The SEC is a Jimmies and Joes conference.

This chart comes from Athlon.

The chart below highlights the average recruiting ranking for all SEC programs across the last five years (2015-19), according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings, in addition to the won-loss record for each team (both overall and in conference) during the last five years (2014-18).

Screenshot_2019-02-13 Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2019(1)

Screenshot_2019-02-13 Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2019(2)

That’s a pretty solid correlation between wins and recruiting rankings there… except for Tennessee and Mississippi State.

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13 responses to “The SEC is a Jimmies and Joes conference.

  1. Greg

    “Step by step, little by little”….getting closer. Wonder how many MNCG we would have made it to if we played in the ACC.

    Bet Bobby Bowden has that answer.

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  2. Dawg1

    “There’s a pretty solid correlation between wins and recruiting rankings there… except for Tennessee and Mississippi State.”

    Definitely a correlation there to the coaching they got after arriving on campus. (UT, especially has had good overall talent the last few years with a few holes such as on the OL one year; those who say they didn’t have the talent were wrong).

    Truly comes down to how bad the UT coaches were. Their 2016 swan dive was criminal.

    Fascinating.

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  3. Biggus Rickus

    For an analysis like this, it makes more sense to start with the recruiting two years prior to the record period. At least one year prior. ’18 would have very little relevance in most cases, and ’19 has none.

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  4. Greg

    “Step by step, little by little”….we are getting closer. Wonder how many MNCG we would have been in if we played in the ACC.

    Bet Bobby Bowden would know.

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  5. Sorry where is the 3 star recruit with a 5 star heart column?

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  6. Wow, just look at the huge move upward SCU has made in recent years as they continue to close the gap on us; all while we remain stagnant (after all, CMR was a good recruiter too!) Monster cannon shot, I’m afraid to say.

    For any idiot who continues to espouse the notion that stars don’t matter, simply show them this chart and walk away. Also, I read that something like 79% of both the Rams and Patriots roster for the Super bowl was comprised of 4 or 5 star athletes. The fact that there are only 30 or so 5 stars yearly and around 200-250 4 stars, with the remaining thousands upon thousands of recruits being 3 star or less, that too shows yet again that stars matter.

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  7. Uglydawg

    Tennessee’s stats are weird.
    Overall record is 34/29 while conference record is 14/26 ?
    So they only lost three non-conference games in 5 years while posting a pitiful conference record? And remember that three of those conference losses are to Vandy…and the whole east was down some.
    And Vandy? Nine conference wins in 5 years..and a third of those over Tennessee.

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  8. DawgPhan

    I am going to assume most of the readers of this blog are going to be throughly confused by that chart.

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  9. Stat sheets not with standing, i’m really taken back when a staff has a “process” and set forth on a mission to accomplish roster management, player attrition,position needs for now and going forward..whether UGA ever wins the big trophy or not, it won’t be do to lack of effort to “always be crootin”…….GO DAWGS!

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  10. Looked like Mizzo was an outlier too. They outperformed their recruiting, or the recruiting analysis was skewed.

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