Big Ten Talent Origin by State

Submitted by imdeng on September 12th, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Big Ten Talent Origin by State

States OSU ND NEB MSU MICH IND IOWA NU MINN WISC PSU ILL PUR Total %
 
OH 12 3 1 3 3 6 1 1 1     1   32 19%
IL 2   1 2   1 2 5 3     7 1 24 14%
FL 2 4 1   2   2 1 2 2   3 1 20 12%
MI   2   4 4 4 1             15 9%
TX   1 3   1   1 2 2 1   1 1 13 8%
WI       2   1 1 1 7         13 8%
IN 1 1       7           1 1 11 7%
PA   1   1     1     1 2   2 8 5%
NE     3       1             4 2%
CA     2           1         3 2%
MN                 3         3 2%
IA             2             2 1%
Others   4 2 3   2 2 3 1   2 2   21 12%
Total 17 16 13 15 10 21 14 13 14 11 4 15 6 169 100%

 

Some time back I had asked Tim to include the state of origin in the Recruiting Class Rankings. I reason was that I wanted to figure out the geographical distribution of Big Ten school's recruiting focus. Now that the information is available,  I have taken Tim's Big Ten Recruiting Class Ranking for 09/12 and combined the school wise information to create the table above that breaks down the origin of Big Ten recruitment by state.

The distribution is quite interesting at this point - OH is the biggest supplier of Big Ten players - as expected. FL and TX are the biggest out of conference contributors with CA surprisingly quite low despite the abundance of talent there.

Among the schools, ND, NEB and IOWA seem to have cast the widest net so far. Do you see any other points of interest?

Comments

UMAmaizinBlue

September 12th, 2010 at 11:30 PM ^

Also seems to be recruiting all over the place, more so than NEB and ND (this, of course, is assuming "OTHER" is just one place). It found that to be intriguing, especially the players from TX, FL, and CA given the extreme cold of Minnesota (quite possibly the coldest B10 school).

 

Also, any reason/theories why Minnesota is "winning" the recruiting race in WI over the Badgers?

BoiseBlue

September 12th, 2010 at 11:29 PM ^

this is all well and good, but you can't take very much from it. This doesn't take into account kids who haven't committed yet for one. Another is that it's from just one year. I think this would be an interesting Diary looking back on the past 5 to 10 years.

UMAmaizinBlue

September 12th, 2010 at 11:32 PM ^

It may be an indicator of where each school shows strength in recruiting. I'd like to see how many of these kids are early recruits and how many are considered "not elite" players (i.e. - 2 and 3 star players). Maybe that way we can see where the actual potentially field-worthy talent is coming from. Just a thought.

James Howlett

September 12th, 2010 at 11:40 PM ^

So, that may account for a skewing up of the State of Indiana's recruiting numbers.

As a couple of people have mentioned it'd probably best to wait till the classes were finished to do this kind of analysis. But, appreciate the effort.