Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    Eternal Student
    Points: 57,303, Level: 74
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 1,247
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    no2cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Nicholas J Schrup Library
    Posts
    3,184
    Points
    57,303
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 125
    Given: 514

    New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Scout.com: Scout.com National 300 List

    Does anyone else find it a little ridiculous that out of 300 players, the state of Iowa only had 2 representatives? And that the highest ranked one was somewhere in the neighborhood of 184 or 185? That, my friends, is insanity at its peak.



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 253,066, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    BryceC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    16,550
    Points
    253,066
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 85
    Given: 0

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Actually that's pretty much how it always is with the exception of last year.



  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 7,638, Level: 26
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 512
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    840
    Points
    7,638
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Quote Originally Posted by bkurt58 View Post
    Scout.com: Scout.com National 300 List

    Does anyone else find it a little ridiculous that out of 300 players, the state of Iowa only had 2 representatives? And that the highest ranked one was somewhere in the neighborhood of 184 or 185? That, my friends, is insanity at its peak.
    Iowa has 0.97% of the US population, so the expected number is 300 x 0.0097 = 2.9 players. So, 2 is somewhat low, but 3 would be a little high



  4. #4
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 9,269, Level: 28
    Level completed: 87%, Points required for next Level: 81
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    238
    Points
    9,269
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    yeah...I would hafta agree...iowa typically doesnt have the same kind of athletes come out of it as other states.



  5. #5
    Walk On Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points
    bjwitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    173
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    iowa isnt texas or florida



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 17,318, Level: 40
    Level completed: 9%, Points required for next Level: 732
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    frontrangeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    5,521 ft above sea level
    Posts
    1,270
    Points
    17,318
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    I love how scout can "rank" 300 players... from different states playing different positions on the field. I mean, is #197 that much better than #254??


    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

    Thomas Jefferson, 1802

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 118,867, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonenum1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    7,181
    Points
    118,867
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    By my count, Louisiana has 7 on the list and it is generally considered a "down" year here from the standpoint of talent...I only point this out because the population of Louisiana is very similar to the population of Iowa in terms of head count.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 70,318, Level: 82
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 1,132
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isufbcurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    4,295
    Points
    70,318
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 300
    Given: 619

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone#1 View Post
    By my count, Louisiana has 7 on the list and it is generally considered a "down" year here from the standpoint of talent...I only point this out because the population of Louisiana is very similar to the population of Iowa in terms of head count.
    Lousinana has consistantly been a prime recruiting ground for quite some time. They are not as widely publicized as Texas or Florida, but alot of big name schools go down there and get some star players every year.

    Back to original topic, 2 guys in the top 300 is more than I would expect for our state. When you think of states like Florida, Texas, Ohio, California, Louisiana and New Jersey I think you could compile the list just with those kids.



  9. #9
    Facebook Knows All
    Points: 274,249, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Posts
    16,169
    Points
    274,249
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 189
    Given: 74

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Quote Originally Posted by iceclone View Post
    Iowa has 0.97% of the US population, so the expected number is 300 x 0.0097 = 2.9 players. So, 2 is somewhat low, but 3 would be a little high
    Iowa has no worse talent than other states (with a few exceptions), we just don't have the population like a Texas, Florida, Cal. Iceclone's calcs are right on.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 16,039, Level: 38
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 411
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,021
    Points
    16,039
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 4

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    According to the US Census, Iowa is projected to have 711,056 people under the age of 18 in 2010 and Lousiana is projected to have 1,171,502.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone#1 View Post
    By my count, Louisiana has 7 on the list and it is generally considered a "down" year here from the standpoint of talent...I only point this out because the population of Louisiana is very similar to the population of Iowa in terms of head count.



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 38,222, Level: 60
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 828
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cloneu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Twin Cities
    Posts
    4,121
    Points
    38,222
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 11

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    I love how scout can "rank" 300 players... from different states playing different positions on the field. I mean, is #197 that much better than #254??
    I am sure they use a very scientific model to get their rankings. I wish I had a job where I just watched players and decided how good they are and if I was wrong no biggy.


    Step 1: Cut a hole in the box.

  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 81,602, Level: 88
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 348
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ripvdub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Sk-Ankeny
    Posts
    6,740
    Points
    81,602
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 19
    Given: 108

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Its kinda like an NFL draft. Most everyone in the 1st round(5*) are teh best players. But some times 2nd Rd(4*) turn out to be just as good or better. Same with 3* recruits. Every once in a while a 1* will come out and turn into an all american, ala Tom Brady 7th round pick.

    A lot of times it comes down to exposure. The recruiting services go to where the players are.


    #BEATIOWA

  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 391,855, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    57,244
    Points
    391,855
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 323
    Given: 264

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Top player is Arthur Brown from Witchita. Lincoln was after him bigtime.


    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
    Let my Fred's Four Horsemen ride: Georges, Hogue, Nader, and McKay.

  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 14,983, Level: 37
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 667
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cypwr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Amekeny
    Posts
    942
    Points
    14,983
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 45

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Its kinda like an NFL draft. Most everyone in the 1st round(5*) are teh best players. But some times 2nd Rd(4*) turn out to be just as good or better. Same with 3* recruits. Every once in a while a 1* will come out and turn into an all american, ala Tom Brady 7th round pick.

    A lot of times it comes down to exposure. The recruiting services go to where the players are.
    ......and the recruiting services only survive if they sell subscriptions. Iowa = low population = less potentional sub sales, so why even scout low population states. Wouldn't you want to read about your own?



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 19,308, Level: 42
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 542
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    crash_zone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tiffin, IA
    Posts
    1,626
    Points
    19,308
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 2

    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    Quote Originally Posted by iceclone View Post
    Iowa has 0.97% of the US population, so the expected number is 300 x 0.0097 = 2.9 players. So, 2 is somewhat low, but 3 would be a little high
    are you a statistician or an engineer?



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM