The BCR is just a rudimentary reference point to show which teams in the country are capable of winning a national championship — nothing more. What it’s not, is explained quite well by Elliott:
It is not a requirement to make the College Football Playoff. Making the playoff does require some level of talent, but schedule also matters quite a bit.
It is also not a substitute for culture, coaching, player development, etc.
It is also not something you should use to pick games.
This is simply a way to pare down the list of potential national championship teams.
While Notre Dame is sitting 10% better than it was just a few years ago, the hope is to get closer to where the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Georgia Bulldogs are living — north of 75%.
Marcus Freeman’s first full recruiting class will be freshmen this fall,and that class has a BCR of 82% (from a 23 man class). Currently, the 2024 class has 19 commitments and a BCR of 68%. If the Irish don’t get another commitment in the 2024 class, the two class score would be at 76%.
So... recruiting IS getting better at Notre Dame under Marcus Freeman,and a 3-Star here and there really shouldn’t be sending people to the loony bin.
It’s a positive sign and a positive direction that the Irish are heading towards.
One of the best ideas any CFB analyst has had, period. Great work by Bud.— Jamie Uyeyama (@jamieuyeyama) June 6, 2023
Here's % of actual blue-chip talent (still on the roster) out of 85 scholarships:
Bama 92, UGA 80, OSU 79, ND 68, Clem 65, UT 65, LSU 64, OU 64, A&M 61, PSU 58, Oregon 58, Mich 56, UF 55, USC 54, Miami 54 https://t.co/QGhu219VFH