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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 Mike Locksley
Mike Locksley
Salary: $514,440
Maryland 7 89.28 72.05
2 Ed Warinner
Ed Warinner
Salary: $369,000
Ohio State 8 91.23 69.55
3 Stan Drayton
Stan Drayton
Salary: $300,000
Ohio State 6 94.23 67.99
4 Kerry Coombs
Kerry Coombs
Salary: $305,000
Ohio State 5 92.26 66.39
5 Luke Fickell
Luke Fickell
Salary: $605,000
Ohio State 8 92.82 59.79
6 Ben Strickland
Ben Strickland
Salary: $140,000
Wisconsin 9 85.25 59.66
7 Zach Smith
Zach Smith
Salary: $160,000
Ohio State 4 93.75 59.49
8 Jeff Hecklinski
Jeff Hecklinski
Salary: $225,000
Michigan 7 89.11 58.56
9 Matt MacPherson Northwestern 5 86.57 57.75
10 Mark Staten
Mark Staten
Salary: $200,000
Michigan State 8 84.38 57.36
11 Curt Mallory
Curt Mallory
Salary: $205,000
Michigan 3 91.31 55.75
12 Dan Ferrigno
Dan Ferrigno
Salary: $205,000
Michigan 3 93.34 53.88
13 Larry Johnson Ohio State 7 87.87 53.35
14 Brad Salem
Brad Salem
Salary: $219,125
Michigan State 7 82.36 51.08
15 Barney Cotton
Barney Cotton
Salary: $254,800
Nebraska 5 85.94 50.41
16 Thomas Hammock
Thomas Hammock
Salary: $300,000
Wisconsin 6 86.37 49.89
17 Chris Beatty
Chris Beatty
Salary: $200,000
Wisconsin 7 86.03 49.72
18 Reese Morgan
Reese Morgan
Salary: $270,000
Iowa 7 83.25 47.96
19 Mike Tressel
Mike Tressel
Salary: $230,075
Michigan State 6 85.60 46.72
20 John Garrison
John Garrison
Salary: $245,000
Nebraska 5 88.71 46.31
21 Rick Kaczenski
Rick Kaczenski
Salary: $225,000
Nebraska 4 85.03 45.67
22 Terry Smith Penn State 9 82.69 45.02
23 William Inge
William Inge
Salary: $271,000
Indiana 6 81.00 44.55
24 Al  Borges
Al Borges
Salary: $700,000
Michigan 4 87.13 44.44
25 Ricky Rahne Penn State 4 87.27 43.22
26 Rich Fisher
Rich Fisher
Salary: $200,000
Nebraska 6 83.98 43.18
27 Greg Frey Indiana 6 84.11 42.27
28 Josh Gattis Penn State 3 90.64 41.56
29 Charles Huff Penn State 7 82.36 41.45
30 Bob Heffner Northwestern 3 86.07 41.43
31 Marcus Freeman
Marcus Freeman
Salary: $120,000
Purdue 5 83.94 41.29
32 Chris  White Iowa 9 83.11 41.10
33 Alex Golesh
Alex Golesh
Salary: $200,000
Illinois 4 83.77 41.02
34 Pat Poore
Pat Poore
Salary: $230,000
Minnesota 6 83.64 40.49
35 Ross Els
Ross Els
Salary: $238,900
Nebraska 5 82.86 39.73
36 Kevin Sherman
Kevin Sherman
Salary: $220,000
Purdue 7 81.58 39.54
37 Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson
Salary: $230,000
Minnesota 4 86.56 38.26
38 Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Salary: $205,000
Michigan 2 89.75 37.54
39 Keith Dudzinski
Keith Dudzinski
Salary: $210,440
Maryland 3 86.23 37.43
40 Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Salary: $200,000
Illinois 6 81.79 36.90
41 Greg Mattison
Greg Mattison
Salary: $840,000
Michigan 7 90.06 36.82
42 Phil Parker
Phil Parker
Salary: $325,000
Iowa 5 83.65 36.62
43 Ron Burton
Ron Burton
Salary: $202,000
Michigan State 7 83.51 36.51
44 Darrell Funk
Darrell Funk
Salary: $205,000
Michigan 3 90.77 35.72
45 Harlon Barnett
Harlon Barnett
Salary: $230,075
Michigan State 4 87.45 35.55
46 Adam Cushing Northwestern 3 88.16 35.22
47 Dave Warner
Dave Warner
Salary: $279,000
Michigan State 5 82.76 35.13
48 John Shoop
John Shoop
Salary: $400,000
Purdue 6 82.14 34.74
49 Kevin Johns Indiana 5 82.56 33.78
50 Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
Salary: $200,000
Iowa 2 87.11 32.32
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