11/30/2012 1:32 PM
What are the advantages of coaching at an elite school and what schools are on this list?  
11/30/2012 2:30 PM
An recruiting edge --- which considering how the engine is set up and other restrictions in the game --- is a huge advantage.

List of Elites by BSC Conference:

Big East --- None, in this case WIS was ahead of the curve compared with RL
Big Ten --- Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Pediphile State
SEC --- Alabama, LSU, Tennesse
Big 12 --- Nebraska, Texas, and Oklahoma
PAC 12 --- USC
ACC --- Miami and Florida State
11/30/2012 2:39 PM
You left out Florida
11/30/2012 3:15 PM
List of elites can be found here:
https://www.whatifsports.com/forums/Posts.aspx?topicID=451760&page=2&TopicsTimeframe=30


12/1/2012 11:52 AM
If not at an elite, seems Big East would be best conference to start D1 career
12/1/2012 6:16 PM
How much of a recruiting edge, assuming equal distance.
12/2/2012 3:21 AM
No one knows exactly and you also have the coaches record involved. Elites have a edge not a huge one imop. Non elite teams with well established coaches do very well vs elites when the Elite team is dealing with a new coach and a past record that fails to compare well. It is my opinion that the Elites have a edge but it isn't huge. The real edge comes from the fact that most are well coached.
12/2/2012 2:29 PM
Posted by rmancil on 12/2/2012 3:21:00 AM (view original):
No one knows exactly and you also have the coaches record involved. Elites have a edge not a huge one imop. Non elite teams with well established coaches do very well vs elites when the Elite team is dealing with a new coach and a past record that fails to compare well. It is my opinion that the Elites have a edge but it isn't huge. The real edge comes from the fact that most are well coached.
I agree... I coach two elites and I know for sure with my Nebraska team the other non elites (Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisc, Minn) they all can hold their own against me when they have been doing pretty well in the past... granted Minn and Wisc usually have distance advantages but still
12/3/2012 5:12 PM
Posted by rmancil on 12/2/2012 3:21:00 AM (view original):
No one knows exactly and you also have the coaches record involved. Elites have a edge not a huge one imop. Non elite teams with well established coaches do very well vs elites when the Elite team is dealing with a new coach and a past record that fails to compare well. It is my opinion that the Elites have a edge but it isn't huge. The real edge comes from the fact that most are well coached.
Some years ago I ran some experiments with multiple teams and coaches to define the true "edge".  What I came up with is a base advantage in "recruiting effort" of 20%.  I measure in recruiting "effort" because of the different costs depending on distance.   I ran the experiment in Dobie with other coaches giving me their "spending data" and by having multiple teams under different IDs.  My secondary IDs where never used to be competitive, simply gather data. 

IMO, based on the data I collected, with all else being equal, an elite will have a 20% edge over a non-elite D1A.  For example a non-elite would have to offer (and have accepted) 10 Campus Visits to equal 8 from an Elite.  There are many factors that can affect this baseline including but not limited to: Recruit preference, time of "effort" accepted, Reputation, Team success (W/L % over 4 seasons on a sliding scale with the latest season ranked the highest), CCs (over 4 seasons), NCs (again, over 4 seasons), etc.

Hope that helps.
12/3/2012 5:14 PM
Posted by bullfrog333 on 12/3/2012 5:12:00 PM (view original):
Posted by rmancil on 12/2/2012 3:21:00 AM (view original):
No one knows exactly and you also have the coaches record involved. Elites have a edge not a huge one imop. Non elite teams with well established coaches do very well vs elites when the Elite team is dealing with a new coach and a past record that fails to compare well. It is my opinion that the Elites have a edge but it isn't huge. The real edge comes from the fact that most are well coached.
Some years ago I ran some experiments with multiple teams and coaches to define the true "edge".  What I came up with is a base advantage in "recruiting effort" of 20%.  I measure in recruiting "effort" because of the different costs depending on distance.   I ran the experiment in Dobie with other coaches giving me their "spending data" and by having multiple teams under different IDs.  My secondary IDs where never used to be competitive, simply gather data. 

IMO, based on the data I collected, with all else being equal, an elite will have a 20% edge over a non-elite D1A.  For example a non-elite would have to offer (and have accepted) 10 Campus Visits to equal 8 from an Elite.  There are many factors that can affect this baseline including but not limited to: Recruit preference, time of "effort" accepted, Reputation, Team success (W/L % over 4 seasons on a sliding scale with the latest season ranked the highest), CCs (over 4 seasons), NCs (again, over 4 seasons), etc.

Hope that helps.
A quick addendium: A majority of my data was from Dobie but I also got lots of data from multiple worlds through other coaches giving me their "spending data."  If I had to estimate it I'd say 60% of the data is from Dobie, maybe 70%.

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