On3 Consensus Ratings and Rankings
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On3 Consensus Ratings and Rankings

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The On3 Consensus is a proprietary algorithm that compiles ratings and rankings from all four major recruiting media services. Created by the authors of the Composite, the On3 Consensus is the most advanced, complete and unbiased rating and ranking measurement in the industry. 

+ The On3 Consensus is the only recruiting rating and ranking that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies: On3, 247Sports, Rivals.com and ESPN. 

+ The On3 Consensus equally weights the four major media companies at 25%. Other industry composite ratings disproportionately weight their own rating, in some cases greater than 50%.  On3 Consensus increases the total number of 5-stars and 4-stars seven times throughout the recruiting cycle, concluding with 32 5-stars for football and 20 for basketball. This solves for the problem of awarding 5-star ratings too early in the recruiting process in order to meet predefined quotas. With each passing month in the cycle, scouts in the industry have more data, information and scouting opportunities to better evaluate and project prospects. This process is referenced by the Consensus “Strength” meter in the database. Listed below is the football star ranking update schedule:

Nov. 1 — Mid-sophomore year watchlist: 0 5-stars, 100 4-stars
April 1 — Initial On300: 5 5-stars, 295 4-stars
June 1 — Spring update: 10 5-stars, 315 4-stars
Nov. 1 — Mid-season junior update: 15 5-stars, 335 4-stars
March 1 — Post National Signing Day overhaul: 20 5-stars, 355 4-stars
May 1 — Spring Update: 25 5-stars, 375 4-stars
Aug. 1 — Summer Update: 32 5-stars, 393 4-stars
Oct. 1 — Mid senior Update:  32 5-stars, 418 4-stars
Dec. 1 — Post senior Update: 32 5-stars, 418 4-stars
Feb. 1 — Final Update:  32 5-stars, 418 4-stars

+ On3 produces ratings and rankings that contribute to the On3 Consensus. These ratings can also be viewed alongside the On3 Consensus for comparison purposes. 

On3 Team Rankings, powered by the On3 Consensus

The On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking is our best work yet. It is the most advanced, complete and unbiased ranking measurement in the industry, yet its simplicity makes it easy for fans to follow and understand.

+ The On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking is the only ranking that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies: On3, 247Sports, Rivals.com and ESPN.

+ The On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking is the only ranking that equally weights the four major media companies at 25%. Other industry composite ratings disproportionately weight their own rating.  

+ The On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking solves the problem of varying class sizes during the recruiting cycle. It compiles the highest-rated commits for each team up to a total based on a rolling average of current total commitments among Power 5 schools.

With this model, there are no bonus points for having more commitments than other teams and only small deductions occur when a team has fewer commitments than the rolling average. Unlike distribution (bell) curves, this model doesn’t disproportionately weight a team’s top three or four highest rated commits and is a more accurate representation of an entire class.