Ranking the Tennessee Volunteers 2006 list of recruits

Before starting the player pages for Tennessee’s newest recruits, I of course had to figure out who should be first, and that turned out to be more of a chore than I thought it would, mostly because it involved math. So the first of the player pages will have to wait until this weekend.

But I have ranked the players according to how the various recruiting services viewed them. Here’s my methodology, as subjective as it may be: Since Scout.com and Rivals.com seem to be the Pepsi and Coke of recruiting sources, I first averaged the star ratings of each player and ranked accordingly. I used ESPN.com’s “grade” for each player to break any ties. Any ties after that were broken by complete subjectivity without any thought whatsoever because it was getting late.

So here are the newest Tennessee Volunteers, sorted by highest ranking:

This weekend, I’ll start the player pages, beginning with Walter Fisher. See ya then.

3 Responses to “Ranking the Tennessee Volunteers 2006 list of recruits”

  1. Sam says:

    Those rankings happen, or am I missing something on this page?

  2. Joel Hollingsworth says:

    If you can’t see the rotating stars, you’re missing some of the content. You need the Flash plugin, which can be downloaded for free from the Macromedia website.

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