It’s been 11 days since our last check of the big board and there’s been plenty of shuffling in that time. Only two league schools have stood pat in that time. And Rivals.com has handed out some new star rankings as well.
While some have emailed us to say that it’s too early to pay attention to these rankings and that early commitments don’t mean much, we strongly disagree. Momentum on the recruiting trail is incredibly important. The more commitments you rack up early, the more teenage recruiters you have pushing your program on Twitter and Facebook to other prospects.
Which is why we continue to present these commitment comparisons year-round.
Below you’ll find an updated overview of how the SEC’s football programs are performing out on the recruiting trail as we hit mid-June and race toward a new football season. As usual, we’ve used the star ratings provided by Rivals as our starting point. For each star Rivals assigns, we award a point. But we also give 0-star recruits a point as those kids simply haven’t had their film graded yet.
We’ll once again examine the SEC’s commitment lists in three ways, grading each according to quantity, quality and high-caliber recruits. We start with quantity…
|School||Commits||5-stars||4-stars||3-stars||2-stars||1- & 0-stars||Total Points|
Now we turn our attention to quality. Below we’ve ranked the programs according to the average number of points per committed player…
Next we look at high-caliber talent only. This list shows the number of 4- and 5-star prospects…
|School||Commits||4- & 5-stars|
Finally, we combine all of the rankings above to create our current SEC standings. We do this by assigning points to each school for its placement in the above tables. The better the placement the fewer the points (first place = one point, second place = two points, etc). Obviously, the same holds true in our overall tally…
|MrSEC Rank||School||Quantity||Quality||High-Caliber||Total Points|