Whose recruiting fortunes rose/fell most from 2015 to 2016?

Whose recruiting fortunes rose/fell most from 2015 to 2016?

Let’s turn the clock back one year and look at the Big Ten recruiting rankings for from 247Sports. Whose fortunes rose? Whose fell?

Eight of the 14 teams rose in the ranking by 247Sports from 2015 to 2016. The team that made the biggest jump was Michigan, which went from No. 48 to No. 5, a rise of 43 places. Having over a year to woo this class was a boon for Jim Harbaugh. Will he one day land the nation’s No. 1 class? He may. The next biggest jump was made by Minnesota, which made a jump of 15 slots from No. 63 to No. 48. Maryland’s nine spot jump (51 to 42) also was impressive.

Who fell the most from 2015 to 2016? Illinois and Rutgers each fell 13 spots. Indiana (-12) and Purdue (-10) also suffered double-digit drops.

Here are 247Sports 2016 team rankings.

Here is a breakdown of each school.

Illinois
2016: 25 commitments, No. 71 ranked class, 20 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 24 commitments, No. 58 ranked class, 18 3-stars, 2 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: minus 13

Indiana
2016: 22 commitments, No. 56 ranked class, 19 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 23 commitments, No. 44 ranked class, 22 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: minus 12

Iowa
2016: 25 commitments, No. 47 ranked class, 25 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 21 commitments, No. 46 ranked class, 19 3-stars, 1 4-star, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: minus 6

Maryland
2016: 21 commitments, No. 42 ranked class, 14 3-stars, 3 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 19 commitments, No. 51 ranked class, 15 3-stars, 2 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 9

Michigan
2016: 29 commitments, No. 5 ranked class, 14 3-stars, 14 4-stars, 1 5-star
2015: 14 commitments, No. 45 ranked class, 8 3-stars, 6 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 43

Michigan State
2016: 19 commitments, No. 22 ranked class, 10 3-stars, 9 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 21 commitments, No. 28 ranked class, 16 3-stars, 5 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 6

Minnesota
2016: 20 commitments, No. 48 ranked class, 18 3-stars, 1 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 24 commitments, No. 63 ranked class, 24 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 15

Nebraska
2016: 21 commitments, No. 24 ranked class, 16 3-stars, 5 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 29 commitments, No. 29 ranked class, 16 3-stars, 4 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 5

Northwestern
2016: 20 commitments, No. 51 ranked class, 20 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 20 commitments, No. 54 ranked class, 19 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 3

Ohio State
2016: 25 commitments, No. 4 ranked class, 7 3-stars, 17 4-stars, 1 5-star
2015: 26 commitments, No. 5 ranked class, 10 3-stars, 15 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 1

Penn State
2016: 20 commitments, No. 19 ranked class, 11 3-stars, 7 4-stars, 1 5-star
2015: 25 commitments, No. 13 ranked class, 12 3-stars, 13 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: minus 6

Purdue
2016: 23 commitments, No. 79 ranked class, 14 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 26 commitments, No. 69 ranked class 18 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: minus 10

Rutgers
2016: 17 commitments, No. 74 ranked class, 13 3-stars, 0 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 25 commitments, No. 61 ranked class, 21 3-stars, 1 4-star, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: minus 13

Wisconsin
2016: 26 commitments, No. 32 ranked class, 22 3-stars, 3 4-stars, 0 5-stars
2015: 19 commitments, No. 36 ranked class, 16 3 stars, 2 4-stars, 0 5-stars
National ranking gain/loss: plus 4

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