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How Bad is the Michigan 2018 Signing Class

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ashtabulassassin's picture
March 12, 2018 at 5:05pm

On the face of it, the #21 class doesn't sound so bad. That is ahead of about 100 other D1 FBS Programs. Plenty of programs do quite a bit with less talent. The class is also #3 in the big ten, which sounds about right and could be viewed as a feather in their cap given the quality of the big ten right now. So I was curious to quantify exactly how good their class was compared to ours.

Was the ranking difference big but the talent gap small? In other words were there a ton of fairly comparable classes all at the top that makes the #21 ranking look like less than it really is? 

They still have 7 composite 4 star players in the class and tons of other ranked three stars so I decided to compare. And this is the result.

if you take OSU's 2018 class: (

and if we completely whiffed on (didn't sign):

Nicholas Petit-Frere

Taron Vincent

Marcus Hooker

L'Christian Smith

Tommy Togiai

Max Wray

Tyler Friday

Jeremy Ruckert

Master Teague

Josh Proctor

Javontae Jean-Baptiste

Matthew Baldwin

K'Vaughan Pope

Alex Williams

Cameron Brown

And replaced them with nobody, and just went with our class of 11. We'd still be ranked 2 spots above them.

(can model it here:

We really should be thankful Urban Meyer is on our side.



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