Top 100 Recruits - The last 5 seasons

GE Nole

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If we only included 5 star recruits 2016-2020:

AAC: - 2
Memphis - 2

ACC: - 37
Duke - 18
North Carolina - 8
Florida State - 3
Louisville - 3
Miami FL - 3
Wake Forest - 1
NC State - 1

Big 12: - 11
Kansas - 5
Texas - 4
Oklahoma State - 1
Oklahoma - 1

Big East: - 4
Villanova - 4

Big Ten: - 6
Michigan State - 3
Indiana - 2
Maryland - 1

CUSA: - 2
Western Kentucky - 2

MWC: - 2
Nevada - 1
UNLV - 1

PAC 12: - 25
Arizona - 6
UCLA - 5
Oregon - 5
USC - 4
Washington - 3
Stanford - 1
Arizona State - 1

SEC: - 38
Kentucky - 20
LSU - 4
Tennessee - 3
Florida - 3
Vanderbilt - 2
Missouri - 2
Auburn - 2
Georgia - 1
Alabama - 1

WCC: - 1
Gonzaga - 1
More evidence of massive underachievement by Texas, UCLA, and LSU.
 
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duckboy33

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Teams who made a Final Four from 2017-2019:

UNC
Gonzaga
Oregon
South Carolina
Villanova
Michigan
Loyola (IL)
Kansas
Virginia
Texas Tech
Michigan State
Auburn
 
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MGC_07

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If we only included 5 star recruits 2016-2020:

AAC: - 2
Memphis - 2

ACC: - 37
Duke - 18
North Carolina - 8
Florida State - 3
Louisville - 3
Miami FL - 3
Wake Forest - 1
NC State - 1

Big 12: - 11
Kansas - 5
Texas - 4
Oklahoma State - 1
Oklahoma - 1

Big East: - 4
Villanova - 4

Big Ten: - 6
Michigan State - 3
Indiana - 2
Maryland - 1

CUSA: - 2
Western Kentucky - 2

MWC: - 2
Nevada - 1
UNLV - 1

PAC 12: - 25
Arizona - 6
UCLA - 5
Oregon - 5
USC - 4
Washington - 3
Stanford - 1
Arizona State - 1

SEC: - 38
Kentucky - 20
LSU - 4
Tennessee - 3
Florida - 3
Vanderbilt - 2
Missouri - 2
Auburn - 2
Georgia - 1
Alabama - 1

WCC: - 1
Gonzaga - 1
Western Kentucky got more 5 stars than everyone in the Big Ten combined outside of MSU and IU.
 

duckboy33

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Teams who made a Final Four from 2017-2019:

UNC
Gonzaga
Oregon
South Carolina
Villanova
Michigan
Loyola (IL)
Kansas
Virginia
Texas Tech
Michigan State
Auburn
 

duckboy33

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Western Kentucky got more 5 stars than everyone in the Big Ten combined outside of MSU and IU.
I would have never guessed...pretty remarkable.

Rick Stansbury is coaching at WKU right now. They've won 27, 20, 20 games in the last 3 years. Haven't reached the NCAAT
 

jhmossy

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If we only included 5 star recruits 2016-2020:

AAC: - 2
Memphis - 2

ACC: - 37
Duke - 18
North Carolina - 8
Florida State - 3
Louisville - 3
Miami FL - 3
Wake Forest - 1
NC State - 1

Big 12: - 11
Kansas - 5
Texas - 4
Oklahoma State - 1
Oklahoma - 1

Big East: - 4
Villanova - 4

Big Ten: - 6
Michigan State - 3
Indiana - 2
Maryland - 1

CUSA: - 2
Western Kentucky - 2

MWC: - 2
Nevada - 1
UNLV - 1

PAC 12: - 25
Arizona - 6
UCLA - 5
Oregon - 5
USC - 4
Washington - 3
Stanford - 1
Arizona State - 1

SEC: - 38
Kentucky - 20
LSU - 4
Tennessee - 3
Florida - 3
Vanderbilt - 2
Missouri - 2
Auburn - 2
Georgia - 1
Alabama - 1

WCC: - 1
Gonzaga - 1
Hard to argue that any coach has done a better job the last 5 years than Tony Bennett
 
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jhmossy

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I’d say Jay Wright has been better. Shouldn’t punish a coach for recruiting a few 5 stars. Recruiting is part of the job.
I'm not punishing him. He has two titles lol. But it's definitely easier to win when you have better talent, right?
 

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Not sure that you can definitively say that Wright had a lot more talent. Hasn't Virginia had a lot of high 4 stars?
 
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GE Nole

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I'm not punishing him. He has two titles lol. But it's definitely easier to win when you have better talent, right?
I’m not sure there’s a noticeable difference between the 20th ranked kid who’s a 5 star and the 35th ranked kid who’s a 4 star.

But even if there is a subtle difference, you just said it—he’s got 2 titles in the last 5 years. That’s double what Tony Bennett has. Two titles is significantly better than one title when we are talking about a 5 year window.

And further, the whole point is to win, so shouldn’t signing a guy who makes it easier to win be part of what makes a great coach?

Bennett has been incredible. But to say it’s “hard to argue” that any coach has done better...well that’s not correct at all. It’s pretty easy to make a logical argument for Wright.
 
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jhmossy

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Not sure that you can definitively say that Wright had a lot more talent. Hasn't Virginia had a lot of high 4 stars?
But doesn't some of the credit go to Wright? I don't think it's that much easier to recruit 5 stars to Nova vs. UVA
I’m not sure there’s a noticeable difference between the 20th ranked kid who’s a 5 star and the 35th ranked kid who’s a 4 star.

But even if there is a subtle difference, you just said it—he’s got 2 titles in the last 5 years. That’s double what Tony Bennett has. Two titles is significantly better than one title when we are talking about a 5 year window.

And further, the whole point is to win, so shouldn’t signing a guy who makes it easier to win be part of what makes a great coach?

Bennett has been incredible. But to say it’s “hard to argue” that any coach has done better...well that’s not correct at all. It’s pretty easy to make a logical argument for Wright.
Come on guys... I don't actually think Bennett has done a better job than Wright the last 5 years :)

Probably 2nd best though :D