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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 Michael Zyskowski
Michael Zyskowski
Salary: $85,000
Old Dominion 9 79.95 42.50
2 Roger Harriott Florida Atlantic 8 77.85 39.66
3 Ron Whitcomb
Ron Whitcomb
Salary: $75,000
Old Dominion 5 79.39 32.93
4 Bill Dee
Bill Dee
Salary: $65,000
Old Dominion 8 77.21 31.25
5 Greg Nord Western Kentucky 5 78.44 29.26
6 JaMarcus Shephard Western Kentucky 4 78.89 28.57
7 Mike Cassity
Mike Cassity
Salary: $75,000
Western Kentucky 6 77.78 27.41
8 Nick Holt
Nick Holt
Salary: $150,000
Western Kentucky 3 80.13 26.76
9 Zohn Burden
Zohn Burden
Salary: $52,500
Old Dominion 4 79.18 25.25
10 Rich Nagy
Rich Nagy
Salary: $100,000
Old Dominion 2 81.25 21.70
11 J.C. Price
J.C. Price
Salary: $85,000
Marshall 2 80.79 20.88
12 Jeff Brohm
Jeff Brohm
Salary: $150,000
Western Kentucky 6 77.68 20.88
13 David Duggan
David Duggan
Salary: $200,000
Southern Miss 2 79.59 18.29
14 Neil Callaway
Neil Callaway
Salary: $90,000
Western Kentucky 2 79.62 18.29
15 Larry Hoefer Rice 2 79.25 17.45
16 Ken Delgado Western Kentucky 4 75.12 15.53
17 Marcus Arroyo
Marcus Arroyo
Salary: $150,000
Southern Miss 1 85.29 15.29
18 Matt Moore
Matt Moore
Salary: $130,000
Louisiana Tech 2 77.76 14.67
19 Lytrel Pollard
Lytrel Pollard
Salary: $90,000
Southern Miss 2 79.26 14.28
20 Ronnie Vinklarek Rice 2 77.48 14.09
21 Tim Rattay
Tim Rattay
Salary: $70,000
Louisiana Tech 1 83.56 13.56
22 Jeff Comissiong
Jeff Comissiong
Salary: $100,000
Old Dominion 5 76.08 12.50
23 Andrew Browning
Andrew Browning
Salary: $70,000
UTEP 1 81.17 11.17
24 Polo Gutierrez
Polo Gutierrez
Salary: $60,270
Texas-San Antonio 1 80.60 10.60
25 Steve Ellis Middle Tennessee State 1 80.44 10.44
26 Don Dunn
Don Dunn
Salary: $90,000
Western Kentucky 2 74.81 9.11
27 Manny Diaz Louisiana Tech 1 78.56 8.56
28 Ulrick Edmonds Old Dominion 5 74.67 8.38
29 Bill Legg
Bill Legg
Salary: $161,262
Marshall 1 77.83 7.83
30 Brandon Sharp
Brandon Sharp
Salary: $75,000
UAB 1 77.33 7.33
31 Brian Natkin
Brian Natkin
Salary: $105,000
UTEP 1 77.11 7.11
32 Matt Sanders
Matt Sanders
Salary: $40,000
UAB 1 77.11 7.11
33 John Peterson UAB 1 77.00 7.00
34 Michael Slater Rice 1 76.85 6.85
35 Kermit Buggs Old Dominion 2 74.72 6.40
36 Jovan Dewitt
Jovan Dewitt
Salary: $70,000
Florida Atlantic 1 75.93 5.93
37 Todd Hartley
Todd Hartley
Salary: $85,000
Marshall 1 75.19 5.19
38 Tyson Helton Western Kentucky 1 80.00 5.00
39 Ryan Wallace Western Kentucky 1 75.94 2.97