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SEC Signee Comparison – The Day After

All the votes may not be in yet, but we can at least look at some pretty detailed exit polling this morning.  The great recruiting election of 2011 is nearing its end.

Five-star prospects Cyrus Kouandjio and Jadeveon Clowney are still considered undecided at this point.  Auburn, Alabama and South Carolina fans await their decisions with sweaty palms and tumbling stomachs.  But things appear to be quiet across the rest of the league.  And that gives us a chance to take a final look at our SEC Big Board.

First, a look at the total points picked up by each program via signees and early enrollees.  As usual, we use Rivals’ recruiting rankings… assigning a point for each star they award.  Zero-star recruits also get a point in our system, but as is normally the case, no one who signs with the SEC stays a 1- or 0-star player for long (and there are none on the board today).


School
Signees
5-stars
4-stars
3-stars
2-stars
1- & 0-stars
Total Points
S. Carolina
30
0
5
25
0
0
95
Arkansas
30
0
4
24
2
0
92
Tennessee
27
0
12
14
1
0
92
Georgia
25
2
11
11
1
0
89
Ole Miss
27
1
5
21
0
0
88
Auburn
24
1
13
10
0
0
87
Alabama
23
2
14
7
0
0
87
LSU
22
3
9
9
1
0
80
Kentucky
26
0
1
23
2
0
77
Miss. State
22
0
1
21
0
0
67
Florida
18
0
10
 8 0
0
64
Vanderbilt
21
0
0
15
6
0
57



On Tuesday morning, we were using commitments to piece together our chart.  Two days later we have actual signees and enrollees to count.  Here’s how each SEC squad shifted over the past 48 hours:


School
Total Points +/- Since 2/1/11
Kentucky
+ 14
Tennessee
+ 12
Vanderbilt
+ 12
Georgia
+ 8
Alabama
+ 7
Florida
+ 7
Auburn
+ 4
LSU
No Change
Ole Miss
No Change
Arkansas
- 3
S. Carolina
- 3
Miss. State
- 7



And finally, here’s a look at the type of talent brought in by each program.  As usual, the “big six” traditional powers of the SEC are on top of the chart with Ole Miss, South Carolina and Arkansas playing catch-up… and with Mississippi State, Kentucky and Vandy bringing up the rear.  This chart looks darn near the same every year.  So does that mean the recruiting ranking services reward the power teams and give their signees the benefit of the doubt?  Or does it show that the power teams really do recruit better athletes?  That probably depends upon your favorite squad’s placement on the list.

School
Avg. Points Per Signee/Enrollee
Alabama
3.78
LSU
3.63
Auburn
3.62
Georgia
3.56
Florida
3.55
Tennessee
3.40
Ole Miss
3.25
S. Carolina
3.16
Arkansas
3.06
Miss. State
3.04
Kentucky
2.96
Vanderbilt
2.71



And now we wait for Clowney and Kouandjio to tip the scales again.

(Sidenote — If you don’t get the photo at left or its connection to our headline, you probably weren’t around in November of 1983.)

 


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