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Losing doesn't make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder-Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant
Take a look at this picture, how they have us 3rd is beyond me. Just look at the number of 5 stars and top 100 players. This is some shady ranking right here.
The people in the midwest love Scout.
Scout is so irrelevant here in the state of Florida that most recruitniks don't even bother looking and seeing the differences in top 100 players... Because espn, as shoddy as they are, have replaced them as the third best site. Rivals 100 still gets the most respect from me. But 247 with each year is gaining a ton of momentum. I love 247!
Scout at one point would hand out 5*'s to 40 players at the opening. Now espn is super cheap with their 5*s... Only give 10. That's a joke too. Top 25 is considered a 5* no matter what. Anyways, scout is out and will be done in 5 years. Bank on it
I've posted this in several threads. The problem is that their "statistical" team ranking method is fundamentally bad. Their system gives you points per player depending on star level, for the team's top 25 players. That's really it. They do give "bonus" depending on the ranking of a recruit, but it's only 1 pt per spot in the position rankings. There is an 80 point difference between star levels, so the position ranking is completely inconsequential (one 3* player is more than enough to make up any difference from the #1 and #40 bonus). In short, Scout's ranking really is just based on how many 4&5 star recruits you sign, and that's it.
For example, in Scout, Buchannon, (MS Commit, #32 QB, 4*) is worth 189 points. Max Browne, (USC Commit, #1 QB, 5*) is worth 300 points. A team with two Buchannons is worth more than a team with one Browne. Yet, every single team would want to be the one with Browne. It's just a stupid rankings system.
In short, Scout will rank the teams with 25 or more at the top, and then in order of how many 4* and 5* players they have. There is very little else to it, and it basically throws all the work they do in giving players a specific ranking out the window.
This post was edited by Huskypup on 2/7/2013 at 12:14 AM
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