Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Wake Forest

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 02: Riley Skinner #11 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons looks to pass against the Louisville Cardinals during the 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl at Dolphin Stadium on January 2, 2007 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Since Wake Forest is always going to be attempting to win football games with lesser recruiting rankings, let's take a look at the BCS teams whose four-year F/+ rankings are higher than their five-year recruiting ranks:

BCS Conference Teams With Higher Performance Rankings Than Recruiting Rankings
1. Connecticut (40 spots - 80th in recruiting, 40th in 4Yr F/+)
2. Cincinnati (35 spots - 62nd in recruiting, 27th in 4Yr F/+)
3. Oregon State (30 spots -- 55th in recruiting, 25th in 4Yr F/+)
4. Utah (26 spots - 52nd in recruiting, 26th in 4Yr F/+)
5. Wisconsin (22 spots - 44th in recruiting, 21st in 4Yr F/+)
5. Iowa (22 spots - 42nd in recruiting, 20th in 4Yr F/+)
7. South Florida (19 spots - 50th in recruiting, 31st in 4Yr F/+)
8. Wake Forest (15 spots - 69th in recruiting, 54th in 4Yr F/+)
9. Boston College (14 spots - 47th in recruiting, 33rd in 4Yr F/+)
10. Penn State (11 spots - 24th in recruiting, 13th in 4Yr F/+)
10. Missouri (11 spots - 28th in recruiting, 17th in 4Yr F/+)
10. Arkansas (11 spots - 29th in recruiting, 18th in 4Yr F/+)
10. Pittsburgh (11 spots - 33rd in recruiting, 22nd in 4Yr F/+)
10. Arizona (11 spots - 45th in recruiting, 34th in 4Yr F/+)

And while we're at it...

BCS Conference Teams With Lower Performance Rankings Than Recruiting Rankings
1. Washington (38 spots - 69th in 4Yr F/+, 31st in recruiting)
2. Texas A&M (36 spots - 56th in 4Yr F/+, 20th in recruiting)
3. Notre Dame (35 spots - 44th in 4Yr F/+, ninth in recruiting)
3. UCLA (35 spots - 58th in 4Yr F/+, 23rd in recruiting)
5. Minnesota (33 spots - 72nd in 4Yr F/+, 39th in recruiting)
6. Michigan (32 spots - 45th in 4Yr F/+, 13th in recruiting)
6. Washington State (32 spots - 114th in 4Yr F/+, 82nd in recruiting)
8. Iowa State (30 spots - 91st in 4Yr F/+, 61st in recruiting)
9. Colorado (27 spots - 75th in 4Yr F/+, 48th in recruiting)
10. Tennessee (25 spots - 37th in 4Yr F/+, 12th in recruiting)

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