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Recruiting Numbers

Below is a list of schools and their recruiting numbers over the years.  This originally started out as a comparison between the SEC (the conference with the worst problem of oversigning) and the Big 10 (the conference that has had rules in place on oversigning for years), and has since expanded to include programs from around the country.

These numbers were pulled from Rivals.com recruiting database around the end of February, 2010.  We understand that there have been a few additional players signed since then, but we have decided to wait until August to review and update the final number of players signed for each team. 

SEC Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
Auburn SEC 31 27 29 22 25 30 29 28 32 253 28.11
Miss. State SEC 30 28 23 29 24 33 27 27 26 247 27.44
South Carolina SEC 27 28 29 28 24 31 23 29 23 242 26.89
Arkansas SEC 23 25 32 24 26 27 26 31 25 239 26.56
Ole Miss SEC 18 21 25 28 30 22 31 37 25 237 26.33
Alabama SEC 19 19 29 32 23 25 32 27 29 235 26.11
Kentucky SEC 15 22 28 26 31 29 20 29 26 226 25.11
LSU SEC 26 28 26 13 26 26 26 24 29 224 24.89
Tennessee SEC 25 22 24 26 22 32 18 22 25 216 24.00
Florida SEC 23 26 23 18 27 27 22 17 27 210 23.33
Georgia SEC 31 25 20 17 28 23 24 20 19 207 23.00
Vanderbilt SEC 22 22 20 25 25 14 21 18 24 191 21.22

Big 12 Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
Iowa State B12 27 26 29 27 30 25 25 26 28 243 27.00
Kansas State B12 30 17 26 26 30 34 33 25 17 238 26.44
Oklahoma State B12 28 31 19 21 29 23 28 26 27 232 25.77
Texas Tech B12 24 25 26 21 34 26 16 25 25 222 24.66
Baylor B12 25 22 20 22 29 29 23 28 23 221 24.55
Mizzu B12 23 23 25 23 25 27 24 25 23 218 24.22
Texas A&M B12 23 24 28 25 23 18 24 28 23 216 24.00
Oklahoma B12 24 24 18 27 28 21 21 23 29 215 23.89
Colorado B12 31 25 20 25 22 28 21 20 21 213 23.66
Nebraska B12 21 19 20 32 22 27 28 20 21 210 23.33
Kansas B12 22 27 21 28 25 23 20 25 18 209 23.22
Texas B12 28 18 20 15 25 24 20 20 22 192 21.33

Big East Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
West Virginia BigEast 34 24 24 32 16 28 30 26 21 235 26.11
Louisville BigEast 23 31 24 28 25 18 26 29 27 231 25.66
USF BigEast 20 29 25 21 28 27 24 29 20 223 24.77
Syracuse BigEast 24 23 32 19 24 27 26 16 29 220 24.44
Rutgers BigEast 24 25 23 25 26 23 20 23 24 213 23.66
Pittsburg BigEast 23 26 25 23 27 24 19 20 24 211 23.44
Cincinnati BigEast 23 24 18 25 19 23 24 25 22 203 22.55
Connecticut BigEast 14 20 28 25 22 29 22 21 20 201 22.33

PAC 10 Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
Oregon State PAC10 20 22 36 30 33 34 18 24 18 235 26.11
Arizona PAC10 29 26 29 26 25 19 24 24 22 224 24.88
Oregon PAC10 24 23 29 23 21 29 22 26 23 220 24.44
Arizona State PAC10 29 22 22 21 24 24 28 22 27 219 24.33
Washington St. PAC10 28 18 27 21 24 27 27 22 25 219 24.33
Washington PAC10 21 27 23 13 22 27 26 19 31 209 23.22
Cal PAC10 21 28 19 24 20 26 22 21 19 200 22.22
UCLA PAC10 26 19 26 21 22 11 23 27 23 198 22.00
USC PAC10 22 28 19 19 27 18 19 18 20 190 21.11
Stanford PAC10 16 26 12 17 18 19 17 22 23 170 18.89

