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Weighted Recruiting Composite

The WRC’s original purpose was to objectively determine if a program is overachieving or underachieving based on their talent level and to also project future success and expectations based on talent.

Here’s how this works in a nutshell. I took the Rivals and 247 Rankings for the past 5 years and combined them together to get an average ranking between the two services for each year. Then I weighted those averages based on the percentage of each class that typically comprises a two deep:

  • First Year players (FR) count as 10% of the two deep.
  • Second Year players (FR*, SO) count as 22% of the two deep.
  • Third Year players (SO*, JR) count as 23% of the two deep.
  • Fourth Year players (JR*, SR) count as 27% of the two deep.
  • Fifth Year players (SR*, GR) count as 18% of the two deep.

Each average recruiting ranking is weighted based on the percentages above to determine the relative talent level of developed players for each team in any given year.

Elite Programs are in their school colors and the “diff” column is how many spots they moved up or down from last year’s rankings. Analysis below the chart.