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They have closed the voting on the College Football Playoff logo design, and the one they are calling the "Golden Football" won. Sorry, no spiked footballs. Source link
Sorry if already posted, I did do a search and didn't see this on here, most recent post I could find was the one encouraging voting on it from a couple days ago.
So what's the verdict? Are we happy with the logo? Or is it just as bland as the name for the playoff itself?
In Brandon's eyes, 15 games is too many. And if the format eventually expands to eight teams, then what?“I just worry about these young men playing 15 games," he said. "That’s kind of the road that we’re on. You play 12 regular-season games, you play a 13th championship game in conference, then you play a 14th game as part of the four-team playoff and if you do well, it’s a 15th game.He continued by expressing concern over player health and readiness that late in a season, explaining how Michigan's recent bowl trips have left the team with multiple injuries after a 13-game schedule.Making him wonder if a team would be able to field a decent roster to play games 14 and 15.
At long last, ESPN released their 2014 rankings, which means I no longer have an excuse to not put this together. With a new recruiting cycle comes some changes to the rankings:
- Between the addition of two teams (Rutgers and Maryland) to these rankings in the past year, the Irish falling off the schedule after 2014, and reading the same damn comment every week, it's settled... to hell with Notre Dame.
- Gone is the rudimentary points system. In its place, I'm using the 247 Composite Rankings, which combines data from all four recruiting services into, well, composite rankings. This not only gives an unbiased and comprehensive overview of each team's standing in the conference, but by adding the national ranking we get an idea of where the teams stand in the bigger picture and where the largest gaps are between teams in the conference.
- Using the 247 Composite Rankings again, I've added columns in the top table for the number of five-, four-, and three-star prospects in each team's class.
If you've got any suggestions, please leave a comment or send me an email. Without further ado...
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|247 Comp. Rank (Ovr)||School||# Commits||5*||4*||3*||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||ESPN Avg||Avg Avg^|
|2 (9)||Ohio State||7||0||5||2||3.43||3.71||3.86||3.43||3.61|
|4 (19)||Penn State||6||0||2||4||3.17||3.33||3.33||3.33||3.29|
|5 (20)||Michigan State||6||0||0||6||3.17||3.33||3.50||3.00||3.25|
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as two-star players.
On to the full data after the jump.
From today's San Diego Union-Tribune: