Surprised there wasn't already a thread, in any event, to the shock of no one ESPN's new rankings are a complete joke. They have fallen so far behind the other services notably rivals and especially 247 that its hard to imagine the recruiting nation has a viable future. I have suggested before that they are just understaffed and thus overwhelmed to be as good as other sites. In truth, I have no idea how large their team is or how they go about evaluations, any one have any idea? Of course there is always speculation that ESPN has a bias against the midwest and over ranks the south, but their issue seems larger than that. I think they should try (if possible) to partner with one of the other sites in an effort to legitimize what they are putting out there before becoming completely irrelevant.