Tracking College Football Recruiting for 2021: Examining Recruiting’s Volatility

This will be a look at how much recruiting changes over the course of a year. I constructed an algorithm that tracks how each program is doing in terms of recruiting for 2021. I will reveal the full methodology after NSD, but the purpose here is to see how chaotic recruiting in college football is. Each school is assigned a random code. The star-points is each school’s current score based upon the algorithm. The column on the right is that school’s rank for that month. Schools with fewer than 4 points are excluded.

I coded each school (I also did for players and positions, but that is irrelevant here) so I don’t know how each school is doing (yes, I could look it up, but I’m not going to do that until after NSD).

Here is the first list:

5/1/2020

school sum_star_points rank_points
m22b8 345 1
d7t22 280 2
u9z14 211 3
r21v4 181 4
f7z2 172 5
v26x18 161 6
r20z2 159 7
c1d19 148 8
e19i12 144 9
l14z25 141 10
d16o5 133 11
k26m12 112 12.5
t25m16 112 12.5
k20i15 97 14.5
d11u16 97 14.5
z22v17 83 16
h4u3 73 17
h1z22 69 18
i24d10 68 19
k18a7 64 20
d17g13 57 21
c20u4 48 23
p16n8 48 23
r5f22 48 23
y5l1 44 25
h15z5 40 26
n12m12 36 27
a19c19 32 28
f18q6 28 31
m10y9 28 31
p24s14 28 31
u10j20 28 31
c26t19 28 31
r5m14 24 34.5
h24h7 24 34.5
l19d7 16 37
n22p23 16 37
x10h10 16 37
g24t21 12 41
k8f6 12 41
l2k21 12 41
o12i11 12 41
s22p11 12 41
q25f10 8 45.5
n1v26 8 45.5
d4t10 8 45.5
o14n6 8 45.5
o17q4 4 48

 

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