Press Release (ePRNews.com) - New York, NY - Oct 27, 2016 - 2017 NUC Sports Team Recruiting Rankings V1.6 as of 10/25 11:00 AM (EST)
There are a couple of big changes in the NUC Sports Team Rankings this week. Alabama moves to #1 with the commitment of tight end Major Tennison of Bullard (Texas). Tennison is a Southwest Top 60 and Ultimate 250 prospect giving the Crimson Tide 1.5 recruiting points.
“It looks like once again Alabama is dominating the 2017 recruiting class. Nick Saban continues a trend that has been ongoing for over a decade, RECRUITING DOMINANCE.”
Also making a big move is TCU. The Horned Frogs picked up a pair of Ultimate 250 receivers in Jalen Reagor, Waxahachie (Texas), and Omar Manning, Lancaster (Texas). TCU moves from just outside the NUC Sports Top 25 to #22. Reagor was previously committed to Oklahoma. The loss drops the Sooners from #4 to #6.
Dropping out of the Top 25 are the Iowa Hawkeyes who lost a commitment from Wylie East (Texas) running back Eno Benjamin.
Defensive end Donovan Jeter of Beaver Falls (Pa.) decommitted from Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish remain at #7 though the gap between them and Clemson narrows. Jeter is now committed to Michigan. The Wolverines remain at #3 but severely cut the gap with #2 Ohio State.
How are the rankings calculated? The 350 players that made Regional Rankings are worth one-point towards team recruiting rankings. Every athlete that makes the Ultimate 250 will receive an additional half point towards team recruiting rankings. The 31 5-Stars will then be awarded another quarter point towards team recruiting rankings. Players in the JUCO Top 25 are worth half a point.
The college with the highest point total will be ranked #1 in team recruiting rankings. All ties in team recruiting rankings will first be broken by which school has the most regionally ranked players. The second tiebreaker is the number of Ultimate 250 commitments. If two teams are still tied after this then they will both have the same recruiting ranking.
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