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College Baseball Recruiting Rankings

Let all the debates begin. Each and every year fans disagree on the best college baseball recruiting rankings and who actually had the best recruiting class. Each fan usually favors their own team to some degree, but even unbiased fans have trouble agreeing on who’s recruiting class was actually the best. Even the experts usually can’t agree.

 

The college baseball recruiting rankings will vary somewhat each and every year, but you will typically see these power house teams near the top:

 

1. Arizona State

2. Oregon

3. Cal State Fullerton

4. Rice

5. USC

6. LSU

7. Georgia

8. Arizona

9. UNC

10. Stanford

 

These power house schools (along with a few others) get the best players coming out of high school each and every year. That’s why they continue to have winning programs year in and year out. These schools are signing the best of the best or elite level players who have the right athleticism, talent and skills to play at the top levels of college baseball.

 

Let’s be honest, coaching is vital to having a great program, but you must have great talent to win consistently. Good coaches are also good recruiters and the success they have tends to bring in more and more great talent. That’s why the list of teams at the top of the college baseball recruiting rankings may move around each year, but the same teams normally make the list.

 

Are you (or someone you know) trying to make it to the next level of baseball and become a part of someone’s recruiting class next year or in the years to come? If you are, you need to put yourself in a position to be recruited. For elite level players, recruitment will happen automatically. For everyone else, you need to gain an advantage by marketing and promoting yourself to coaches.

 

Remember, college baseball is played at all division levels. Coaches need quality players from the junior college level all the way up to the elite Division I schools listed above. If you have the baseball talent and skills to play at their level of play, coaches will love to hear from you! Develop your own plan for making direct contact with coaches.

 

The college baseball recruiting rankings are fun to look at and second guess each year. However, if you are looking to be part of a future recruiting class, begin making contact with coaches no later than your junior season in high school. The opportunities are out there and waiting for you!

 

Gary Hawkins is a well known recruiting and athletic scholarship expert and the author of a popular 17-page free report titled:

College Rankings – Make an Informed Decision

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It is everyone’s dream to study in the best college of his/her respective fields. An aspiring medical student wants to study in Johns Hopkins Medical College. Similarly, every management student aspires for a seat in Wharton or Kellogg’s Business School. However, as is the case with everything in this world, not everyone can get a seat in these colleges. Hence, it is all the more important to know about other good institutions where one can pursue his education. Also, many new educational areas have emerged recently, where information about the quality of institutions is limited. No doubt, there is a lot of information available on the internet, but it is very difficult to assimilate and truly understand a particular institution’s worth through its website.

To fulfill this gap, many publications come up with college rankings to help students form an informed choice. In arriving at these rankings, a list of important parameters is created (such as staff strength, their qualifications, placements and infrastructure). A statistical model is developed where scores are assigned to each parameter to come up with the final ratings. In some cases, certain clusters are created, by putting similar level institutions in one bracket. In addition to these parameters, many factors such as market perception etc are also included in the final score. Thus, these ratings give students an objective idea about the relative worth of a particular institution alongside plus and minus points.

However, one has seen a glut of such college ratings in the market with many lesser known agencies publishing these ratings. Also, there has been a constant allegation on institutions to falsify the information or paying rating agencies to get higher ratings. This leaves students even more confused.

While relying on a rating, one should always look at the methodology used. If a rating takes care of the view of various stakeholders such as current students, industry perception, alumni view, strength of the curriculum, it will be more robust. There are various sector specific publications which capture intricacies of an industry and the way a particular institute works. Their rankings should be more comprehensive than done by some third party agency.

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Nhl Power Rankings

Power Rankings for this week.  A special thanks to, BlueJacketsHockey


1. San Jose Sharks (26-4-3) 55 points

Yes, I know they lost twice this week and once to the Blue Jackets, but as of now I still think, by a slight edge they are the best in the NHL right now.

