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SEC Commitment Comparator – 1/8/14

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(CORRECTION — An earlier version of this piece had incorrectly tallied LSU and Alabama’s Quantity and Quality numbers.  We apologize for any confusion.)

National Signing Day is one month away.  Do you know how your school’s class stacks up?

Today we give you a quickie overview of the current SEC classes of commitments (with juco signees thrown in for good measure).  As usual, we take a three-way approach to determine who’s sitting pretty and who needs to close fast.

We use the star rankings provided by Rivals.com because over time we’ve found them to be better indicators of future team success.  No, 4-stars and 5-stars don’t always pan out, but the more a school signs… the better.  There are exceptions to this rule (Arkansas under Bobby Petrino, Missouri currently under Gary Pinkel), but most everyone would grab the five-star guys if they could get ‘em.

For each star Rivals assigns, we assign a point.  We also award a point to 0-star prospects as their film has yet to be graded.  We look at each class in terms of Quantity (just the total amount of talent points coming into a program), Quality (the average number of points per player in a given class), and High-Caliber Recruits (4- and 5-star athletes only).  We feel this covers recruiting about as thoroughly as is possible.  Then, at the bottom of this report, we’ll tally the results, look at each school’s standing within the league, and dole out our own MrSEC.com Recruiting Rankings.

Ready?  Let’s start with the Quantity portion of our rankings…

 

Quantity

  School   Commits   5-stars   4-stars   3-stars   2-stars   1- & 0-stars   Total Points
  Tennessee   33   2   15   15   0   1   116
  Alabama   24   4   13   7   0   0   93
  Auburn   21   3   10   7   1   0   78
  Kentucky   23   0   9   13   1   0   77
  Ole Miss   23   0   6   16   1   0   74
  Missouri   26   0   2   17   7   0   73
  Texas A&M   20   2   10   7   1   0   73
  Florida   20   0   11   9   0   0   71
  LSU   18   1   13   3   1   0   68
  Vanderbilt   20   0   6   14   0   0   66
  Arkansas   20   0   3   15   2   0   61
  Georgia   16   1   10   5   0   0   60
  S. Carolina   16   0   8   8   0   0   56
  Miss. State   18   0   2   12   4   0   52

 

Quality

  School   Commits   Pts/Commit
  Alabama   24   3.87
  LSU   18   3.77
  Georgia   16   3.75
  Auburn   21   3.71
  Texas A&M   20   3.65
  Florida   20   3.55
  Tennessee   33   3.51
  S. Carolina   16   3.50
  Kentucky   23   3.34
  Vanderbilt   20   3.30
  Ole Miss   23   3.21
  Arkansas   20   3.05
  Miss. State   18   2.88
  Missouri   26   2.80

 

High-Caliber Recruits

  School   Commits   4- & 5-stars
  Alabama   24   17
  Tennessee   33   17
  LSU   18   14
  Auburn   21   13
  Texas A&M   20   12
  Florida   20   11
  Georgia   16   11
  Kentucky   23   9
  S. Carolina   16   8
  Ole Miss   23   6
  Vanderbilt   20   6
  Arkansas   20   3
  Missouri   26   2
  Miss. State   18   2

 

Tally all those rankings up and you arrive at our official MrSEC.com Recruiting Rankings, just one month from signing day.

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SEC Commitment Comparator – 8/2/13

blue-chipIt’s been a couple of weeks since our last look at the SEC’s recruiting big board and there’s been a little bit of movement in that time.  Not only have about the schools in the league added talent, but a pair of schools (Auburn, Mississippi State) have lost some points.

Below you’ll find the updated scores for each SEC program.  As always, we’ve used the star ratings provided by Rivals.com.  In past years we’ve found that Rivals’ ratings are the more accurate when it comes to eventual wins and losses on the field.

For each star Rivals.com assigns, we assign a point.  We also award 0-star recruits a point because those prospects have not had their film graded yet.

We also break down the numbers three ways, judging quantity, quality and the number of high-caliber recruits (4- and 5-stars) a program is getting to commit.  Finally, we assign points for each school’s position on those three charts to arrive at our own MrSEC.com recruiting score.

Let’s begin by looking at the quantity rankings…

 

  School   Commits   5-stars   4-stars   3-stars   2-stars   1- & 0-stars   Total Points
  Tennessee   24   0   12   11   1   0   83
  Kentucky   22   0   7   14   1   0   72
  Ole Miss   20   0   5   12   3   0   62
  Alabama   17   0   10   6   1   0   60
  Vanderbilt   18   0   4   13   1   0   57
  Georgia   16   1   8   4   3   0   55
  Texas A&M   14   0   8   5   1   0   49
  LSU   14   0   8   4   1   1   47
  Auburn   13   0   4   7   2   0   41
  S. Carolina   12   0   6   5   1   0   41
  Florida   12   0   5   6   1   0   40
  Missouri   16   0   0   8   7   1   39
  Arkansas   14   0   3   5   4   2   37
  Miss. State   14   0   1   7   5   1   36

 

Now let’s see how the quality scores break down…

 

  School   Commits   Avg. Pts/Commit
  Alabama   17   3.52
  Texas A&M   14   3.50
  Tennessee   24   3.45
  Georgia   16   3.43
  S. Carolina   12   3.41
  LSU   14   3.35
  Florida   12   3.33
  Kentucky   22   3.27
  Vanderbilt   18   3.16
  Auburn   13   3.15
  Ole Miss   20   3.10
  Arkansas   14   2.64
  Miss. State   14   2.57
  Missouri   16   2.43

 

Now we look at high-caliber talent…

 

  School   Commits   4- & 5-stars
  Tennessee   24   12
  Alabama   17   10
  Georgia   16   9
  LSU   14   8
  Texas A&M   14   8
  Kentucky   22   7
  S. Carolina   12   6
  Florida   12   5
  Ole Miss   20   5
  Auburn   13   4
  Vanderbilt   18   4
  Arkansas   14   3
  Miss. State   14   1
  Missouri   16   0

 

And finally, we look at the current MrSEC.com recruiting rankings.  We assign a point for each team’s position on the three charts above.  A first-place school in the quality table, for instance, would receive one point.  The 14th-place school would receive 14 points.  Obviously, when we tally all these numbers up the lower a program’s overall score the better…

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