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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 Bryan McClendon
Bryan McClendon
Salary: $250,000
Georgia 9 93.03 84.18
2 Tee Martin
Tee Martin
Salary: $450,000
USC 11 89.97 83.28
3 Kirby Smart
Kirby Smart
Salary: $1,150,000
Alabama 7 93.86 82.26
4 Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson
Salary: $600,000
LSU 10 92.76 81.30
5 Billy Napier
Billy Napier
Salary: $300,000
Alabama 6 94.76 81.27
6 Corey Raymond
Corey Raymond
Salary: $310,000
LSU 7 93.01 79.82
7 Tim Brewster
Tim Brewster
Salary: $290,000
Florida State 7 90.80 78.91
8 Chip West
Chip West
Salary: $220,000
Virginia 6 91.84 78.12
9 Dameyune Craig
Dameyune Craig
Salary: $350,000
Auburn 9 91.72 77.96
10 Tommy Thigpen
Tommy Thigpen
Salary: $350,000
Tennessee 17 89.64 74.76
11 Mike Bloomgren Stanford 7 90.50 73.56
12 Terry Price
Terry Price
Salary: $333,200
Texas A&M 6 92.86 72.97
13 Mike Locksley
Mike Locksley
Salary: $514,440
Maryland 7 89.28 72.05
14 Kendal Briles Baylor 6 89.78 71.78
15 Micheal Barrow Miami 12 88.75 71.43
16 Rhett Lashlee
Rhett Lashlee
Salary: $350,000
Auburn 4 93.46 70.05
17 Ed Warinner
Ed Warinner
Salary: $369,000
Ohio State 8 91.23 69.55
18 Mike Bobo
Mike Bobo
Salary: $585,000
Georgia 7 93.25 68.09
19 Stan Drayton
Stan Drayton
Salary: $300,000
Ohio State 6 94.23 67.99
20 Jeff Banks
Jeff Banks
Salary: $250,350
Texas A&M 4 92.58 67.33
21 Derrick Nix
Derrick Nix
Salary: $195,000
Ole Miss 8 89.21 67.04
22 Kerry Coombs
Kerry Coombs
Salary: $305,000
Ohio State 5 92.26 66.39
23 Brad Lawing
Brad Lawing
Salary: $400,000
Florida 8 90.72 66.28
24 Travaris Robinson
Travaris Robinson
Salary: $300,000
Florida 9 90.83 66.04
25 James Coley
James Coley
Salary: $500,000
Miami 9 89.46 65.15
26 Mike Stoops
Mike Stoops
Salary: $650,000
Oklahoma 6 89.64 65.08
27 Angus McClure
Angus McClure
Salary: $185,000
UCLA 6 90.12 64.58
28 Robert Gillespie
Robert Gillespie
Salary: $305,000
Tennessee 4 91.03 64.49
29 Mike Elston Notre Dame 12 89.72 64.13
30 Shane Beamer Virginia Tech 8 86.14 63.84
31 Harry Hiestand Notre Dame 4 93.00 63.71
32 John Lilly
John Lilly
Salary: $250,000
Georgia 5 91.53 63.37
33 Lance Thompson
Lance Thompson
Salary: $400,000
Alabama 5 96.61 62.23
34 Jeff Scott
Jeff Scott
Salary: $245,000
Clemson 4 93.15 62.14
35 Jeremy Pruitt
Jeremy Pruitt
Salary: $850,000
Georgia 6 90.88 61.79
36 Rodney Garner
Rodney Garner
Salary: $500,000
Auburn 8 89.61 61.60
37 Jimmy Lake Washington 7 86.61 61.47
38 Mark Elder
Mark Elder
Salary: $225,000
Tennessee 6 88.44 61.15
39 Neal Brown
Neal Brown
Salary: $550,000
Kentucky 6 88.22 61.08
40 Sam Pittman
Sam Pittman
Salary: $500,000
Arkansas 6 88.98 60.89
41 B.J. Anderson
B.J. Anderson
Salary: $334,000
Texas A&M 8 89.23 60.34
42 Sal Sunseri
Sal Sunseri
Salary: $199,000
Florida State 4 90.33 60.20
43 Gunter Brewer North Carolina 12 86.52 60.11
44 Luke Fickell
Luke Fickell
Salary: $605,000
Ohio State 8 92.82 59.79
45 Ben Strickland
Ben Strickland
Salary: $140,000
Wisconsin 9 85.25 59.66
46 Clarence McKinney
Clarence McKinney
Salary: $458,000
Texas A&M 4 92.86 59.62
47 Zach Smith
Zach Smith
Salary: $160,000
Ohio State 4 93.75 59.49
48 David Beaty
David Beaty
Salary: $359,500
Texas A&M 8 92.15 59.48
49 Odell Haggins
Odell Haggins
Salary: $325,000
Florida State 8 90.25 59.37
50 Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott
Salary: $430,000
South Carolina 5 88.25 59.22
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