2. Detroit Red Wings (22-6-4) 48 points

Yea, they were one of the teams that beat the sharks last week and I know I’ll have some angry Bruins fans, but they beat the best team in the NHL, they gotta be here.

3. Boston Bruins (24-5-4) 52 points

Don’t get me wrong Bruins, I think you are a great team and that you will someday be 1 or 2, but the Wings beat the Sharks last week and I don’t think it’s fair to make the Sharks move from 1 to 3 when right now, they are still the best team in the leauge, but I think that the Bruins may be number 1 in a few weeks to come.

4. Chicago Blackhawks (18-6-7) 43 points

Can you say on fire? I’m not sure the Blackhawks can’t beat anyone right now there on a 7 game win streak right now, and I don’t care who you beat 7 games in the NHL is impressive, and Toews and Kane are two guys that can make things like that happen for you, also great goaltending by Nikolai Kabibulin, and Cristobal Huet.  That’s the game to watch this week friday night, Flyers and Hawks.

5. New York Rangers (22-12-2) 46 points

They look solid as always, and yes I am taking into account that they have played alot more games than every one, but even if you let people catch up they are still doing just about as good as the Flyers or Caps. Even without Jaramir Jagr they have been able to consistantly put up points and that is the key to success.

6. Philadelphia Flyers (18-8-7) 43 points

With an impressive 7-1 win against the Caps this saturday I think they Flyers have hit a hot streak and they are still without Breiere.  I think when he comes back, you will see an extremly effective offense and an underrated goaltender blosum in Antero Nittymaki.

7. New Jersey Devils (19-9-3) 41 points

Speaking of hot, is there anyone who can beat the Devils? (BlackHawks) This team is 7-1-1 this month and they can prove there selfs this week if they can beat the Bruins, Pens, and Rangers.  I think if they can take 2 of those 3 then more people will start to notice the Devils are for real, even without Brodeur.

8. Washington Capitals (20-11-3) 43 points

They are playing good hockey right now, problem is alot of teams are playing better hockey, they need to start getting a little more effective in the defensive end, especially in the slot area, and I still think it’s a misstery why they sent down Simeon Varlamov, he was 2-0 with a GAA of 1.50 and a save % of .953. Also known as alot better than Jose Theodore, but hey, maybe that’s why I’m here doing this and I’m not in the front office.

9. Montreal Canadians (18-9-6) 42 points

After being cold for a while, a win against a solid Sabres team has put them back on track, If there injuries heal up any time soon they could make a run and get in good playoff position by the break.

10. Pittsburgh Penguins (17-11-4) 38 points

They have been playing sub-par latley, and just got thromped by a not so impressive Maple Leafs team.  Malkin keeps puttin up points, but what does it matter if your falling out of the playoff picture.

11. Calgary Flames

12. Vancouver Canucks

13. Anaheim Ducks

14. Buffalo Sabres

15. Carolina Hurricanes

16. Phoenix Coyotes

17. Minnesota Wild

18. Nashville Predators

19. Florida Panthers

20. Toronto Maple Leafs

21. Colorado Avalanche

22. Columbus Blue Jackets (14-15-4)  32 points

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a overtime win over the previously only 5 time beaten, San Jose Sharks 2-1 in OT. On the very next night they played the Dallas Stars and put in their goalie that just came off the injury list, Pascal LeClarie. He gave up 5 goals in the 3 periods though the Blue Jackets also answered with 5 goals. In the shootout stars won 2-0. CBJ this week, 1-2

23. Edmonton Oilers

24. Ottawa Senators

25. Los Angeles Kings

26. Dallas Stars

27. Atlanta Thrashers

28. St. Louis Blues

29. Tampa Bay Lightining

30. New York Islanders


My Top 3 Contendors for MVP


1.Evgeni Malkin- He has been so efficent on the powre play this year at the point and it seems that when ever I see the Pens on a power play on TV they score and if it’s an assist or a goal he is always in on it, and he is similar to last years MVP (Alex Ovechkin) In that he bring alot of energy to the team, and who wouldn’t love to play with that

2. Alex Ovechkin- He had an average week, but week in and week out Malkin always has great weeks, Ovechkin has been a goal scoring machine latley, but not so much this week, I think he should get right back into the swing of things against the Rangers.

