In the Rivals100 mailbag Q&A a fan of little brother complains that players who commit to MSU generally fall (or don't rise) in the rivals rankings. He cites both Edwin Baker and Joe Boisture as examples.
My own epinion is that Baker ended just about where he deserved to be, and that Boisture had been overrated for a while. That being said, the current rash of Michigan commits who seem to be locked into their ranking has me thinking that just maybe there might be something to this gripe.
Crabtree from Rivals adamantly denies that a prospects ranking is affected by what school he commits to, but do we believe him? Does this fan have a real gripe, or should we just chalk this up to a general bias against players who have already committed? A bias against player from the state of Michigan? Or is this just another moist MSU fan whining about conspiracy theories and a national indifference to his university?