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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 Jeremy Pruitt
Jeremy Pruitt
Salary: $500,000
Florida State 9 91.35 85.67
2 Kirby Smart
Kirby Smart
Salary: $1,150,000
Alabama 6 94.10 83.84
3 Lance Thompson
Lance Thompson
Salary: $400,000
Alabama 5 96.74 80.54
4 Demetrice Martin
Demetrice Martin
Salary: $237,000
UCLA 16 90.23 79.16
5 Ed Orgeron
Ed Orgeron
Salary: $1,200,000
USC 6 96.26 77.93
6 Mike Groh Alabama 6 94.06 77.34
7 Tim Hinton
Tim Hinton
Salary: $292,000
Ohio State 4 96.98 76.78
8 Brian White
Brian White
Salary: $300,000
Florida 8 90.88 76.58
9 Everett Withers
Everett Withers
Salary: $585,000
Ohio State 7 92.88 74.50
10 Tom Herman
Tom Herman
Salary: $550,000
Ohio State 6 94.15 74.23
11 Dan Quinn
Dan Quinn
Salary: $510,000
Florida 6 92.73 73.92
12 Darrell Funk
Darrell Funk
Salary: $205,000
Michigan 5 93.56 73.35
13 Jerry Montgomery
Jerry Montgomery
Salary: $325,000
Oklahoma 8 91.57 72.38
14 Darrell Wyatt
Darrell Wyatt
Salary: $525,000
Texas 6 91.46 71.81
15 Travaris Robinson
Travaris Robinson
Salary: $300,000
Florida 6 94.72 71.71
16 David Beaty
David Beaty
Salary: $359,500
Texas A&M 16 90.70 71.01
17 Chuck Martin Notre Dame 5 92.81 70.58
18 Tony Elliott
Tony Elliott
Salary: $240,000
Clemson 6 89.43 70.55
19 Wesley McGriff Ole Miss 9 89.40 70.49
20 Kennedy Polamalu UCLA 4 95.78 70.42
21 Clarence McKinney
Clarence McKinney
Salary: $458,000
Texas A&M 8 89.38 70.05
22 Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson
Salary: $600,000
LSU 10 90.94 69.65
23 John Lilly
John Lilly
Salary: $250,000
Georgia 8 90.48 69.52
24 Fred Jackson
Fred Jackson
Salary: $205,000
Michigan 7 91.39 68.13
25 Tony Alford Notre Dame 4 92.60 67.69
26 Greg Mattison
Greg Mattison
Salary: $840,000
Michigan 9 91.11 67.49
27 Rodney Garner
Rodney Garner
Salary: $500,000
Auburn 7 89.82 67.16
28 Mike Vrabel
Mike Vrabel
Salary: $291,004
Ohio State 7 91.54 67.15
29 Clay Helton
Clay Helton
Salary: $850,000
USC 3 96.53 66.80
30 Derrick Nix
Derrick Nix
Salary: $195,000
Ole Miss 6 90.34 66.22
31 Kerry Coombs
Kerry Coombs
Salary: $305,000
Ohio State 5 94.10 66.08
32 G.A. Mangus
G.A. Mangus
Salary: $295,000
South Carolina 5 89.92 65.43
33 John Chavis
John Chavis
Salary: $1,100,000
LSU 7 91.97 65.13
34 Mike Stoops
Mike Stoops
Salary: $650,000
Oklahoma 7 88.62 64.41
35 Mike Locksley
Mike Locksley
Salary: $514,440
Maryland 8 86.89 64.34
36 Tosh Lupoi
Tosh Lupoi
Salary: $350,004
Washington 5 88.93 64.27
37 Rick Trickett
Rick Trickett
Salary: $455,000
Florida State 8 88.35 64.13
38 Jim Gush Baylor 9 86.15 64.04
39 Shane Beamer Virginia Tech 6 88.37 63.61
40 Terry Price
Terry Price
Salary: $333,200
Texas A&M 8 89.85 63.33
41 Adam Henry
Adam Henry
Salary: $320,000
LSU 8 90.76 62.73
42 Chip West
Chip West
Salary: $220,000
Virginia 9 86.66 62.60
43 Chris Kiffin Ole Miss 7 89.83 62.35
44 Brent Venables
Brent Venables
Salary: $800,000
Clemson 6 89.15 62.19
45 Adrian Klemm
Adrian Klemm
Salary: $350,000
UCLA 13 91.25 61.97
46 Todd Grantham
Todd Grantham
Salary: $850,000
Georgia 11 90.04 61.62
47 Dameyune Craig
Dameyune Craig
Salary: $350,000
Auburn 5 88.76 61.38
48 John Hevesy
John Hevesy
Salary: $286,625
Mississippi State 6 88.30 60.86
49 Marcel Yates
Marcel Yates
Salary: $308,200
Texas A&M 8 88.60 60.71
50 Lawrence Dawsey
Lawrence Dawsey
Salary: $315,000
Florida State 11 89.00 60.61
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