3. Jeff Carter- He has been great this year, and I’m not sure anyone could have called this season, he is first in the NHL in goals (25) and 6th in points (39) he also plays great Defense and forces alot of turnovers, and most importantly his team is successful right now.  If the Flyers keep winning, and he keeps putting pucks in the back of the net, I think he might stay on this list, and even climb up it.


My Top 3 Contendors for Defensiveman of the year


1. Dion Phaneuf- The guy just continues to play physical hockey and never let’s so much as a pop corn vendor go by him, he is also contributing on the offensive end with 20 assists.  i think it will be a while before someone knockes him of this list.

2. Zdeno Chara- He plays the boards so well and now in the NHL it is hard to cut threw teams so when you have a big body like him who understands his size, and what his limitations are, you have an unstoppable force on defense, which creates a good offense.  And that’s why the Bruins are playing so well right now.

3. Mike Green- Skates like a center, toe drags like a winger and hits like a Defensman.  If he had the smart of the two guys above him, and didn’t have the injury problems, he might be first on this list, he throws tuns of open ice checks, which you don’t get from D guys as much these days.  I think if he can stay health he might go up this list.


My Top 3 Contendors for goaile of the year


1. Henrick Lundqvist- He is playing great hockey right now with a record of 18-10-2 with a stagering save % of .913 just a little bit better defense and that record might look a lot better and there power ranking might go up a little bit too.

2. Evgeni Nabokov- He hasn’t played as many games as he’s liked this year because of injury, but he’s 18-3-2.  it’s hard to argue that, if he gets healthy he might be number one and the Sharks might beat everyone they play.

3. Roberto Luongo- He’s still hurt and I think this might be his last week on this list for a while.  He has 5 shut outs and his defense is not all that great he’s 11-5-2, and it would be better if he was a bruin, or a shark.  I hope he can get healthy so he can keep making great saves, and giving offenses fits.

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Big 12 Conference becoming butt of College Football Playoff rankings jokes

Big 12 Conference becoming butt of College Football Playoff rankings jokes
Yes, the Hawkeyes are in the traditional Big Ten Conference, but Iowa is to the B10 what Nebraska was in the old Big 12 – the king of a garbage heap. Of the other six teams in the Big 10 West Division, only two teams have a winning conference record.
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Nfl Tickets – Week 11 Power Rankings

Week 10 of the NFL’s regular season was perhaps the most newsworthy yet, with several teams causing shakeups in the league. Week 10 was full of surprises, from the Philadelphia Eagles routing the Washington Redskins to the New England Patriots soundly thumping the Pittsburgh Steelers and even the Dallas Cowboys posting a big win against the New York Giants. Here’s how teams stack up after the chaos of Week 10.

1. New England Patriots. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are really starting to look like the Super Bowl contenders they were before Brady’s 2008 knee injury, and that means the rest of the league should take them very seriously. The Pats tore apart a very decent Steelers team in Week 10, and their 7-2 record puts them at the top of the rankings.

2. Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have been legit competitors so far this season, and a big win over the Ravens in Week 10 helped boost their status. The Falcons are for real, and if wins over the Saints, Bengals, Bucs and Browns don’t prove it, a solid W against Baltimore certainly should.

3. New York Jets. As much as everyone loves to hate the Jets, Rex Ryan’s crew is still hanging tough in the top echelon of the NFL. When Mark Sanchez is on target, the J-E-T-S are H-O-T. Their 7-2 record has them in a tie for the top of the AFC East with the Patriots, though they’ll have to continue dominating to stay afloat.

