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Interesting reddit thread on recruiting ranking bias.

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by ColoREDo, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Sonny

    Sonny Antediluvian Abrasiveness 15 Year Member

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    Great stuff, redo. Thanks for sharing. Someone put a lot of work into documenting this. I'll bet that putting a project like this together wasn't an easy thing to do.
     
  2. goodnterribles

    goodnterribles Regulators! Let's mount up. 5 Year Member

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    I don't think any bias exists and these guys do the best they can.
     
  3. GIFRRO

    GIFRRO Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    come on Man, cuz you didnt do it, its not ground breaking or new and no big deal? Lord...
    Thanks Redo, great post!!
     
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  4. GIFRRO

    GIFRRO Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    Always good to be reminded, because too many people take the rankings as the bible. its not, not even close.
     
  5. Red Reign

    Red Reign Husker Immortal 10 Year Member

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    Sort of like your condescending drive by personal attacks. Which we have too many conversations about. Of course you keep doing it anyway.

    RR
     
  6. Lurker44

    Lurker44 Recruit

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    If it was my job to rank these kids and I had a 3 star ranked guy blowing up with offers from Bama, Clemson, OSU, etc., I’d be wondering if I missed something and take a second look. Bias or no bias the top schools obviously know how to identify top talent.

    I don’t think recruiting rankings are everything or nothing. I do believe there is some merit to what they put together and that there is some bias as well.
     
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  7. HuskerNash

    HuskerNash Recruit

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    If Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, or Kirby Smart are after a player that I may have ranked lower I might reevaluate where I currently had the recruit ranked. The top recruiting schools are doing something right and they obviously have an eye for talent-You can be pro Cornhusker and admit this. Sure there are some biases but the best recruiting schools on average are having the best seasons and have the best shot at the CFP. There is an outlier here or there but generally speaking the top recruiting schools are getting the best results. Making it even more difficult, they also have some of the best coaching which in my opinion creates a real battle for the Cornhuskers get to the playoff. We can win the west with 20-ish type recruiting classes and great development but not sure we can consistently expect much better. Hopefully some winning will bring more talent.
     
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  8. satcong2

    satcong2 Recruit

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    Recruiting classes are what they are. The rankings are for the fans. If your coaching staff can evaluate and develop, your program will be fine.
     
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  9. Huskerhunter

    Huskerhunter Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    Are you trying to kill ad revenue by discouraging posts that could be described as “nothing new or groundbreaking?” 75% of HM posts could be labeled likewise!
     
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  10. Captkenny

    Captkenny Junior Varsity 10 Year Member

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    I’m not sure if you are joking or not.

    But if there is no bias in college football rankings, it will be the first human endeavor to have achieved that.
     
  11. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom All Legend 5 Year Member

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    OK so the part of this I think you are missing is not the what happens when the top guys offer. That is just logic. If the best evaluaters offer of course you re evaluate. However the other side of the coin is when guys choose a non standard choice like KS or MD. Then they drop. That should not happen. That was what the article was really about.
     
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  12. AzHusker

    AzHusker All Legend 10 Year Member

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    Agree. There is a smattering of accuracy and a smattering of imagery in every ranking. These kids are being followed by football expert after all...but the experts are human beings and human beings make mistakes, too. As the timeline nears NSD, the rankings seem to follow the number and quality of offerings that a recruit has received.
     
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  13. Bleed Red

    Bleed Red Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Actually this board is filled with posts that are discussed and re-discussed. I didn't know there was a policy that only new topics could be brought up, especially in the off season. Also, since the post gave some pretty interesting examples of what "has been discussed numerous times" without these facts, i think it probably made some people take notice. Stuff i've been saying (as have many others) for a long time, but maybe more will see the light?
     
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  14. Hville

    Hville Junior Varsity 2 Year Member

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    I'm not sure how accurate the rankings are but I know, factually speaking, all Nebraska's 4 stars are legit and the 3 star and walk-on's have all been undervalued. ;)
     
  15. Red Reign

    Red Reign Husker Immortal 10 Year Member

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    I hope more do see the light
     

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