Recruiting rankings: Hello, Indiana

Recruiting rankings: Hello, Indiana

With less than two months before signing day, here is how the national scouting services rank the Big Ten recruiting classes:

Scout.com
SCHOOL    NATIONAL RANK
1. Michigan    1
2. Ohio State    7
3. Nebraska    14
4. Wisconsin    26
5. Illinois    29
6. Northwestern    32
7. Penn State    33
8. Michigan State    37
9. Iowa    50
10. Indiana    53
11. Minnesota    73
12. Purdue    77

Rivals.com
1. Michigan    4
2. Ohio State    8
3. Illinois    24
4. Wisconsin    33
5. Northwestern    34
6. Nebraska    35
7. Penn State    37
8. Indiana    39
9. Michigan State    40
10. Iowa    49
11. Minnesota    61
12. Purdue    73

247 Sports
1. Ohio State    4
2. Michigan    6
3. Penn State    14
4. Nebraska    21
5. Wisconsin    25
6. Michigan State    42
7. Iowa    46
8. Northwestern    47
9. Illinois    48
10. Indiana    52
11. Minnesota    77
12. Purdue    78

Bob says ...
We asked college football beat writer Bob Asmussen for his take:

It’s quantity as much as quality that is pushing Illinois toward the top of the Big Ten. Nobody will have more new players entering the 2013 season. And nobody will have a bigger influx of help at the semester break. No surprise to see Michigan and Ohio State at the top of the rankings. They are both having big recruiting seasons, even picking players off each other’s lists. Good to see that rivalry is going strong. The surprise recruiting class: Go with Indiana, which is doing better now that Kevin Wilson has won a few games. Maybe basketball helps, too.

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ptevonian wrote on December 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

Can you guys please include the name of the sport somewhere in the first couple lines of your articles?  When you just launch into "With less than two months before signing day, here is how the national scouting services rank the Big Ten recruiting classes:" we don't know if you're talking football, men's basketball, women's basketball, volleyball, etc.

If we know the writer's beat, that helps, but it would be easier to just add a little tag under the headline that says "Football", "Men's Basketball", etc.   The articles are tagged anyway in your website system, so they can appear on the various sport-specific tabs -- just show us the tag, too.

Thanks!

 

Brownman07 wrote on December 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

Well considering that the article is posted under football stories, I'm going to take a guess and say this is for gymnastics.