2012 Team Recruiting Rankings Released

With just five commitments to their name, where does Nebraska fall in the early Class of 2012 Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings?

With just five commitments to their name, Nebraska finds themselves at No. 41 in the nation on the new Scout.com Team Rankings.

The teams rankings, which are updated hourly, debuted today for the first time in the 2012 class.

Nebraska finds themselves just 8th in the conference, but is well behind in the number of verbals compared to other teams in the conference.

"The Cornhuskers may only have five commitments to date, but four of them are four-star prospects who had many other big time offers, " said Scout.com National Analyst Allen Trieu. "And there are plenty of top prospects on the board still considering Nebraska."

Michigan, who sits at 21 commitments, is using the start of the Brady Hoke era to their advantage. The Wolverines are currently sitting in the top spot in the conference and No. 2 in the country.

Michigan rivals Michigan State and Ohio State check in at No. 17 and No. 18, the next two teams to appear in the rankings.

With just a couple commitments, it's likely Nebraska won't take long to climb in the rankings.

So how are the rankings calculated?

Team Rankings are a math formula that based on a player's rating and his rankings. 5-Star is a rating, No. 1 quarterback is his ranking.

5 Star = 200 points
4 Star = 120 points
3 Star = 40 points
2 Star = 20 points

The No. 1 player at a position is worth 100 points, counting down to the last ranked player at his position to 0.

For Example, assuming Scout ranks 100 quarterbacks.

5-Star, No. 1 QB = 300 points
4-Star, No. 10 QB = 210 points
3-Star, No. 50 QB = 90 points
2-Star, No. 75 QB = 45 points

The Team Rankings are compiled of the Top 25 players per class. Some teams will over-sign, but only 25 count towards the Team Rankings.

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