LOL From unranked to 5th!! Nice illustration of just how really useless rankings are that fans get so hung up on during recruiting and not just baseball but across all sports. It all just boils down to speculation and assumption. Anytime a recruits ranking can be effected by things like what school or which coach offered, instead of just solely on his own talent and level of competition, then you know there are too many subjective outside sources influencing rankings. That’s why I love to see re-ranks, it shows just how much of a guessing game and how they favor the “NAMED” schools in the original rankings. I think I remember a re-ranking of the DMAC class and we were like #1 or #2 in the re-rank, but somewhere much much lower in the original. To steal a phrase from Game of Thrones as far as recruit rankings at signing time… You know nothing John Snow!
PS: Matt please do not take this as a “you know nothing” aimed at you. I aim this solely at those that produce the original rankings.