Yesterday I posted this blog post from College Football Matrix comparing the recruiting efforts of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville in college football. I decided to duplicate their effort for basketball, simply to see UK come out on top. Like that graph, I also plotted an overall average for the past three years of rankings. I used the previous three years in each comparison to College Football Matrix’s four just so we could have an averaged ranking of one for the 2011 aggregate.
Obviously this chart will look much different after a few more years with John Calipari, but interesting to note is that while UK’s recruiting has been on an obvious and predictable climb in the past few years, U of L has had a relatively steady recruiting decline since 2006. I’d love to redo this chart in a few years and compare the flat line UK has at the top to the flat lined nature of U of L basketball in general.