Peer group or not, still better than all but OSU and Clem.
by doolinbanjos (2022-11-29 15:59:21)
Edited on 2022-11-29 16:02:05

In reply to: Horrible Junior/Senior classes  posted by MrE

USC had junior and senior classes ranked 20th, and 63th.
UNC had junior and senior classes ranked 30th and 14th.

Our senior and junior classes may be horrible classes in your opinion, but if they are, then they are 9-2 horrible classes, not 7-4 horrible classes.

Also, the 2018 class was 10th, and some of our best players were fifth years this year.

unfortunately math/odds don't work that way.
by MrE  (2022-11-29 16:06:23)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

+ that's not even accounting for the heavy weight which should be placed on the QB position.

+ there are 12 games in a season.

+ USC injected an immense amount of talent through transfers into the equation which makes your comparison inaccurate. USC has the better roster/team.

+ the fact that 5th year borderline NFL draft picks (and some non-NFL players) are among the best ND players proves the point.

+ Every team has a few 5th years that are at least as good as ND's.

ND's talent/roster is top 20-25 this year. They finished ranked #19.