 20 0 4 10 82.90 189.67
28
6
North Carolina North Carolina 20 0 5 7 82.64 189.08
29
-10
Auburn Auburn 36 0 2 15 79.84 187.54
30
24
Oklahoma State Oklahoma State 28 0 2 22 82.84 187.52
31
-11
California California 23 0 3 14 82.98 187.29
32
41
Kansas State Kansas State 33 0 1 23 82.26 187.05
33
12
Nebraska Nebraska 47 0 3 18 77.44 182.10
34
-10
Ole Miss Ole Miss 32 0 3 17 80.86 181.96
35
-14
Missouri Missouri 24 0 3 13 82.05 181.88
36
-14
Tennessee Tennessee 21 0 4 12 82.16 174.49
37
-12
Arkansas Arkansas 29 0 3 10 79.42 166.02
38
-12
South Carolina South Carolina 31 0 1 13 77.96 160.50
39
16
Wisconsin Wisconsin 26 0 1 17 80.39 159.84
40
20
Southern Miss Southern Miss 27 1 0 13 80.72 158.63
41
12
Boston College Boston College 33 0 1 13 78.06 157.94
42
9
Maryland Maryland 16 0 2 8 82.43 153.07
43
22
Kansas Kansas 19 0 1 15 82.07 152.17
44
19
Brigham Young Brigham Young 23 0 1 11 80.05 151.82
45
22
Oregon State Oregon State 19 0 1 8 80.78 151.21
46
-17
West Virginia West Virginia 30 0 1 12 78.55 150.68
47
-16
Louisville Louisville 25 0 0 15 79.11 146.51
48 Stanford Stanford 16 0 1 8 81.38 146.04
49
9
Syracuse Syracuse 24 0 2 4 78.72 137.83
50 Memphis Memphis 21 0 0 9 79.13 135.06
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