Recruiting Rankings Don’t Tell Tale for Iowa, or Notre Dame, or Florida State …

There’s a reason why Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz doesn’t get too flustered by recruiting rankings.

Namely, they don’t necessarily translate into wins and losses.

Our good friends at thewizofodds.com compared Iowa and West Virginia’s recruiting rankings of the last eight years to more-touted programs like Miami, Florida State, Tennessee and Notre Dame.

Then the Wiz looked at those program’s won-lost records in that time.

You Iowa fans out there may get a kick out of this:

http://www.thewizofodds.com/the_wiz_of_odds/2009/02/ok-heres-the-breakdown-in-rivals-recruiting-rankings-since-2002-i-took-little-old-iowa-and-its-classes-of-slow-white-farm.html

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One response to “Recruiting Rankings Don’t Tell Tale for Iowa, or Notre Dame, or Florida State …

  1. Well, yes, if you just cherry pick the most extreme examples it is really easy to prove your point. It’s also really crappy statistical analysis, but hey, it makes Iowa look good!

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