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NeverRains
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Texas
Member since Jun 2012
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Someone explain this to me

Alabama gets one four-star recruit in Robert Foster and jumps from No. 6 to No. 1. LSU since has gotten a highly rated four star and a highly rated three star and jumps from No. 7 to No. 5. I don't get it.


Restomod
LSU Fan
Highland Park, Tx
Member since Mar 2012
3797 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
Nothing to get...Bama bias


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Sev09
LSU Fan
Brandon Harris Fan Club, Founder
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Someone explain this to me
They still have more 5 stars than us. Just wait til Nkemdiche picks us.


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lsuhunt555
Furman Fan
Teakwood Village Breh
Member since Nov 2008
23689 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
This is literally discussed every year when this exact same thing happens. The same reason why I canceled my Rivals subscription. Crock of shite.


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PacoDeTaco
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BR
Member since Feb 2007
1885 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
Rivals is ran by bama grads. It is known that a player is given additional stars for getting a bama offer. Stars continue to mean nothing.


phison
Member since Dec 2011
615 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
Its a formula...their sum is higher, that simple

chill out it means nothing no worries


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LSUANDY25
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Ft Worth
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Someone explain this to me
Alabama has a great class as well. Its nice to win the recruiting public opinion poll on paper, but if u are in the top 10 You have a very good class u just never know. mathieu Claiborne Hester Lafell
Logan, Mills, Collins williford and im sure im leaving several others out that are the most recent. Last yr was considered a down yr for LSU recruiting on paper. If it was done today LSU would be ranked much higher maybe 1st.


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Sterling Archer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2012
2174 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
On the field I can't say they have better talent than us. Most times in terms of talent I don't think that there is much discrepancy between teams ranked in the top 10.


LSUANDY25
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Ft Worth
Member since Dec 2012
2143 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
Alabama and LSU are spitting images of each other offensively. Bama runs a 3-4 LSU runs a 4-3 We have better DL's they usually have better LB's, because of this. DB's are gr8 both schools. LSU had held a slight edge at DB's but Alabama has had an edge at QB recently. Both Schools are built to beat each other not much is going to change moving forward between the two styles.


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mpwilging
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Virginia Beach, VA
Member since Jan 2011
1132 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
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On the field I can't say they have better talent than us. Most times in terms of talent I don't think that there is much discrepancy between teams ranked in the top 10.


Point #1 - I disagree. How can you say our QBs or WRs are similar in talent. Or for that matter, compare the RBs. There is no way, even as good as ours are, that you can objectively say we are even. Then look at the TE Bama has compared to ours. Way better IMO.I don't say this because I want to, rather because it is the truth.

Point #2 - I totally agree. If you are in the top 10, there is very little difference in talent for a recruiting class.


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DaBike
LSU Fan
Katy, Tx
Member since Jan 2008
1663 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
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Rivals is ran by bama grads. It is known that a player is given additional stars for getting a bama offer. Stars continue to mean nothing.


Everyone wants to go from one site to another and think they are somehow different. Just make sure the site you are moving to is really different. Some people went on to Scout and like it. I do find it funny how a lot of people have now jumped on 247 started by Shannon Terry who is a Bama fan and an original key player in Rivals. Looks like Shannon just keeps reinventing him and making a lot of money.

At least Bama’s performance on the field does not align with the opinions on their recruiting class….



College Football Recruiting Million Dollar Man

The start of 247
24/7 is a new effort of which Bucknuts is on the ground floor along with another 20 or so of the industry’s largest web sites. It is headed by Shannon Terry, previously the founder of Rivals.com. Terry served as Rivals’ Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the corporate strategy, new product development and day-to-day management. He was named to the Sports Business Journal's Forty-Under-40 in 2006 and 2007, and the Forty-Under-40 Hall of Fame in 2008. Terry was also named to the trade publication's 20 Most Influential People in Online Sports list in 2007 and 2008.

Shannon Terry, founder of 247 sports, the third college team site and recruiting company he's founded in the past nineteen years…..

“Born in rural north Alabama in tiny Woodville, population 300, the only child of two cattle farmers…”

…”Growing up Terry was an Alabama fan -- a fact that he still hears about on the message boards today -- but now he says he's more of an SEC and college football fan. "The Auburn people won't believe it," he says, "but it's true."….

Terry has played major roles in
• Alliance Sports.
• Rivals
• 247 Sports
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dstone12
East Carolina Fan
Member since Jan 2007
4299 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
You care too much about stars and rankings.

Start caring more about why this team didn't smash an ACC team in the most highly watched non-bcs bowl of all time, according to espn.


AtlantaLSUfan
LSU Fan
now back in Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2009
9475 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
Also, Rivals only ranks the first 25 recruits or something. If you have under that number you get huge moves for commitments.

After you reach that number, adding a highly ranked player only drops-off your 25th highest ranked. Thus smaller move in team rankings.


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Greg
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
218 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
Do more research.


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gOLDTiger
LSU Fan
California
Member since Jan 2011
1404 posts

re: Someone explain this to me
I'll take college football for $200, Alex:

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the most highly watched non-bcs bowl of all time, according to espn


[Answer] Fan base - why young recruits LOVE the thought of playing for LSU Tigers..


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