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Evaluation of the 2016 top 30 FCS recruiting classes, 1-30
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:03 pm  Reply with quote
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http://m.herosports.com/news/rankin...sses-in-the-fcs

Colgate, at # 30 is the only PL representative

Columbia, Harvard and Yale ranked in the top 30.

Interesting fodder for discussion.

But, no more accurate than rating services.

College football and adjustment to this stage of a recruits life make the predictive accuracy of this list pretty worthless!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:56 pm Reply with quote
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Who ends up playing in the NFL seems like a pretty good measure of talent.
Here is a breakdown of NFL players by state (from 2013):

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-n...-florida-louisiana-texas-south-ca

Here is a breakdown of three, four, and five star college recruits by state over the past five years:

http://www.sbnation.com/college-f...3431/states-most-players-recruits

Here is a breakdown of percentages of three, four, and five star players who make the NFL by key recruiting states:

In NY 1 out of every 2.8 three, four, and five star recruits makes the NFL.
NJ 1 out of every 3.5
California 1 of every 3.9
Ohio 1 out of every 6.2
Fla 1 out of every 7
Texas 1 out of every 7.3
Georgia 1 out of every 8

This should tell you that if you are from Florida, Texas, or a few other states, you are much more likely to be highly regarded on recruiting sites, without actually being more talented than kids from other states.

This also tells you that players in NY, NJ, and California are undervalued. Connecticut has 1 out of every 2.2 three plus starred players making the pros. They may not have “good” football in CT or NY but they have worse talent evaluators. For the most part, if you are recruiting in the northeast, your class if not going to be highly regarded. If you are recruiting in the south, it will be. (That being said, Colgate gets a ton of good players from Florida.)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:36 pm Reply with quote
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Players with star ratings is also a good indicator of success...surprised Lehigh is not ranked; they have at least 6-7 multi-star players and a lot of local PA talent:

http://lehighfootballnation.blogs...otball-signing-day-2016.html#more

Then again, look what we accomplished last year...built from the ground up with no fanfare.  Just a staff and players that believed in themselves and never quit.

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Re: Evaluation of the 2016 top 30 FCS recruiting classes, 1-
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:39 pm Reply with quote
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Raider Archivist wrote:
http://m.herosports.com/news/rankin...sses-in-the-fcs


Can't seem to get this to work...?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:13 pm Reply with quote
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After you click the link then click of Back To Home Page and it will bring it up for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:26 pm Reply with quote
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Thx, direct link:

http://m.herosports.com/news/rank...-30-recruiting-classes-in-the-fcs

Never thought I'd see the day we would be out-recruited by Columbia...or a total of 3 Ivies, for that matter.  Don't see the Ivies playing many CAA opponents, guess they'd rather beat up on the PL every year.

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[quote="go'gate:408"]Thx, direct link:

http://m.herosports.com/news/rank...-30-recruiting-classes-in-the-fcs

Never thought I'd see the day we would be out-recruited by Columbia...or a total of 3 Ivies, for that matter.  Don't see the Ivies playing many CAA opponents, guess they'd rather beat up on the PL every year.[/quote]Those days are over, at least, for Colgate.  Actually, Biddle had a pretty good record against the ivy and Hunt is off to a good start.
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Actually in recent years, led by Harvard, the Ivies began to upgrade their programs (take the Langdon).  Columbia picked up Coach Bagnoli, who led Penn to several championships. We used to walk over Dartmouth, but that would be difficult today. Brown and Cornell are the only patsies left.  Yale and Harvard are very good. Princeton is better as well.  The PL results this Fall will likely be tilted toward the ancient eight.

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