247 creates composite football recruiting rankings (across services)

Submitted by turd ferguson on July 30th, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I think this is pretty cool.  247Sports just put together a composite recruiting ranking that averages across the four major recruiting services. 


Here's where the Michigan recruits landed in 247's calculation of the four-site average:

16. Shane Morris
55. Dymonte Thomas
62. Kyle Bosch
74. Patrick Kugler
82. Chris Fox
114. Henry Poggi
116. Mike McCray
122. David Dawson
133. Logan Tuley-Tillman
137. Taco Charlton
146. Jourdan Lewis
153. Jake Butt
191. Ben Gedeon
203. DeVeon Smith
215. Gareon Conley
242. Wyatt Shallman
301. Maurice Hurst, Jr.
311. Jaron Dukes
355. Ross Douglas
541. Csont'e York
641. Khalid Hill

Also of note:

40. Leon McQuay
41. Laquon Treadwell
60. Derrick Green

I don't see Channing Stribling or Scott Sypniewski in the top 1250.

Michigan has 16 guys in the top 250.  By my count, OSU currently has 10, Notre Dame currently has 10, and MSU doesn't have anyone.  Keep in mind that their classes aren't as large as ours right now.


For those who care, the details are below (and a little unclear).  I've tried this myself in a couple of diaries, and there are a lot of decisions that you have to make as you're doing it. 


247Composite Rating

The 247Composite Rating is a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect "rankings" and "ratings" listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services. It converts average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a concensus No. 1 prospect across all services.

The 247Composite Rating is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings.

More details

All major media services share an equal percentage in the 247Composite Rating.

The composite index equally weights this percentage among the services that participate in a ranking for that specific prospect.

A composite strength meter, indicated by red bars, illustrates the total number of industry services that have ranked the prospect. A full strength meter indicates the prospect has been ranked by all industry services participating in the composite.

All industry services have a different philosophy on number of "stars" distributed with each class. The 247Composite Rating assigns stars based on an approximate average distribution of stars from the industry.



July 30th, 2012 at 12:45 PM ^

Cool idea.  Still a little dubious of rnakings beyond general insights - a middling 3* is probably worse than a high 4*, but beyond that I trust coaches who see the kids to know what they are getting. Still, recognizing that there are other services and trying to square the fluctuations between them is helpful.