It ain’t rocket science, peeps.

There’s a reason elite recruiters make the big bucks, and it’s not because they’ve developed mad Twitter skillz.

It is what it is.

The good news, if you’re a Georgia fan, isn’t that you now have an explanation for Georgia’s absence from the national title stage.  It’s that Kirby Smart may be closer to opening that door than you think.

The 2015 national champion is very likely to come from these 12 schools.

Blue chip % Odds to make Playoff
Alabama 77 +190
USC 70 +340
Ohio State 68 -350
Notre Dame 67 +600
LSU 61 +550
Florida State 60 +260
Michigan 59 NL
Auburn 56 +350
Texas 55 NL
Texas A&M 54 NL
UCLA 53 +600
Georgia 51 +450


In other words, there is some quality depth there to build on, even if it isn’t allocated efficiently.  But it seems pretty clear that Georgia has to chase more top level talent down to catch up with the unreal depth at the top of that chart.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

10 responses to “It ain’t rocket science, peeps.

  1. MGW

    Least likely of the ones with a chance. Sounds about right.


  2. ApalachDawg

    Are there three other programs that are underperforming more than UGA, Texas and UCLA? (I would have included Michigan but they seem pointed in the right direction)
    Where’s the beef?


  3. JCDAWG83



  4. Hobnail_Boot

    See Florida on there? Me neither.

    That’s why Richt got canned.


  5. UGA85

    Geographically, we should be at the top of that list. But I think recruiting well and winning is kind of like the chicken and the egg thing. Which comes first? We need more big wins to keep the elite talent in state, but we need the elite recruits to win big games. Hopefully, we can beat Ole Miss or UT or Florida and raise our profile a bit this year.


  6. DawgFlan

    This list is bad news to me. How many of our blue-chip signees are still on roster? That post on the 2013 class makes me think its a lot less then 51%. And even if they were all here, that would mean 43 of our 85 scholarships were blue chips, while Bama has 65. That’s a difference of 22, coincidentally a full set of starters. Yikes.


  7. Paloaltodog

    This is based on percentage blue chip. Keep in mind that much like USC the absolute numbers are lower than others on the list.


  8. Uglydawg

    There’s Auburn again. I never really can understand the Auburn love.


    • Macallanlover

      It was 2015 odds, the year several voters tookollk000000000\ stupid about AU. Those same schools would make a reasonable list most years if you were doing one. If you put OU, Oregon, Clemson and LSU in and drop UCLA, that would be a Top 15 list you could take every year…..and give odds one of your teams will win it. I wouldn’t really bet ND but they always get shots they don’t deserve.


  9. The other doug

    Florida had the 23rd best recruiting class last year. There is a good chance they close out this year on a weak note and will probably drop out of the top 10.

    Might take awhile for them to recover from that.