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31 Jan 2012

ESPN: Recruiting Versus Results

In a two-part piece for ESPN Insider last week, Brian Fremeau compares recruiting success with on-the-field results to identify the most overachieving and underachieving programs over the last five seasons. Base on a five-year weighted recruiting metric, "more talented" teams win 66 percent of the time versus "less talented" teams. The overachievers and underachievers aren't a particularly surprising bunch.

  • Overachievers including Stanford, Baylor, Boise State, Cincinnati and Oregon State.
  • Underachievers including Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, Miami and Florida State.

Posted by: Brian Fremeau on 31 Jan 2012

1 comment, Last at 10 Feb 2012, 12:51am by NFL Stadiums


by NFL Stadiums (not verified) :: Fri, 02/10/2012 - 12:51am

You would only prepare this list based on tradition. I see Cincinnati as a program that has continually been on the rise since 2005. Look at the pros they have produced; Kevin Huber, Connor Barwin, Brent Celek, Tony Pike, Marty Gilyard, Ben Guidugli.