How Many Stars Does it Take to Get to the BCS

Monday, December 22, 2008

So you're team isn't going to make the BCS Bowls this year, I know it sucks. Do you want to go to one sometime in the future (Obviously)? Do you want to know what kind of recruiting it takes to get there (Of Course You Do)? Well here's a breakdown of how many 5 star, 4 star and 3 star recruits each BCS school has recruited over the 4 years.

So what do we get from such a chart? Well first of all you can see that if you're not dominating the recruiting scene in the Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, or SEC than chances are you've got limited chance against the elite. Meanwhile VT has become the ACC elite since joining the conference but is at a notch below Florida, OU, UT, & USC in the recruiting game. This map also shows either just how solid of a coach Brian Kelly is or just how terrible the Big East is. 10-2 in a BCS conference with one single 4 star recruit in 4 years. Something tells me that his 'Cincinnati is a big time program now and not a stepping stone' statement will probably be regrettable when he still can't get the recruits he needs to turn the school into a perennial elite.

Other notables are: USC dominates the top 100, UT dominates the 4 star recruits, Bama dominates the 3 star recruits. USC doesn't want 3 star recruits cause you're not really good enough. Also, Utah has better recruiting numbers than Cincy over the past 4 years.

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Too badcoaching has something to do with it. Auburn had 284 stars during that period.

Anonymous said...
1:58 PM  

The question this raises, considering how stars are assigned to players by the recruiting services, is: does the 5 star recruit make the program, or does the program make the 5 star?

Anonymous said...
3:16 PM  

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