Peppers at 10, which seems low.
According to TVH and tweets and retweets of Payton, he is loving Notre Dame. Commitment watch may be put to a halt.
Lets just hope he is saying he likes it bc he is there and not bc he actually really likes it!! I think its safe to say that many people have been anticipating Payton to commit to M this week. if we lose out on him, our WR targets suddenly get a little more concerning as i think he was the best of the bunch.
Anyone know when Madaris or Darboh are thinking of announcing?
Only one new name on the board this week, but still some big moves with Gunner Kiel's decommit (or "opening up," but let's call it what it is) from Indiana and J.J. Denman flipping from Penn State to Wisconsin. I have moved around the team rankings a little bit as teams begin to fill out their classes—if a team doesn't have many commits, they'd better have high-quality prospects. In other words, get a move on, Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois. Action since last rankings:
10-16-11: J.J. Denman decommits from Penn State, commits to Wisconsin.
10-20-11: Nebraska picks up Zaire Anderson.
10-21-11: Gunner Kiel (Indiana) re-opens recruitment.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||ESPN Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
*ESPN doesn't rate JUCOs, so Isaac Fruechte (Minnesota), Darius Stroud and Jacarri Alexander (Indiana), Steffon Martin and Devin Smith (Purdue), and Zaire Anderson (Nebraska) are counted as unranked recruits for the sake of consistency (trust me, it makes sense when you look at the spreadsheet).
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (aka 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.
On to the full data, after the jump.
4. Ok St.
18. Houston (has nobody left on schedule. A boise slip = BCS bid)
19. Penn St.
Full Poll can be found here
In terms of the AP poll, we've moved up from 18 to 17. Other differences from Coaches Poll:
3. Ok. St.
21. Penn St.
That poll can be found here
Theres been a lot of talk about moving on, so lets do it.
The Purdue-Illinois game on saturday was shocking to say the least. Although they only won 21-14, Purdue dominated throughout the game. The question for us M fans is this: is Purdue that good, or is Illinois that bad? I personally lean towards the latter. Illinois looks good on paper, but they have done nothing this year to back that up, barely winning against WMU and NW, getting dominated by OSU, and now this. Purdue beat up on Minnesota, and looks better than last year, but still looks like a meh team to me. Purdues offense could cause some problems the same way NW's offense did, but I still think we win comfortably.