The live evaluation period is in the books and all three major scouting services have updated their national rankings. There are plenty of 2013 prospects left on the board but the class has played its final season of AAU basketball and rankings are becoming more concrete.
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg.||Scout Avg.||ESPN Avg.||Rankings Avg.||Class Ave. Score||Class Cum. Score|
Find full class breakdowns, additions and subtractions of the last two months, and a note on how all of these numbers were calculated after the jump.
Action since last rankings:
- Jul 2, 2012: Northwestern adds commitment from Jaren Sina
- Jul 15, 2012: Northwestern adds commitment from Nate Taphorn
- Jul 21, 2012: Wisconsin adds commitment from Riley Dearring
- Jul 22, 2012: Penn State loses commitment from Brandon Austin
- Jul 27, 2012: Penn State adds commitment from Julian Moore
- Aug 7, 2012: Wisconsin adds commitment from Jordan Hill
- Aug 10, 2012: Nebraska adds commitment from Nick Fuller
- Aug 10, 2012: Nebraska adds commitment from Nathan Hawkins
- Aug 21, 2012: Nebraska adds commitment from Tai Webster
Zak Irvin adds a fourth star to officially give Michigan three consensus four star recruits.
Devin Davis and Collin Hartman were both downgraded to 2 stars and Luke Fischer was bumped down to 3 stars by ESPN.
Bryson Scott took a hit for Purdue, seeing his stock knocked down to 3-stars by ESPN.
A nice class for Illinois with a consensus four star wing and a big man that can play at the next level.
Wisconsin added a pair of commitments from Riley Dearring and Jordan Hill.
Nebraska added three commitments in August spanning from Wisconsin to Texas all the way to New Zealand.
Jaren Sina will go down as one of Bill Carmody’s best recruiting gets. Shooting point guard is top 100 per ESPN and top 150 per Rivals. Nate Taphorn is a local Illinois product that can flat out shoot the ball.
Penn State lost a top-100 commitment in Brandon Austin after his decommit but bounced back to score Julian Moore.
Ohio State still has just one commitment in the class of 2013, talented combo forward Marc Loving.
No commitments for Iowa.
No commitments for Michigan State.
No commitments for Minnesota.
Every player is given a normalized score on a 100 point scale for each of the three major scouting services. That score breaks down like this:
|100 =||5* Player|
|95 =||4* and top 50 player|
|90 =||4* player not in top 50|
|85 =||Top 150 player or top 30 at position|
|80 =||Top 40 at position|
|75 =||Top 50 at position or 3* player unranked at his position|
|70 =||Top 75 at position|
|65 =||Top 100 at position or 2* player unranked at his position|
|60 =||Top 300 player or 1* player unranked at his position|
|50 =||Player who has no star rating or position ranking|
That much is relatively simple. Those scores are combined into two cumulative metrics: Class Average Score and Class Cumulative Score.
- Class Average Score: Average normalized scores by service multiplied by the square root of the number of commitments/3.25 (13 total scholarships over 4 years).
- Class Cumulative Score: Sum of all normalized score for all recruits based on all services
The system is far from perfect – as was discussed in the comments of our last 2012 update – but we favor the current system to generate some sort of consistent, objective basis for comparing classes.
Special thanks to Trent Montemayor for compiling all of the data.