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As far as I can tell, they're essentially the same thing. I believe 247 took the Industry Average Rank and just converted it into a number between 0 and 1.0000, which indicates a consensus No. 1 prospect across all services.
I haven't been able to look too much in depth at them, but a poster on MGoBlog pointed out a major flaw in the way you do the rankings.
"Ross Douglas is ranked the Composite #355 overall prospect (#28 CB) while Darian Hicks is ranked the Composite #256 overall prospect (#24 CB). Rivals, Scout, ESPN, & 247Sports all have Ross Douglas ranked above Hicks in their indvidual rankings so it is unclear how Douglas is lower in the Composite.
They only used inputted the data from each services top prospects lists(Rivals 250, ESPN 300, Scout 300) into their system. Because Hicks is not ranked in any those lists, he maintains only his 247Sports ranking (which turns out to be his highest). Douglas is ranked by a lot of those lists and that actually ends up bringing his ranking down because it is below his 247Sports ranking."
This is a problem and I hope the formula is reworked to avoid things like this
247sports never specified the other recruiting services the 247Composite was made up from.
Could you find out the other sites for us? Maxpreps? Scout? Rivals? ESPN? Other?
This post was edited by xxmgobluexx 21 months ago
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