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Re: FB Update: Athlon ranks Clemson #3 best ACC football roster [1]
Posted: Feb 24, 2014 7:36 PM
 

This ranks team talent based according to #'s from one publication: 24/7 sports. The ranking is strictly based on the average (in bold) team recruiting ranking given by 24/7 over a five year span. First thing to note is that there are 4-5 major recruiting publications out there, and they usually differ a bit. You would want to get an average of say the top five recruiting rankings out there to make this more legitimate.

Recruiting rankings are nice, but it doesnt always equate to success... it takes a solid overall program (athletes,coaches,admin,student support/fanbase,boosters/funding/facilities. etc...) to win consistently.

Recruiting class rankings are just a general gauge of incoming talent, nothing more. Its how the players develop and mesh their talents withing the framework of the team concept which makes for a winner. A consistent winner is the culmination of efforts by all those involved with the program.
Recruiting well consistently is definitely a key factor of the equation, but the # of stars doesn't guarantee you one player will come in and develop and produce better than another. Look at guys like Spencer Shuey and Andre Branch, who were both 2-3 star guys and ended up becoming ballers. Clemson has been getting enough talent to the point where they are a deep enough team to win consistently and beat the best out there. Clemson is 5-5 over the last ten years against FSU and FSU gets top 5 classes seemingly every year...There are a lot of talented athletes out there, many of which fly under the radar until they develop in a college setting...Clemson has done a good job of identifying solid young men who have plenty of talent to work with.

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Subject (Replies: 26) Author Date Posted
FB Update: Athlon ranks Clemson #3 best ACC football roster
TigerNet News® Feb 24, 2014 11:30 AM
How in the world is Miami above us?
Drobins Feb 24, 2014 11:41 AM
They're behind us on the field...
camcgee® Feb 24, 2014 1:25 PM
I don't think Miami is anywhere close to us on the field
Drobins Feb 24, 2014 1:57 PM
Completely agree
true Feb 24, 2014 2:08 PM
Re: FB Update: Athlon ranks Clemson #3 best ACC football roster
74TIGER Feb 24, 2014 11:50 AM
Just so you know...
camcgee® Feb 24, 2014 1:24 PM
vt fans were very concerned they had no one capable of
henry® Feb 24, 2014 10:35 PM
FB Update: Athlon ranks as 19th best
kfast600 Feb 24, 2014 11:56 AM
? lol
Tigerdug23® Feb 24, 2014 12:00 PM
Just a stupid articles imo..& when Winston leaves we're tied
lightbulbbill® Feb 24, 2014 1:41 PM
Re: Just a stupid articles imo..& when Winston leaves we're tied
tmac9wr Feb 24, 2014 1:53 PM
LMAO....hold on..catching breath...bwahahahahahah
Tigerman1978 Feb 24, 2014 2:13 PM
Re: LMAO....hold on..catching breath...bwahahahahahah
tmac9wr Feb 24, 2014 2:18 PM
Re: LMAO....hold on..catching breath...bwahahahahahah
Tigerman1978 Feb 24, 2014 2:26 PM
Re: LMAO....hold on..catching breath...bwahahahahahah
Tigerman1978 Feb 24, 2014 2:26 PM
Re: LMAO....hold on..catching breath...bwahahahahahah
tmac9wr Feb 24, 2014 2:32 PM
Re: LMAO....hold on..catching breath...bwahahahahahah
Tigerman1978 Feb 24, 2014 2:45 PM
Re: LMAO....hold on..catching breath...bwahahahahahah
tmac9wr Feb 24, 2014 2:48 PM
FSU pulled ahead maybe, but CU didn't slip behind
mpercy® Feb 24, 2014 6:08 PM
Soooo, Clemson has less talent but better coaching?
Francis Marion® Feb 24, 2014 2:45 PM
This article makes no sense at all. We're far better than Miami.
TigerBry83 Feb 24, 2014 2:49 PM
Re: FB Update: Athlon ranks Clemson #3 best ACC football roster
Splode Feb 24, 2014 7:36 PM
Well stated... +1.***
SOLOS® Feb 24, 2014 10:27 PM
Clemson has NOT slipped behind FSU
Tiger_Fan_007® Feb 24, 2014 8:08 PM
The article was very complimentary toward Clemson
noletime Feb 25, 2014 12:00 PM
What are you smoking?***
facman® Mar 2, 2014 7:34 AM