4. Philadelphia Eagles. With football fans rallying for Michael Vick to take the league MVP award, the Eagles are exactly where they want to be at this point in the season. They tie the New York Giants for first place in the NFC East, and a big win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 still has the Eagles soaring high going into Week 11.

5. Indianapolis Colts. The Indianapolis Colts are top sellers of NFL tickets each and every year, and they’ll continue to remain in headlines as long as Peyton Manning is the team’s quarterback. The mounting injuries for the Colts (especially on offense) have knocked the team down a few pegs this week, but the team’s solid 6-3 record should continue to be good enough to survive until Indy’s top players return to the field.

6. Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens continue to stay in the Top 10 of the power rankings, but a Week 10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons puts them in mid-range instead of at the top, where they’ve been over the last few weeks.

7. Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh opened the season with a bang, but have they lost the momentum? The Steelers lost a big one to the Patriots in Week 10 and are 1-2 in their last three games, moving them steadily down in rank.

8. New Orleans Saints. With Reggie Bush back in the lineup, the Saints should get a big boost in Week 11. In a division as tough as the NFC South, however, the Saints need to step it up a notch if they want to be considered for the postseason.

9. Chicago Bears. The Bears are quietly waging war, and they’re definite Top 10 contenders. If Jay Cutler continues improving, this Chicago crew could make a steady run for the playoffs.

10. New York Giants. Eli Manning and the Giants are still in it to win it, but they drop in rankings after losing to the struggling Cowboys in Week 10.

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Nfl Tickets – Top 10 Week 10 Rankings

Here are the Top 10 teams in the National Football League as I see them heading into Week 10 of the 2010 season:

1. Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens seemed to remember that Ray Rice was their best offensive player on Sunday, as they fed him the ball regularly both on the ground and through the air against Miami. Their secondary played much better than before their bye week, which will be the key to the Ravens’ Super Bowl hopes. They don’t have a firm hold on this top spot, but they’re here.

2. New York Giants: The Giants are the best team in the NFC. I love the balance of this football team. The Giants can consistently gain yardage on the ground, can pass the ball effectively and have a very good defense. Find a weakness.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have squeaked by a couple of teams over the last few weeks and lost in New Orleans. However, they’re finding ways to win and playing tough defense, which is often a recipe for success. I don’t think they’re as good as a lot of people do, but I can’t rank them any worse than third right now.

4. New York Jets: I am not ready to buy into the Jets. They snuck by Denver, got shut out by Green Bay and lucked out against Detroit. When Mark Sanchez doesn’t play well, this team doesn’t play well. The defense just isn’t as fearsome as last season, though it’s still good.

5. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons got a big win against the Bucs, but definitely need work. Their offense is solid and balanced, but Roddy White might be a bit hobbled now. Matt Ryan needs to play better on the road, but he’s a beast at home. This secondary still worries me.

6. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts lost a tough one in Philly last week, but are still one of the best teams in the AFC as far as I can tell. They’ve experienced a ton of injuries, but have found a way to keep things running relatively smoothly. Austin Collie is bound to miss some time after an ugly injury, but Peyton Manning seems to find ways to move the ball regardless of who he’s throwing to.

7. Green Bay Packers: The Packers have looked very good over the past two weeks, especially on defense. We all know that this offense is one that can sell NFL tickets, but the defensive unit is really coming around. Clay Matthews has to be the frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year.

8. New England Patriots: The Pats experienced a huge slide in the rankings this week after an ugly loss to Cleveland. The Browns are definitely a team on the rise, but the Patriots shouldn’t be dominated by them.

9. New Orleans Saints: The Saints dismantled the Panthers and appear to be getting stronger every week. They’re heading into their bye with a lot of confidence and should get Reggie Bush back in Week 11.

10. Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles made a statement by beating Indianapolis at home in Week 9. Michael Vick has proven that he is back and better than ever in 2010. They’re a legitimate contender in the NFC and should continue to climb these rankings.

