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2017 Opponents: Five-Year Composite and Player Ranking Averages

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August 10, 2017 at 8:17pm
Urban Meyer
You come at the king, you best have some recruits.

Earlier this afternoon, Ashtabulassassin had a question. He wanted to know the 5-year recruiting ranking average and 5-year player average for Ohio State's 2017 opponents.

Below you will find the answer to both questions.

Comparing Ohio State's Composite Average And It's 2017 Opponents

Over the past five years, Ohio State has a sizable advantage over this year's foes when it comes to composite average.

Three Observations. 

  1. The Buckeyes have close to a 37-point lead over the second place team on the list (Michigan), and over a 45-point advantage over Oklahoma. That's a big-ass gap.
  2. Half of the teams on Ohio State's 2017 schedule trail the Buckeyes by over 100 composite average points over the five-year span. Meyer is making those teams look like they are not trying. Believe me, they are trying.
  3. Only once did any of the 12 teams have a comp. rating above Ohio State's average of 295.62. Michigan accomplished this feat in 2017 with a rating of 295.68. 

 

Composite Average For Ohio St. And Its 2017 Opponents (2013- 2017)
RANK SCHOOL 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017     5 YR AVG
KING
OHIO STATE
303.35 296.08 279.60 289.12 309.96     295.62
1
MICHIGAN
288.74 233.54 194.82 280.38 295.68     258.63
2
OKLAHOMA
241.93 248.94 249.69 238.73 272.27     250.31
3
PENN STATE
195.70 221.35 250.00 237.79 240.36     229.04
4
MICHIGAN STATE
193.96 217.62 221.77 239.13 204.66     215.43
5
NEBRASKA
220.72 200.24 211.72 216.76 225.23     214.93
6
MARYLAND
193.11 190.98 182.31 190.15 231.45     197.60
  AVG 187.06 180.90 185.82 193.81 209.99     189.85
7
IOWA
171.96 171.84 169.99 181.39 191.27     177.29
8
INDIANA
190.33 180.46 175.35 172.23 168.07     177.29
9
RUTGERS
180.79 174.14 172.19 163.80 189.02     175.99
10
Illinois
176.35 153.35 181.74 153.64 185.30     170.08
11
UNLV
117.06 91.15 119.46 142.78 110.06     116.10
12
Army
74.07 87.22 100.83 108.90 106.59     95.52
2017 Class
Ohio State's 2017 class has the highest rating of any of the 65 listed in this article.

Comparing Ohio State's Player Average And It's 2017 Opponents

3 Observations.

  1. None of the teams had a single season average higher than Ohio State's five-year average of 920. Michigan was the closest with a 912 player average in 2017. 
  2. Army and UNLV should not make the trip to Columbus. Both teams are in the 700s and are well below bottom feeder Illinois.
  3. The teams have the same rankings for the player average as they do the composite average.
Player Averages For Ohio State And Its 2017 Opponents (2013- 2017)
RANK SCHOOL 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017     5 YR AVG
Ruler
OHIO STATE
931 906 903 916 945     920
1
MICHIGAN
906 899 878 899 912     899
2
OKLAHOMA
877 873 882 885 900     883
3
PENN STATE
862 868 891 881 889     878
4
MICHIGAN STATE
855 868 877 889 850     868
5
NEBRASKA
868 850 862 869 879     866
6
MARYLAND
843 845 847 842 869     866
  AVG 841 836 844 846 851     843
7
IOWA
826 836 833 843 845     837
8
INDIANA
834 824 838 837 832     833
9
RUTGERS
840 815 828 829 837     830
10
Illinois
829 823 835 813 837     827
11
UNLV
783 768 788 794 788     784
12
Army
771 763 766 771 768     768

 

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