Big Six' Conference Teams by Recruiting Class
When all of the major CFB teams are grouped into conferences by recruiting class ranking, with the highest being called the "Five Star Conference," the Five Star Conference members regularly defeat the lower conference members, and out of the last 22 teams to appear in national championship games, only one was not in the Five Star Conference. . . . . .:
FIVE-STAR: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas.
Note that, since 2003, the
eleven teams in the "five-star" group have combined for 21 appearances
in the BCS Championship game, compared to one appearance by any of the
64 teams listed below. (The lone exception in that span, Oregon, just
barely missed the cut for five-star status.) The only "five-star" teams
that never played for a title in the BCS era are Georgia and Michigan;
among the rest, only Notre Dame failed to make a repeat trip.
Arkansas, California, Clemson, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ole
Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas
A&M, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Washington.
Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland,
Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Oregon
State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, TCU, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West
BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Indiana,
Kansas, Minnesota, N.C. State, Northwestern, Purdue, South Florida,
Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin.
Boise State, Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, Duke, Iowa
State, Kansas State, Memphis, SMU, Syracuse, Temple, Wake Forest.
Over the same four-year span,
those 75 teams played head-to-head 1,488 times. Here are the results of
those games, with winning records in black and losing records in red:http://www.footballstudyhall.com/2014/2/5/5382140/recruiting-matters-why-the-sites-get-the-rankings-right