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    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.



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    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

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



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    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



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    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.



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    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

    iowa isnt texas or florida



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    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??


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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.


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    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.


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    Re: New Top 300 Rankings for Class of '08

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


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    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?



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    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?



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