ACC Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
North Carolina ACC 23 26 25 25 28 24 18 28 28 225 25.00
Florida State ACC 22 20 26 23 31 20 32 21 23 218 24.22
Miami ACC 24 24 28 17 22 19 33 19 28 214 23.77
Virginia Tech ACC 20 23 20 25 22 26 31 22 21 210 23.33
N.C. State ACC 22 21 22 24 22 26 17 26 21 201 22.33
Maryland ACC 22 21 22 24 22 26 17 26 21 201 22.33
Virginia ACC 26 22 19 24 23 24 18 25 18 199 22.11
Clemson ACC 26 17 27 25 20 23 25 12 23 198 22.00
Duke ACC 22 14 24 23 26 21 17 27 20 194 21.55
Boston College ACC 17 24 20 16 20 18 29 18 21 183 20.33
Georgia Tech ACC 15 21 24 19 16 20 20 21 21 177 19.66
Wake Forest ACC 20 23 18 19 15 20 17 23 19 174 19.33

Big 10 Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
Purdue B10 27 26 28 21 27 19 26 20 24 218 24.22
Minnesota B10 27 27 24 20 22 24 29 20 24 217 24.11
Michigan State B10 21 21 31 27 28 23 21 23 21 216 24.00
Illinois B10 23 27 24 20 27 23 28 22 20 214 23.78
Wisconsin B10 25 22 23 22 23 18 26 21 24 204 22.67
Indiana B10 21 25 26 25 21 20 20 19 25 202 22.44
Iowa B10 22 22 21 23 21 22 25 20 21 197 21.89
Michigan B10 21 17 22 23 19 20 24 22 27 195 21.67
Penn State B10 22 11 25 19 24 21 14 27 20 183 20.33
Ohio State B10 24 16 24 18 20 15 20 25 18 180 20.00
Northwestern B10 22 22 15 20 17 19 20 18 17 170 18.89

Sun Belt Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
Troy University SunBelt 0 26 26 32 25 32 33 40 34 248 27.56
ULM SunBelt 23 25 22 32 22 26 22 28 23 223 24.78

Independents Recruiting Numbers 2002 - 2010

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
Notre Dame Ind. 18 21 16 15 28 18 23 18 23 180 20.00

Here are those comparisons we were talking about between the Big 10 and the SEC.  These numbers are just 2006 - 2010; we know that it is a little confusing because the chart above is 2002 - 2010, but we wanted to look at just the last five recruiting classes.  The gap widens a lot more if we go back to 2002.
 

Conference Comparisons 2002 - 2010

Comparisons SEC Big 12 BigEast PAC10 Big10 ACC
Average # of Total Recruits Signed Per School: 227 219 215 208 199 199
Total Players Signed: 2,727 2,629 1,737 2,084 2,196 2,394
Highest Single School Total: 253 243 235 235 218 225
Lowest Single School Total: 191 192 201 170 170 174
# of Times Over 25 in Single Class: 54 37 23 28 18 22
# of Times 28 or More in Single Class: 33 24 14 14 5 10
# of Back to Back Classes of 25 or More: 35 24 11 8 6 5

