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.
|Team||'11||'12||'13||'14||'15||Sum||On the field in 2015|
|1.||Texas||1||1||2||2||1||7||Huge underachiever, and don’t blame it all on QB. Tied for 5th at 4-5 (5-7 overall).|
|2.||Oklahoma||2||2||1||1||2||8||Played up to high talent level, won Big 12 at 8-1 (11-2), reached national semis.|
|3.||Baylor||7||3||3||3||5||21||Bears were right about on the money, 4th in league at 6-3 (10-3).|
|4.||Texas Tech||3||4||7||6||3||23||All offense, no defense led to three-way tie for 5th at 4-5 (7-6).|
|5.||Oklahoma St.||4||6||4||4||6||24||Milked every last drop out of players to tie for 2nd at 7-2 (10-3).|
|6.||West Virginia||8||7||5||5||4||29||Middle-of-pack results matched recruiting. Tied for 5th at 4-5 (8-5).|
|7.||TCU||5||5||6||7||7||30||Well-coached Frogs win overachiever award. Tied for 2nd at 7-2 (11-2).|
|8.||Kansas||6||10||8||9||10||43||No excuse for getting zero wins. Finished last at 0-9 (0-12).|
|9.||Kansas St.||9||9||10||8||8||44||Played down to low recruiting rank with 8th place at 3-6 (6-7).|
|10.||Iowa St.||10||8||9||10||9||46||No surprise that bottom-level players sank to 9th at 2-7 (3-9).|
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