TCU celebrates after wining the Valero Alamo Bowl at Alamodome on January 2, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.

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How does Texas compare? Big 12 football recruiting vs. on-field results

Posted January 29th, 2016

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We took a hard look back at the five-year recruiting cycle that made up the rosters for the 2015 season to compare the recruiting numbers to the results on the field.

Here is a look at the Big 12 recruiting ranking, according to 247Sports, for the five-year period that made up the 2015 teams, followed by a description of how the teams fared on the field.

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 Team'11'12'13'14'15SumOn the field in 2015
1.Texas112217Huge underachiever, and don’t blame it all on QB. Tied for 5th at 4-5 (5-7 overall).
2.Oklahoma221128Played up to high talent level, won Big 12 at 8-1 (11-2), reached national semis.
3.Baylor7333521Bears were right about on the money, 4th in league at 6-3 (10-3).
4.Texas Tech3476323All offense, no defense led to three-way tie for 5th at 4-5 (7-6).
5.Oklahoma St.4644624Milked every last drop out of players to tie for 2nd at 7-2 (10-3).
6.West Virginia8755429Middle-of-pack results matched recruiting. Tied for 5th at 4-5 (8-5).
7.TCU5567730Well-coached Frogs win overachiever award. Tied for 2nd at 7-2 (11-2).
8.Kansas610891043No excuse for getting zero wins. Finished last at 0-9 (0-12).
9.Kansas St.99108844Played down to low recruiting rank with 8th place at 3-6 (6-7).
10.Iowa St.108910946No surprise that bottom-level players sank to 9th at 2-7 (3-9).

 

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