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SEC Signee Comparison; MrSEC Rankings 2012

With signing day behind us, we wanted to take a final look at the signees who inked scholarship papers with the SEC’s 14 programs yesterday.

As always, we use the star-rankings handed out by Rivals.com as the basis for our comparisons.  We assign point values for each star awarded by Rivals.

Below we examine the final numbers using three different methods.

First, we measure Quantity by looking at the total amount of talent brought in by each program:


School
Signees
5-stars
4-stars
3-stars
2-stars
1- & 0-stars
Total Points
1 Alabama
26
3
14
9
0
0
98
2 Florida
23
3
11
8
1
0
85
2 Miss. State
28
0
4
21
3
0
85
4 S. Carolina
25
0
8
15
2
0
81
5 Kentucky
26
0
1
21
4
0
75
6 LSU
21
0
9
11
1
0
71
7 Arkansas
23
0
2
20
1
0
70
8 Auburn
19
0
11
8
0
0
68
8 Tennessee
20
0
10
8
2
0
68
10 Georgia
19
2
6
10
1
0
66
10 Vanderbilt
21
0
3
18
0
0
66
12 Texas A&M
19
1
6
12
0
0
65
13 Missouri
18
1
1
15
1
0
56
14 Ole Miss
17
0
2
12
3
0
50



Next, we examine Quality by comparing the average amount of points awarded to each school’s prospects:


School
Signees
Avg. Points Per Player
1 Alabama
26
3.76
2 Florida
23
3.69
3 Auburn
19
3.57
4 Georgia
19
3.47
5 Texas A&M
19
3.42
6 Tennessee
20
3.40
7 LSU
21
3.38
8 S. Carolina
25
3.24
9 Vanderbilt
21
3.14
10 Missouri
18
3.11
11 Arkansas
23
3.04
12 Miss. State
28
3.03
13 Ole Miss
17
2.94
14 Kentucky
26
2.88



Finally, we look at only the High-End Signees inked by each school.  The more four- and five-star recruits signed, the better a team’s odds of finding some true playmakers:


School
5-stars
4-stars
Total
1 Alabama
3 14 17
2 Florida
3
11
14
3 Auburn
0
11
11
4 Tennessee
0
10
10
5 LSU
0
9
9
6 Georgia
2
6
8
6 S. Carolina
0
8
8
8 Texas A&M
1
6
7
9 Miss. State
0
4
4
10 Vanderbilt
0
3
3
11 Arkansas
0
2
2
11 Missouri
1
1
2
11 Ole Miss
0
2
2
14 Kentucky
0
1
1



To arrive at our final MrSEC.com Recruiting Rankings, we tally up the standings from each category and weight them equally… as each — in our view — is important when trying to determine the true strength of a school’s recruiting class.


School
Quantity
Quality
High-End Signees
Total
1 Alabama
1
1
1
3
2 Florida
2
2
2
6
3 Auburn
8
3
3
14
4 LSU
6
7
5
18
4 S. Carolina
4
8
6
18
4 Tennessee
8
6
4
18
7 Georgia
10
4
6
20
8 Miss. State
2
12
9
23
9 Texas A&M
12
5
8
25
10 Arkansas
7
11
11
29
10 Vanderbilt
10 9 10
29
12 Kentucky
5
14
14
33
13 Missouri
13
10
11
34
14 Ole Miss
14
13
11
38



(Those final rankings were posted while sitting in the very loud waiting room of a doctor’s office.  If there’s a typo in the charts above, it’ll be corrected soon.)

 


9 comments
buddha22
buddha22

MIZZOU HCGP has not been one that recruits to stars only, his success has been well documented in developing players. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts his targets, starred or not, for the new challenge. However, using stars his class is getting the typical "grade" he usually brings in, I also wonder if his recruits will start to be "star plussed" when he is on them as we are now in the SEC?

Clockwatcher
Clockwatcher

Also, crazy...nobody in the SEC sign a single 1* or 0*. The rich get richer.

Clockwatcher
Clockwatcher

Tennessee signed 21 not 20...You are missing one of the 3*'s

Ubiquitous GA Alum
Ubiquitous GA Alum

You weight too much on number of signees. Using this methodolgy The Nuster would have had the #1 class in all of college football with his 35 signees / year.

mabwriter
mabwriter

Will you redo this if Auburn adds a commit from the three undecideds that might choose them?

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

Ubiquitous GA Alum...

That's the quantity measure. And that's only 1/3rd of the overall rank. Which is why MSU isn't first despite signing 28 players.

John

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

mabwriter...

There are several schools still trying to sign players right now. We gave you a post-Signing Day ranking.

John

Ubiquitous GA Alum
Ubiquitous GA Alum

Equal weight to 4 & 5 stars tilts too much to 4 stars. Aren't there only something like thirty 5 stars / year? Would seem they should weight higher

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