Lastly, here is the big board...it's not complete yet, not even close

All BCS Schools

Teams Conf. 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Average
Auburn SEC 31 27 29 22 25 30 29 28 32 253 28.11
Miss. State SEC 30 28 23 29 24 33 27 27 26 247 27.44
Iowa State B12 27 26 29 27 30 25 25 26 28 243 27.00
South Carolina SEC 27 28 29 28 24 31 23 29 23 242 26.89
Arkansas SEC 23 25 32 24 26 27 26 31 25 239 26.56
Kansas State B12 30 17 26 26 30 34 33 25 17 238 26.44
Ole Miss SEC 18 21 25 28 30 22 31 37 25 237 26.33
Alabama SEC 19 19 29 32 23 25 32 27 29 235 26.11
West Virginia BigEast 34 24 24 32 16 28 30 26 21 235 26.11
Oregon State PAC10 20 22 36 30 33 34 18 24 18 235 26.11
Oklahoma State B12 28 31 19 21 29 23 28 26 27 232 25.77
Louisville BigEast 23 31 24 28 25 18 26 29 27 231 25.66
Kentucky SEC 15 22 28 26 31 29 20 29 26 226 25.11
North Carolina ACC 23 26 25 25 28 24 18 28 28 225 25.00
LSU SEC 26 28 26 13 26 26 26 24 29 224 24.89
Arizona PAC10 29 26 29 26 25 19 24 24 22 224 24.88
USF BigEast 20 29 25 21 28 27 24 29 20 223 24.77
Texas Tech B12 24 25 26 21 34 26 16 25 25 222 24.66
Baylor B12 25 22 20 22 29 29 23 28 23 221 24.55
Syracuse BigEast 24 23 32 19 24 27 26 16 29 220 24.44
Oregon PAC10 24 23 29 23 21 29 22 26 23 220 24.44
Arizona State PAC10 29 22 22 21 24 24 28 22 27 219 24.33
Washington St. PAC10 28 18 27 21 24 27 27 22 25 219 24.33
Mizzu B12 23 23 25 23 25 27 24 25 23 218 24.22
Florida State ACC 22 20 26 23 31 20 32 21 23 218 24.22
Purdue B10 27 26 28 21 27 19 26 20 24 218 24.22
Minnesota B10 27 27 24 20 22 24 29 20 24 217 24.11
Tennessee SEC 25 22 24 26 22 32 18 22 25 216 24.00
Texas A&M B12 23 24 28 25 23 18 24 28 23 216 24.00
Michigan State B10 21 21 31 27 28 23 21 23 21 216 24.00
Oklahoma B12 24 24 18 27 28 21 21 23 29 215 23.89
Miami ACC 24 24 28 17 22 19 33 19 28 214 23.77
Illinois B10 23 27 24 20 27 23 28 22 20 214 23.78
Colorado B12 31 25 20 25 22 28 21 20 21 213 23.66
Rutgers BigEast 24 25 23 25 26 23 20 23 24 213 23.66
Pittsburg BigEast 23 26 25 23 27 24 19 20 24 211 23.44
Florida SEC 23 26 23 18 27 27 22 17 27 210 23.33
Nebraska B12 21 19 20 32 22 27 28 20 21 210 23.33
Virginia Tech ACC 20 23 20 25 22 26 31 22 21 210 23.33
Kansas B12 22 27 21 28 25 23 20 25 18 209 23.22
Washington PAC10 21 27 23 13 22 27 26 19 31 209 23.22
Georgia SEC 31 25 20 17 28 23 24 20 19 207 23
Wisconsin B10 25 22 23 22 23 18 26 21 24 204 22.67
Cincinnati BigEast 23 24 18 25 19 23 24 25 22 203 22.55
Indiana B10 21 25 26 25 21 20 20 19 25 202 22.44
Connecticut BigEast 14 20 28 25 22 29 22 21 20 201 22.33
N.C. State ACC 22 21 22 24 22 26 17 26 21 201 23.22
Maryland ACC 22 21 22 24 22 26 17 26 21 201 22.33
Cal PAC10 21 28 19 24 20 26 22 21 19 200 22.22
Virginia ACC 26 22 19 24 23 24 18 25 18 199 22.11
UCLA PAC10 26 19 26 21 22 11 23 27 23 198 22.00
Clemson ACC 26 17 27 25 20 23 25 12 23 198 22.00
Iowa B10 22 22 21 23 21 22 25 20 21 197 21.89
Michigan B10 21 17 22 23 19 20 24 22 27 195 21.67
Duke ACC 22 14 24 23 26 21 17 27 20 194 21.55
Texas B12 28 18 20 15 25 24 20 20 22 192 21.33
Vanderbilt SEC 22 22 20 25 25 14 21 18 24 191 21.22
USC PAC10 22 28 19 19 27 18 19 18 20 190 21.11
Boston College ACC 17 24 20 16 20 18 29 18 21 183 20.33
Penn State B10 22 11 25 19 24 21 14 27 20 183 20.33
Ohio State B10 24 16 24 18 20 15 20 25 18 180 20.00
Notre Dame Ind. 18 21 16 15 28 18 23 18 23 180 20.00
Georgia Tech ACC 15 21 24 19 16 20 20 21 21 177 19.66
Wake Forest ACC 20 23 18 19 15 20 17 23 19 174 19.33
Stanford PAC10 16 26 12 17 18 19 17 22 23 170 18.89
Northwestern B10 22 22 15 20 17 19 20 18 17 170 18.89