2012 Team Composite Recruiting Rankings
The CFBMatrix Composite Recruiting Rank (#RR) is the base for all calculations and profiling of schedules, coaching and expected results. We do not use any one data set from what is readily available to all fans. We use our Composite Team Recruiting Rankings (not our ‘formula’ using everyone’s analysis) which have been proven to be far more accurate in predictions and is adjusted over 4 years for early loses to recruiting classes.
I have developed a system that uses all available sources for team ranking. I discovered that there can be biases in recruiting rankings toward or against teams and conferences. These biases are hard to find and change as evaluators and focus changes in each system. Every year since 2005, every public ranking available was tested to determine if any one of them was a superior system. There is no one superior ranking system for the CFBMatrix, although some rankings are no longer used as they drag down predictions, so the Composite Recruiting Ranking was developed. It uses all available information to create a team rank that is less biased and strengthens our recruiting based modeling.
The pages linked to this section are a based in the recruiting rankings for the most recent recruiting cycle (2012), the year over year rank trend (2011-2012) and the 4 year composite team ranking (2009-2012). You can find this detail of recruiting information nowhere else on the web.