The hard numbers on Rivals "Bama Bias"
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re: The hard numbers on Rivals "Bama Bias"
Posted by doubleb on 1/17 at 4:30 pm to bamasgot13
If I ran a recruiting service, I'd do just what these recruiting gurus do, I'd weight my predictions towards the better schools.

Does anyone believe that Rivals and 24/7 have better scouts and evaluators than do Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, etc?????????????

I do not.

My top ten for 2013

1) Alabama
2) Florida
3) Ohio State
4) Oregon
5) Georgia
6) LSU
7) Oklahoma
8) Notre Dame
10) Michigan

I did my list in 2 minutes and didn't burn any gas or watch a single tape.

Now to seel more subscriptions, I could drop a couple of teams out and add a couple in every month or so and really gin up interest.




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Posted by DaBike on 1/17 at 5:21 pm to DeltaDoc
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If I am not mistaken, 247 was started by the same Gumps that started Rivals (and eventually sold out to yahoo). They waited for the non-compete to expire and started 247.


Correct.



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Posted by byubengalboy on 1/17 at 6:15 pm to lob1284
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Or we can just accept that the the best program in college football actually gets the best recruits.


and it has been for some time....as I said years ago, "Saban is building a monster at bama." considering what he has at his disposal LSU has played very well against him in every game except the the JL meltdown and the mulligan. we must get better cause Sabama is here to stay.




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Posted by GeauxGus on 1/17 at 6:24 pm to kevlanmei
... I'm confused , don't understand ....


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Posted by FLObserver on 1/17 at 7:28 pm to GeauxGus
I'm a Die-hard LSU fan But how can you argue rankings.Alabama guys getting bias rankings maybe but when those guys are winning championships and we are going to the fricking chicken bowl . Maybe those rankings include head coaching for extra points


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Posted by Cecil D Diesel on 1/17 at 7:50 pm to lsujag1769
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Tre'Davious White is ranked 9 with no Bama commits ahead of him on 247.

This.



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Posted by jprice4608 on 1/17 at 8:34 pm to Cecil D Diesel
247 sports does their rankings with respect to where they think these guys will be drafted in 3-4 years. Picking a lot of Bama guys high is not a bad way to start.


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Posted by Tigers'Mojo on 1/17 at 8:44 pm to jprice4608
With the best recruits and by far the best coaches in T-town...I am just amazed that little ole LSU can hang in like we do.

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Posted by PsychedeliTide on 1/18 at 12:11 am to kevlanmei
So are you saying that Bama's false recruiting rankings have led to 3 NC's in the last 4 years?

Sounds good to me. Makes sense.


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Posted by JOHNN on 1/18 at 12:29 am to jprice4608
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247 sports does their rankings with respect to where they think these guys will be drafted in 3-4 years. Picking a lot of Bama guys high is not a bad way to start.




Exactly. JC explained this on Bill Kings show yesterday morning. All of their ranking are based on draftability, not how they project in college.



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Posted by LoyalTiger on 1/18 at 8:10 am to kevlanmei
So the argument is Rivals was started by Bama grads so they're bias.

Now we have 247...yeah!!!

But wait, 247 actually ranks Bama higher than Rivals. That doesn't make sense.

BUT WAIT, 247 was started by Bama grads.

So the entire world of recruiting (and ESPN for that matter) is against LSU and pro Bama.

That's not fair

Or just maybe these recruiting services do their homework and the best recruits are going to the school that has the best history of winning a NCs. Could that be the case?

Nah...what am I thinking? It's all a conspiracy against LSU. How can we not be ranked #1 in EVERYTHING? I just don't understand. :wah:

Signed, Butthurt LSU Fan


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Posted by Cincinnati Bowtie on 1/18 at 8:34 am to LoyalTiger
You're not an LSU fan if you use the term " Butthurt." That's reserved for Bama fans.


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Posted by catnip on 1/18 at 8:41 am to kevlanmei
Bama fans are full of themselves. One at my office stays on the internet all day looking at bama recruits and any news he can find on Saban.

He printed out a ranking from 4 or 5 recruiting sources. He looks at them and tells me the 2 he thinks is legitimate is the 2 who have bama at 1 and 2. The others had bama anywhere from 6th to 9th at the time.



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Posted by Patch on 1/18 at 8:45 am to tigerfan4120
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Didn't the Bama guy who started Rivals leave to create 247? Clearly both sites are tainted
Being in the industry, Everyone that created and made Rivals what it was and is today, left last year and created 247sports. Yahoo had to much control of the company and was holding them back. 247 is rivals in a sense, but with less regulation

Yahoo threw their money around at them and had to much control. If you listen to Bill King or any other 247 radio/podcast, there is a lot more personal commercials that the host runs through because they rely on independent donations and sponsorships more heavily now.


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Posted by Tha Truth on 1/18 at 12:01 pm to PsychedeliTide
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So are you saying that Bama's false recruiting rankings have led to 3 NC's in the last 4 years?

Sounds good to me. Makes sense.


Not the false recruiting rankings, the unwarranted rematch that national media pushed through; not having to play Oregon in Miami when the same type of season and reasoning put Bama in the year before; and more than anything, LSU being without 6 starters for most of the




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Posted by LoyalTiger on 1/18 at 12:06 pm to Tha Truth
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Not the false recruiting rankings, the unwarranted rematch that national media pushed through; not having to play Oregon in Miami when the same type of season and reasoning put Bama in the year before; and more than anything, LSU being without 6 starters for most of the


Are you serious? Oregon had a loss. ND didn't. Nothing like last year.



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Posted by TigerBait2008 on 1/18 at 3:11 pm to doubleb
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I did my list in 2 minutes and didn't burn any gas or watch a single tape.

Now to seel more subscriptions, I could drop a couple of teams out and add a couple in every month or so and really gin up interest.



Except bama isn't close to #1, and not having USC on there is an absolute fricking joke.



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Posted by LSUREM on 1/18 at 3:59 pm to bamasgot13
The past 2 recruiting years it is 24/7 that has taken over the Bama bias. As has been stated, (Lucky) a big Bama booster started Rivals and then 2 years or so ago sold it to yahoo and since started 24/7. They will always be #1 on 24/7 from here on out, even though other sites may not rank them that high. Same as it was when he owned Rivals in the past. Just my 2 cents for what it is worth.


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Posted by Jaketigger on 1/18 at 4:27 pm to kevlanmei
3/4 maybe not delusional


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