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Nfl Tickets – Bottom 12 Week 10 Rankings

Here are the bottom 12 teams in the National Football League as I see them heading into Week 10 of the 2010 season:

21. Chicago Bears: The Bears might be 5-3, but I don’t think that record is an accurate reflection of this team’s performance to date. They just squeaked by the Buffalo Bills and can’t protect the quarterback or run the ball efficiently. Does that sound like a recipe for success to you?

22. Cleveland Browns: The Browns are definitely on the way up and it looks like Colt McCoy might actually be a long-term answer at the quarterback position. They’ve won back-to-back games against the Saints and Patriots.

23. Detroit Lions: The Lions just can’t catch a break. They probably beat the Jets if Ndamukong Suh doesn’t have to kick that extra point. Matthew Stafford could be lost for the season and the organization has to be worried about his propensity for getting injured.

24. Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings kept their season alive, and probably saved Brad Childress’ job for the time being, with their comeback win over the Cardinals. If they can play like they did in the last four minutes of the fourth quarter on a regular basis, they just might be able to get back into the playoff hunt.

25. Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals lost a tough one on Monday Night Football, but Terrell Owens has been a major bright spot for this team. The only problem is that he’s one a one-year deal and will probably walk if another team presents him with a hefty deal this offseason.

26. Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals need to stick with Derek Anderson, as odd as it feels to type that sentence. He gives them the best chance to win, even if it’s not a great one. He can get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald, who is basically the Obi-Wan Kenobi of this offense: their only hope.

27. San Francisco 49ers: The rest of the Niners’ season is basically a chance for Troy Smith to win the starting quarterback gig moving forward and potentially save Mike Singletary’s job.

28. Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks desperately need Matt Hasselbeck back, as this offense struggled mightily without him. That Charlie Whitehurst trade just looks weirder and weirder as time goes on.

29. Denver Broncos: The Broncos need to get their running game going and their defense needs to improve. Hopefully they addressed these two issues during their bye week.

30. Dallas Cowboys: Maybe Jason Garrett can get this team pointed in the right direction, but we could see some major roster turnover in the offseason.

31. Buffalo Bills: NFL tickets to see the Bills lately have been entertaining, as the Bills have been in three consecutive tight games. The bad thing for the Bills is that they’ve lost them all.

32. Carolina Panthers: I had to move the Panthers to last in the rankings even though the Bills still haven’t won a game because if the two teams played on a neutral field tomorrow I’d definitely pick Buffalo to win. I’d even give three points.

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Nfl Tickets – Top 10 Power Rankings

Here is how I see the Top 10 teams in the NFL heading into Week 8 of the 2010 season:

1. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers probably got away with one against Miami, but I can’t drop them for getting lucky. The Steelers can be beat, but they seem like the best, most balanced team in the NFL right now. With Big Ben back, the Steelers’ passing game has looked great.

2. New York Jets: The Jets didn’t lose any ground during their bye week. This team is really close to being undefeated, and perhaps only has one loss because they waited a week to unleash Mark Sanchez. Sanchez struggled heading into the bye, but he seems to have made a lot of progress in the offseason.

3. New England Patriots: The Patriots don’t look great on paper and they don’t overwhelm you when you watch them play, but they find ways to win. The passing game is not what it used to be, but their defense has improved enough to hold opponents in check. I have to think this team has been getting a little lucky, though.

4. Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens escaped the Bills this weekend, which would have been an embarrassing loss. The Baltimore secondary was exposed by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Lee Evans; the team will have to fix their issues if they’re going to remain in the Top 5.

5. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts don’t lose any ground this week, as they were on a bye, and I think they could actually be the third best team in the league. We’ll find out when they face Houston on Monday Night Football.

6. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons looked like a Top 5 team in the first half against the Bengals, but allowed Cincinnati to come back. This defense is not an elite unit, though the offense has its fair share of playmakers. Roddy White is definitely a guy worth getting NFL tickets to see play.

