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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 Raymond Woodie
Raymond Woodie
Salary: $200,000
South Florida 13 84.44 52.47
2 Bob Diaco Connecticut 7 83.53 51.75
3 Robert Prunty Cincinnati 14 81.64 48.25
4 Tyson Summers
Tyson Summers
Salary: $150,000
UCF 8 83.17 45.14
5 Vincent Brown Connecticut 9 83.49 40.26
6 Telly  Lockette South Florida 3 85.56 39.90
7 James Shibest
James Shibest
Salary: $260,094
Memphis 6 81.70 39.07
8 Kirk Doll
Kirk Doll
Salary: $151,800
East Carolina 5 81.04 37.53
9 Zac Spavital Houston 11 81.05 37.33
10 Kirk Callahan
Kirk Callahan
Salary: $145,000
UCF 2 89.18 36.15
11 David Reaves
David Reaves
Salary: $140,000
South Florida 5 82.01 35.81
12 Jason Phillips SMU 8 79.00 35.48
13 Gordy Shaw Houston 5 80.50 34.73
14 Keith Williams Tulane 5 80.55 34.36
15 Francis Brown Temple 4 81.73 33.93
16 Tony Jeffery Houston 6 80.89 33.58
17 Eddie Gran
Eddie Gran
Salary: $350,000
Cincinnati 6 80.54 33.04
18 Dan Bitson Tulsa 5 80.07 32.56
19 Sean Beckton
Sean Beckton
Salary: $163,842
UCF 3 82.85 32.50
20 John Wiley
John Wiley
Salary: $141,680
East Carolina 8 78.95 32.11
21 Steven Clinkscale
Steven Clinkscale
Salary: $170,000
Cincinnati 4 81.33 31.88
22 Rick Logo
Rick Logo
Salary: $130,840
Houston 6 80.52 31.38
23 Barry Lamb Tulane 4 79.79 30.37
24 Ernest Jones Connecticut 3 81.63 30.19
25 Brent Key
Brent Key
Salary: $229,350
UCF 5 83.21 29.81
26 Darin Hinshaw
Darin Hinshaw
Salary: $200,000
Cincinnati 3 81.38 29.21
27 Travis Bush Houston 6 81.30 29.11
28 Lorenzo Costantini UCF 2 85.22 28.84
29 Brad Cornelsen Memphis 4 79.21 28.57
30 Galen Scott
Galen Scott
Salary: $218,479
Memphis 8 77.29 28.27
31 Rick Smith
Rick Smith
Salary: $200,000
East Carolina 7 78.75 28.01
32 Denver Johnson Tulsa 4 78.86 26.80
33 Adam Blankenship Tulsa 4 78.62 26.21
34 Dave Nichol
Dave Nichol
Salary: $121,440
East Carolina 4 79.76 25.81
35 Wes Suan SMU 4 78.31 25.66
36 Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones
Salary: $110,000
East Carolina 7 80.39 25.54
37 Darren Hiller
Darren Hiller
Salary: $170,000
Cincinnati 5 80.75 25.51
38 Dan Morrison SMU 2 83.26 25.35
39 Donnie Kirkpatrick
Donnie Kirkpatrick
Salary: $106,260
East Carolina 5 78.55 24.62
40 Mike Foley
Mike Foley
Salary: $160,000
Connecticut 6 76.18 23.93
41 Blake Rolan
Blake Rolan
Salary: $100,000
Cincinnati 6 81.70 23.73
42 Vernon Hargreaves
Vernon Hargreaves
Salary: $160,000
Houston 3 82.83 22.57
43 Bert Hill SMU 3 79.98 21.99
44 Calvin Thibodeaux Tulsa 3 78.36 21.88
45 David Johnson Tulane 6 78.24 21.85
46 Mike Cummings Connecticut 3 78.39 21.63
47 Darrell Dickey
Darrell Dickey
Salary: $244,488
Memphis 4 75.72 21.55
48 Brent Guy Tulsa 2 81.01 21.31
49 Duane Price
Duane Price
Salary: $91,080
East Carolina 4 80.12 21.21
50 Jess Loepp Tulsa 2 80.70 20.18
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