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Whats up with the bammers being ranked ahead of us despite us having more five stars (2-1), even four stars (11), and more three stars (8-7) than they do? Am I missing something?
Haven't you heard of the infamous "Bama Bump"
The use a formula to get the team rankings, but you are looking at the Composite Team Rankings, which uses another formula to come up with an industry generated ranking of players.
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.
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.
In order to create the most comprehensive Team Recruiting Ranking without any notion of bias, 247Sports Team Recruiting Ranking is solely based on the 247Sports Rating.
Each recruit is weighted in the rankings according to a Gaussian distribution formula (a bell curve), where a team's best recruit is worth the most points. You can think of a team's point score as being the sum of ratings of all the team's commits where the best recruit is worth 100% of his rating value, the second best recruit is worth nearly 100% of his rating value, down to the last recruit who is worth a small fraction of his rating value. This formula ensures that all commits contribute at least some value to the team's score without heavily rewarding teams that have several more commitments than others.
Readers familiar with the Gaussian distribution formula will note that we used the value 6 for σ because this is the standard deviation for total number of commits between schools over the last 5 years. This standard deviation creates a bell curve with an inflection point near the average number of players recruited per team.
Below is a graphical representation of how our formula works. You can see that the area under the curve gets smaller both as the rating for a commit decreases and as the number of total commits for a school increases. The y-axis in this graph represents the percentage weight of the score that gets applied to an overall team ranking.
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is that similar to the Overrated Ohio State Recruiting Roster?
we added cell today and still didn't go ahead of bama lol. They moved DH ahead of KT to counter, so the bama bias is still in full effect.
This post was edited by josh1976gator 20 months ago
lol im starting to believe in the bama bias
This post was edited by TravisFLAx8 20 months ago
son how about you have a seat and let me explain to you why this site has the infamous bama bump..
LORD FORGIVE ME FOR THE GOON DADDY IS COMING OUT TONIGHT
lmao......2 more 4 stars and a 3 star and still behind. Shits getting comical :) Espn rankings ftw?
Again, there is a formula and the gap between #2 and #3 was too big to overcome. Even the industry generated 247Composite kept UF at #3. ESPN has long been known to favor the state of Florida and Florida commits.
Rivals doesn't even try to hide the Bama Bump. At least it's a little more subtle over here
Max Staver: 3* 247Sports/ 3* Scout/ 3* Rivals/ 4* ESPN
Antonio Riles: 3* 247Sports/ 3* Scout/ 3* Rivals/ 4* ESPN
Cameron Dillard: 3* 247Sports/ 3* Scout/ 3* Rivals/ 4* ESPN
Roderick Johnson: 3* 247Sports/ 3* Scout/ 3* Rivals/ 4* ESPN
Marqui Hawkins: 3* 247Sports/ 3* Scout/ 3* Rivals/ 4* ESPN
Adam Lane: 3* 247Sports/ 4* Scout/ 3* Rivals/ 4* ESPN
They got that Lane one correct.. thats about it imo
scrape the sides up...
Lane is a 50/50 split between the 4 rankings. The other five names is 3 against 1.
-24% of 2013 Top 100 from state of Florida
-20% of 2012 Top 100 from state of Florida
-30% of 2011 Top 100 from state of Florida
-19% of 2010 Top 100 from state of Florida (5 of top 12 from Fla.)
I posted this about the composite in another thread, maybe it will also help here.
The 247Composite is as unbiased as they come, which is why I used that ranking here. I think that 247's team does as good a job evaluating kids as anyone out there, because we put more people on the ground watching games each week than any other network out there.
But in terms of the 247Composite, it pulls from ALL of the sites that do recruiting rankings to form a cumulative list. Basically, it balances any biases the individual sites may have by balancing them all. It's the truest measure of where a guy really stacks up.
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ESPN FTW! Jk ;-)
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This site and its employees are the best hands down imo (why i pay here and nowhere else) so im not saying espn is better by any means (just the espn team ranking looks better through my orange and blue glasses). Im not a math major by any stretch so the formula stuff doesn't make much sense to me. I just look at overall commitments and our 24 is better than their 19 imo. If im reading this correctly teams with more commits are not given credit for it (or less credit than their star ranking says) which explains it I guess. Either way I think we have a better class than bama does at this point, regardless of ranking. Everyone in my family are die hard bama fans and I like little things to throw up in their faces. Im sorry if I came off like espn is better than 247 thats not what i was trying to say :)
Last night was a bender for me if none of the above makes sense. I still havent had my coffee this a.m.
let it go man...scout, rivals and 247 all favor bama. We know why ESPN loved Fla bc of the UA game and getting top players from state there. Since last summer I never once witnessed a Bama player drop in the rating they always get a bump unless they are hurt. When players start to lean their way they even get bumped. When Tunsil was leaning our way he was ranked below VH3 then when Bama gets in his top2...look he jumps over VH3. Part of 247 selling it's soul to get BOL on the network.
More numbers. Once I pull just the Top 100s, you'll really see the difference.
2013 RECRUITING CLASS
247Sports: 31 of 247 (12.5%)
ESPN: 52 of 300 (17.3%)
Rivals: 41 of 250 (16.4%)
Scout: 38 of 300 (12.7%)
2012 RECRUITING CLASS
247Sports: 32 of 247 (13.0%)
ESPN: 35 of 204 (17.2%)
Rivals: 39 of 250 (15.6%)
Scout: 36 of 300 (12.0%)
2011 RECRUITING CLASS
247Sports: 43 of 247 (17.4%)
ESPN: 51 of 200 (25.5%)
Rivals: 35 of 250 (14.0%)
Scout: 41 of 300 (13.7%)
2010 RECRUITING CLASS
247Sports: 29 of 247 (11.7%)
ESPN: 39 of 200 (19.5%)
Rivals: 35 of 250 (14.0%)
Scout: 38 of 300 (12.7%)
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