Some looks at College Football Spending on Recruiting and Various Outcomes

Recently, an analysis of recruiting spending was put out (, and I thought it was excellent. It got me curious, so I used their data and ran a couple of correlations and plotted them. (I normalized all of the variables, correlation is below each graph).

r = .761
r = .766
2018 Class Ranking
(Recruiting ranking for 2018 – forgot to invert the scale) r = .641
2019 Class Rankings
Recruiting Rankings for 2019, r = .621
2019 win percentage
2019 win percentage, r = .448
Blue Chips
Blue Chips (4 and 5 star recruits), r = .798

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