Your tables don't look quite right...
Current 2012 Class Rankings 1.0
I will start this by saying I apologize for any formatting issues, as this is my first diary on Mgoblog.
|Team||Total Commits||5 Stars||4 Stars||3 Stars||2 Stars||Not Ranked||Percentage of 4-5 Stars|
|Team||Total Commits||5 Stars||4 Stars||3 Stars||2 Stars||Not Ranked||%age of 4-5 Stars|
Yeah I am working on it. I used a table converter that umhero recommended but its not working!
Edit: I now just used excel and it is fixed! Let me know if I messed anything else up, thanks.
Don't mean to nit-pick, but you might want to abbreviate some of the names of the columns so everything fits nicely on the webpage (instead of spilling into the right column).
% of 4-5*
This is interesting and well done. Thanks for posting. I like the comparison of this year's classes to this year's classes and the recognition that kicker/punter ratings often mess up the averages.
Another way to quantify average quality would be to remove kickers and punters (and maybe FBs?) and then calculate averages. I'm not sure if that's better, but it would feel pretty clean and objective.
The 4*+5* percentage is an excellent metric that I have not seen before and perhaps should be the defining criterion for class ratings. I have never understood why class size has any bearing on determining how good a class is. It only reflects how many open spots a given school has for that year, not the quality of those recruits. How can a class of 30 3*s be better than a class of 20 4*s? Sounds insane and yet that 30 3* class would come out ahead based on the current methods of class rankings. A rating system that is more accurate would be based solely on the 4*+5* percentage (with a boost for 5*s) with a minimum of 15 total recruits to keep out an unusually small class. This is obviously not applicable to lower ranked schools that do not attract 4* recruits.
I understand your philosphy however, I it would not surprise me if 30 3 star recruits produced more quality players than 20 4 star recruits.
I would say if we don't lose any commits, and gain the last 1 or two big commits I don't see us any lower than top three. Of course Feb is still far off......