A couple of months ago, I wrote about the importance of the recruiting landscape in recruiting in the Lone Star State.
Since then, we’ve had a number of articles and reports that have attempted to make a case for the importance and power of the Big 12.
But what is the reality of recruiting in Texas?
Is it really that easy to make it in the Big Ten?
Let’s dive into some of the more popular arguments and see what they tell us about recruiting in this state.
Let’s start with a few key statistics.
The average recruiting ranking in the SEC is No. 10 in the country.
In fact, it ranks in the top 25 in recruiting rankings in the nation.
That is not a big surprise considering the conference is often considered to be a bit of a recruiting basket, but it is worth noting that a number a the Big East ranks in a tie for 10th in the league.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is No, 2 in recruiting, while the Mountain West is No 1.
In the Big XII, the Pac-12 is No 2, followed by the Big 10 at No. 3.
There is also a lot of talk about the conference not being as good as the Big West.
I don’t know if that is true, but I would bet against the Big South and SEC in the rankings.
Here are the top 10 recruiting rankings according to our data, per our ranking tool:For those that don’t want to click through the full article, here are the Top 10 recruiting ranks according to ESPN.com.
This chart also shows the importance that the conference places on recruiting in a number different ways.
While the Big 11 is the only conference with a recruiting ranking that is higher than the Big 8, it also ranks in some of our top 25 recruiting rankings:It is also worth noting here that the Big Eight ranks in our top 50 rankings.
The conference is ranked No. 2 in the recruiting rankings, which is in line with our data.
The Big Ten is No 4 in the conference, while Notre Dame and Maryland rank in our No. 7 and No. 8 spots respectively.
The only other conference to be ranked higher than our rankings is the SEC.
The league is ranked in the middle of our list, but has a recruiting rank that is a bit higher than most other conferences.
Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Tennessee and Wisconsin are all ranked in our rankings.
This is just one chart.
There are many more that I could list, such as how much money the Big 9 has, or how much of the money is paid to players from outside of Texas.
However, this is what I am talking about when I say that recruiting in Austin is an easy thing to do.
So let’s look at some of those recruiting rankings.