7. New York Giants: I am just about ready to go all in on the Giants, and I think they could very well be the best team in the NFC. Their pass-rush has returned and they’ve got a very good offense. If Eli Manning can limit his turnovers, I think they can go to the Super Bowl.

8. Tennessee Titans: The Titans made a statement in beating a solid Eagles team in Week 7. They’ve got one of the better defenses in the league and their offense is becoming more and more balanced as the weeks go by. I think they can succeed with either Vince Young or Kerry Collins at this point. This looks like a playoff team.

9. Green Bay Packers: The Packers are going to struggle to overcome their injuries, but they still seem like one of the better teams in a shaky NFC. Aaron Rodgers won’t give up on the season.

10. Houston Texans: The Texans could be great if they could stop anyone. They’ve got one of the worst secondaries in the league and opposing passing games are feasting on them. They’ve got to outshoot teams to beat them, though they often can thanks to their high-powered offense.

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Nfl Tickets – Week 7 Power Rankings

While players’ extra-curricular habits seem to be the talk of the league going into Week 7 of the NFL’s regular season (Pat McAfee, we’re looking at you), there has also been an uproar concerning the midseason power rankings. Last year’s dominant teams have mostly been forgotten as new powerhouses emerge, and here is a list of the top 10 teams in the league going into Week 7 play.

1. New York Jets. Boasting the best record in the NFL after Week 6, the 5-1 Jets have earned their place at the top. Darrelle Revis played through injury and Mark Sanchez kept his calm in the Jets’ Week 6 matchup against the Broncos, and they head into a bye week as the top dogs in the league.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers. It was no fluke the Steelers played very solid football even without Ben Roethlisberger at the helm, but now that he’s back Pittsburgh looks tough on both sides of the ball. The Steelers are certainly the team to beat this year.

3. Indianapolis Colts. Peyton Manning is still Peyton Manning, and that’s reason enough for the Colts to make the Top 10 of the power rankings. Even with a number of injuries on the defense, the Colts still manage to win ball games and sell lots of NFL tickets while they’re at it. We’ll credit some of that to the Colts offense — Pierre Garcon and that beautiful one-handed catch, anyone?

4. New England Patriots. The Patriots swapped Randy Moss for Deion Branch, and so far it looks like a good move in New England. Branch stepped up big in the Pats’ Week 6 win over the Baltimore Ravens, further proving that it’s never a good idea to count the Patriots out of contention.

5. Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Patriots on the road in Week 6, but Joe Flacco and Co. still deserve to be a Top Five team. Baltimore’s 4-2 record is no testament to how good this team really is, and if they get their running game going any opponent is in trouble.

6. Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons fell to the Eagles in Week 6, but they’ve still put up more than a few convincing games so far this season. A big win over the Saints in Week 3 proved the Falcons have fight in them, but they’ll really have to keep the momentum going to stay afloat.

7. Houston Texans. The Texans are shaping up to be the solid team they were hailed as early on in the season. Although their secondary leaves something to be desired, Matt Shaub and Co. have come up with some pretty huge wins this season, including a big one over the Indianapolis Colts.

8. Philadelphia Eagles. For a team still making quarterback changes, the Eagles are in very good shape. They’ve proved they can win with either Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick at the helm, and they come off a huge Week 6 victory against the Atlanta Falcons.

9. New Orleans Saints. The Saints certainly don’t look like last year’s undefeated team, but they are still ferocious on the football field. Sean Payton’s Saints lost an embarrassing game against the Cardinals in Week 5, but they look to be back on track heading into the middle part of the season.

10. New York Giants. The 4-2 Giants are sneaking into the top part of the power rankings thanks to Eli Manning’s covert but consistently solid throwing. The Giants have had some ups and downs already this season but have ultimately powered through with their offense, giving them some hope to get back to the top.

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