I took a composite Rivals recruiting ranking (sort of...I got lazy and just gave a school a ranking of 26 if they were out of the top 25 in a year) from 2002, 2003, and 2004 just to see how the top ten list compares to the final AP poll this year.
Final AP poll this year:
2. Ohio State
5. Boise State
10. West Virginia
50% of Rivals top-10 classes finished in the top 10 including champ Florida. All 10 were in bowl games this year, although Miami-FL and FSU barely made it. So how much stock can you put in their rankings? Eh...so so, I guess. I am a dork with too much time on my hands, I know.
By the way...Boise State's three-year average ranking? 86th. Wake Forest's average was 76th (didn't they win the ACC?).
I just noticed on Rivals that our recruiting class was ranked 11th in the Big 12 this year, and 12th in average stars. So then I went and checked out the North schools and it looks like everyone had solid recruiting classes with Nebraska finishing first.
No big deal. I still like our class and think we filled several holes with some quality JUCO guys.
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