Prior to the season roll, my Colorado D3 squad could see 86.6% of the 8914 available D3 recruits.
Here were my prior 3 season results:
Year 47: 13-3 ; CC ; 1 playoff win
Year 46: 15-2 ; CC ; 2 playoff wins
Year 45: 13-2 ; CC : 0 playoff wins
Total of 41 wins in the past 3 seasons. Conventional knowledge thought to be that vision maxes out at 45 wins total over 3 years (weighted to the most recent season), and perhaps a prestige boost from various things such as CC's, school history success, and how deep you go in playoffs.
In Year 48 (year just finished) I won the NC, adding this year and dropping Year 45 from the 3 year window.
Year 48: 18-1 ; CC ; NC (5 playoff wins)
So a 3 year total of 46 wins (over the 45 win threshold) and one would expect a significant boost to prestige. I realize the prestige boost may just make it easier to sign recruits and not necessarily increase vision, though one might suspect that it would have some positive effect on vision.
I have been using Yatzr's recruiting tool for a while so I have honed my process in running vision screens before and after the roll to monitor the increase or decrease in vision from adding on the most current season and dropping of the last.
After adding my NC season of Year 48 my recruit vision increased by a total of 20 recruits.
I now can see 86.8% of the total recruits pool (7739 of 8914) up from 7719 prior to the roll. What a huge disappointment making what would seem like a major increase in vision as I have gone from 41 wins to 46 AND adding an NC.
Makes one wonder if what we think we know about vision is accurate, or is vision behaving as it should?