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Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
http://www.sportingnews.com/amp/ncaa-bas...ssion=true

In a nutshell, Mike argues "the worst teams in major conferences no longer stink". The schools in the P5 have such a disparity in resources that the strong recruits are choosing even the worst P5 schools over non P5 programs. There are several quotes from recruiting analysts who indicate the recruits are well aware of the "levels" and want to play at the "highest level"/P5.

He does state with the exception of UC, UConn, Wichita State and Gonzaga the rest are pretty much screwed.
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
He's putting some spin on the story to suit his narrative. There is a gap mostly because the power conferences have added the top non power schools over the past 10 years. The underperforming non power schools were underperforming 10 years ago. He also suggests that schools who can't recruit top 100 talent can't be successful, which isn't true.
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
Now is the time more than ever to win a championship or at least make a final 4. Gonzaga got close last year. We need to keep pushing against the narrative that G5 schools are doomed. UCONN needs to step up their game.
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
(02-14-2018 04:31 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  http://www.sportingnews.com/amp/ncaa-bas...ssion=true

In a nutshell, Mike argues "the worst teams in major conferences no longer stink". The schools in the P5 have such a disparity in resources that the strong recruits are choosing even the worst P5 schools over non P5 programs. There are several quotes from recruiting analysts who indicate the recruits are well aware of the "levels" and want to play at the "highest level"/P5.

He does state with the exception of UC, UConn, Wichita State and Gonzaga the rest are pretty much screwed.

There is absolutely cause to be concerned. This statistic is pretty damning...

Quote:In 1998, 67 percent of the top 100 prospects – as measured by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI) -- committed to teams in the nation’s top six conferences: ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, Pac-12.

By 2007, that percentage had increased to 89 percent.

In 2017, it was 95 percent.

That is why it is so critical for Memphis and UConn to revive their programs because right now the AAC is viewed as a 2nd tier league even though statistically they are a stronger league than the PAC-12 this year. It is absolutely hurting Cincinnati on the recruiting trail. Many top 150 prospects won't even consider Cincinnati because they don't play in the ACC or B1G. The UA, instead of Nike, affiliation probably hurts us a lot too but nothing we can do about that (hopefully the FBI comes down hard on the major Nike schools but they probably won't).
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
(02-14-2018 06:34 PM)UCbball21 Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 04:31 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  http://www.sportingnews.com/amp/ncaa-bas...ssion=true

In a nutshell, Mike argues "the worst teams in major conferences no longer stink". The schools in the P5 have such a disparity in resources that the strong recruits are choosing even the worst P5 schools over non P5 programs. There are several quotes from recruiting analysts who indicate the recruits are well aware of the "levels" and want to play at the "highest level"/P5.

He does state with the exception of UC, UConn, Wichita State and Gonzaga the rest are pretty much screwed.

There is absolutely cause to be concerned. This statistic is pretty damning...

Quote:In 1998, 67 percent of the top 100 prospects – as measured by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index (RSCI) -- committed to teams in the nation’s top six conferences: ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, Pac-12.

By 2007, that percentage had increased to 89 percent.

In 2017, it was 95 percent.

That is why it is so critical for Memphis and UConn to revive their programs because right now the AAC is viewed as a 2nd tier league even though statistically they are a stronger league than the PAC-12 this year. It is absolutely hurting Cincinnati on the recruiting trail.

With that said, recruiting in general seems to be funneling all the best players to just a few programs, in both football and basketball. Not just P5. It's amazing how many of the top 50-60 players end up at only a handfull of schools. It didn't used to be this bad, at least not in the 90's and 00's. I think it might be the Lebron/Warriors effect. It's in fashion to be on a super team instead of blazing your own trail.
 
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So the next time someone starts pissing and moaning about Mick not recruiting enough 5 star McDonald's All-Americans, just remember the part where 95% of the top 100 players are going to P5 schools.
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
According to 247. There are only 2 AAC players even in the top 150 for next year (#94-Houston and #143 Wichita).

Wake Forest, Providence, Creighton, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State. Each one of those schools has more top 150 players than the entire AAC combined, let that sink in...

And then you have the Dukes, UK's, KU's, and UNC's of the world swallowing up the top 25 elite talent. It's crazy.
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
(02-14-2018 08:27 PM)jarr Wrote:  According to 247. There are only 2 AAC players even in the top 150 for next year (#94-Houston and #143 Wichita).

Wake Forest, Providence, Creighton, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State. Each one of those schools has more top 150 players than the entire AAC combined, let that sink in...

And then you have the Dukes, UK's, KU's, and UNC's of the world swallowing up the top 25 elite talent. It's crazy.

That’s the gist of his article- even Nebraska and Clemson, historically schools that are garbage BB programs (but great football) are getting good.
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
Doesn’t seem to be hurting X. Or is the New Big East P6?
 
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RE: Decourcey: Power 5 Gap Now Noticeable In Hoops
(02-14-2018 08:40 PM)Billy_Bearcat Wrote:  Doesn’t seem to be hurting X. Or is the New Big East P6?

He’s lunping them in with them— the article references St. John’s.
 
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