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    Rivals Recruiting Points?

    Does anyone know how the points system works on Rivals? I just noticed that with 3- 3* LBs we were given 52 points, but with 4-3* and 2-2* OL we only got 38 points. Yet Pittsburg, with 3-3* OL, has 73 points. Do they randomly throw numbers behind each player or is it less scientific than that?



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    Re: Rivals Recruiting Points?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhclone View Post
    Does anyone know how the points system works on Rivals? I just noticed that with 3- 3* LBs we were given 52 points, but with 4-3* and 2-2* OL we only got 38 points. Yet Pittsburg, with 3-3* OL, has 73 points. Do they randomly throw numbers behind each player or is it less scientific than that?
    There are different ranges within star categories. Look at the 5.5 or 5.6 grade whichever they give them and the points should correlate to that score. I am guessing some of this is adjusted by position. FWIW when I look at those I look at average stars. Having said that I don't take a lot out of those rankings.


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    Re: Rivals Recruiting Points?

    A 3 star player that is not ranked at his position does not get assigned as many points as one who is. Also, the higher you are ranked at your position the more points you are assigned. So a 3 star such as the OL that ISU has verballed that is not ranked is not worth as many points as a 3 star who is the #57 player at his position. Look at people like Jeremiah George who is rated at his actual position as well as being a 3 star. He would be assigned more points.

    It is a flawed system in some ways just because of the huge amount of prospects Rivals has to evaluate. Often, you will see a 5.6 3 star that is not rated at his position while a 5.5 3 star is rated at his position. This does not make much sense because a 5.6 3 star is supposed to be better than a 5.5 3 star.



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    Re: Rivals Recruiting Points?

    It's complicated, but here's a post that explains it.

    Here is the team ranking formula for those interested... (please keep in mind a statistician from UC-Berkeley developed this for us).

    Please note you only take the top 20 prospects in this formula, ordered by # Stars descending.

    POINTS = ((N / (N + 50)) * H) + ((50 / (N + 50)) * L)

    where...

    H = 250 for each 5-star commit + 140 for each 4-star + 75 for each 3-star + 20 for each 2-star + 10 for each 1-star

    L = 18 for each 5-star + 12 for each 4-star + 8 for each 3-star + 3 for each 2-star + 1 for each 1-star

    N = a big honkin' calculation, described below

    CALCULATION OF N:
    10 for each commit on the Rivals 100 (high school) ranked 1-10
    9 for each commit on the Rivals 100 (high school) ranked 11-20
    etc. down to...
    1 for each commit on the Rivals 100 (high school) ranked 91-100

    10 for each commit on the Rivals 100 (non-high school) ranked 1-10
    9 for each commit on the Rivals 100 (non-high school) ranked 11-20
    etc. down to...
    6 for each commit on the Rivals 100 (non-high school) ranked 41-50

    24 for each commit ranked #1 on his official position ranking
    18 for each commit ranked #2-5 on his official position ranking
    8 for each commit ranked 6-X on his official position ranking, where X is dependent on detail position, as listed below...

    --Dual-threat QB: 25
    --Pro-style QB: 25
    --Running Back: 35
    --All-Purpose Back: 15
    --Fullback: 15
    --Wide Receiver: 50
    --Tight End: 20
    --Offensive Tackle: 40
    --Offensive Guard: 30
    --Offensive Center: 10
    --Defensive Tackle: 50
    --Weakside Defensive End: 20
    --Strongside Defensive End: 30
    --Inside Linebacker: 35
    --Outside Linebacker: 35
    --Cornerback: 40
    --Safety: 30
    --Athlete: 25
    --Kicker: (no points awarded for rank lower than 5th)

    If the team's average stars are greater than 3, add (100 * (Avg stars - 3)) to N.



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    Re: Rivals Recruiting Points?

    Looks like I bit off more than I can chew with that question. Thanks for the help guys



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