2011 Big Ten Recruiting: Ranking the 12 Teams Based On Position Needs

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2011 Big Ten Recruiting: Ranking the 12 Teams Based On Position Needs
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The 2011 National Signing Day is over.

Now is the time for all of the college football and recruiting experts to analyze and predict the impact or quality of the various classes. Within Big Ten recruiting, along with any conference for that matter, it is essential to look in depth into the prospects that succeed in both quality and purpose. 

The purpose of this slide show is to rank the 12 Big Ten teams based on the grading average of the specific prospects that fulfill the position needs of each team.

Before we get started, there will be some discrepancies.

First, the star ranking system is based on expert analysis that obviously is not always accurate pertaining to actual production on the field. Second, I have included prospects that are considered "all-purpose" or "athletes" that may fulfill vacancies of running backs, wide receivers and the secondary positions.

Finally, this ranking is an average grading of only prospects that fulfill positions needs, so not all of the prospects are accounted for.

Without further ado...     

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