Ranking recruiters will be in a position to know whether a school is a top-10 recruit or a top 25 recruit, according to a new study.
The research also found that some coaches are taking the same type of time-tested, time-consuming approach to getting the best talent into their programs as other schools.
The study also found the same number of top-25 players as in previous years and a significantly higher number of prospects in the top 10 than in the last three years.
The number of first-team all-conference picks and first-round draft picks, both in the 2016 class, was significantly higher than in previous seasons.
And while recruiting rankings have remained relatively stable, the number of ESPN’s 247Sports Composite Top 100 recruits was significantly lower in 2016 than it was in 2015.
ESPN’s Composite Top 300 players had a net gain of 12 players in 2016, while the net loss was three.
“This study is a step forward in the research that has been undertaken,” ESPN recruiting analyst David Shambaugh said.
“It’s the first study that actually provides a meaningful measure of how well teams are recruiting in the national recruiting rankings.”
The study, which included data from the 247Sports composite rankings, was conducted by the Associated Press and ESPN on behalf of the Associated College Sports Writers Association.
The AP and ESPN had the right to share the data with the APSWA.
The researchers did not have access to data from 247Sports or ESPN.
“We believe that this study is the most comprehensive look at recruiting in college basketball since the NCAA’s recruiting rankings were first published in 2004,” ESPN senior recruiting analyst Matt Norlander said.
The study included data for the first three years of the ESPN.com/247Sports composite top 300, which includes only recruits who were ranked in the first round of the 2016 NCAI.
The data were weighted to take into account the number and ranking of players ranked in each draft class, including a class ranked in both the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament.
The AP and APSWC were responsible for collecting data from all ESPN recruiting websites, which were based in the United States and included data through the NCAA’s recruiting database.
The teams were then weighted to include a team’s total student-athletes who played at least 200 minutes at the college level during the calendar year.
The team’s average total student population was calculated.
The sample size was 100,000.
The researchers then looked at how many players from each of the schools listed in the ESPN recruiting rankings actually went to the NBA Draft in 2016.
For the first two years of that study, the AP and the APSB combined the data to create the first-year composite rankings.
Then, the data were combined to create a composite top 100 list for each school in that study.
The data in this study included all first- and second-round picks in the draft, and also a total student body of at least 100 students.
The total student populations were calculated by multiplying the number who participated in the NCAA Tournament, which was calculated by dividing the number people who played in the tournament by the total student enrollment.
The number of overall players on the first-, second- and third-round lists was also included in the study.