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247Sports New Composite Ranking

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by LakeCowboy, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. LakeCowboy

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    247 just launched their new ranking system. They came up with an algorithm to rank prospects and team rankings based on the ratings by them, ESPN, Scout and Rivals. Shannon Terry definitely nailed it on this one. He is the man who turned Rivals into what it is and sold it to Yahoo! And then decided to get back into the recruiting services with 247. It's easy for services to miss a kid or mess up, but if you have an algorithm for all 4 services and each service gets an equal part in their scoring, at the end of the day you have the most accurate rating overall.
  2. CampusCowboy

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    Do you have a link to these new rankings? And are we going to have to pay to see them?

    Also, not real sure that 247 deserves an equal share in the ranking systems yet. They just don't operate on the scale of the other services and have a lot of unranked or poorly ranked prospects. They just have been around long enough to get up to speed yet.

    We also can't claim the algorithm is a success until you know what it is. If it is truely 1/4 credit to all 4 services then it could be good. But, if they are saying algorithm, then it is probably more complicated than that.
  3. 65POKE

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  4. sokpoke

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    Thanks for the update. I had just about quit checking on their recruiting site as they seemed lacking and behind some of the others. Recruiting rankings are inherently full of errors and extremely subjective at best, but this new system seems to be as fair and accurate as any. A player like Derek Robertson now has some quantifiable ranking rather than a "NR" while waiting on another recruiting service to evaluate him.
    I particularly like how you can view the class rank based on total number of points (which is heavily influenced by total number of recruits) or by average rating (which I think gives a better perspective of the quality of the class). By the average player rating, they have us 24th in the country and 3rd in the Big 12. Probably about right.
  5. 65POKE

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    They have Deric Robertson as a 4* others have him unrated to a 2*, does the algorithm have a kink in it? Not sure i would heap all the praise on rivals that you did. Never felt it was as good as the other 2 IMO.
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    A/V Subscriber Anaranjado Shaolin Style

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    will def. check it out. thanks for the post.
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    247Composite Rating


    The 247Composite Rating is a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect "rankings" and "ratings" listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services. It converts average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a concensus No. 1 prospect across all services.
    The 247Composite Rating is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings.
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    All major media services share an equal percentage in the 247Composite Rating.
    The composite index equally weights this percentage among the services that participate in a ranking for that specific prospect.
    A composite strength meter, indicated by red bars, illustrates the total number of industry services that have ranked the prospect. A full strength meter indicates the prospect has been ranked by all industry services participating in the composite.
    All industry services have a different philosophy on number of "stars" distributed with each class. The 247Composite Rating assigns stars based on an approximate average distribution of stars from the industry.
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  8. LakeCowboy

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    Also saw that we jumped from around 37 on team ranking to 22 with the new composite. It probably still has its flaws, but I appreciate that they are making attempts to deliver a more accurate/unbiased product.
  9. Baizanator

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    247 is the way to go in the rankings department. Their rankings aren't influenced by subscription numbers.
  10. CampusCowboy

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    So its the BCS computer formulas then. :)

    Some "proprietary" mystical accumulation of numbers.
  11. More Cowbell

    A/V Subscriber More Cowbell You dropped a bomb on me.

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    Perhaps the best available, but how accurate can it really be when it's 75% based on sources that they regard as insufficient? 1/3 of 3 different turds is still a turd.
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  12. GoPokes12

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    The problem with 247 is they are smaller. They don't have the resources to see many prospects live. They also leave way more players unranked.
  13. 65POKE

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    Noticed today they have lowered Deric (from 4* to 3*) to one from the bottom, only above Salinas.
  14. malpoke

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    Well this sort of composite ranking left us out the from the BCS title game. I hope our recruits do not give too much fuss over whatever number they came up with.

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