In 75 days BYU Football will kickoff against the Utah Utes for the first time ever.
We are a quarter of the way there from day 100! To this point, there have been some really good players who have been featured on the Top 100 list including Sione Takitaki, the Kaufusi brothers, Brandon Doman and even Taysom Hill.
As we hit the quarter completion mark, this is a good time to review the rules again because many have been up in arms wondering what the heck a player like Taysom Hill or Corbin Kaufusi are doing so high on the list because by some measures they are a top 50 player. The reasons are actually pretty simple and they are accurate when taken into consideration. Here are the rules:
- A player is given a grade on three rankings; Impact, Statistics and Memorable Moments. The grades are given in comparison with other players on the list NOT in general. Therefore, a player with one or two memorable highlights that would normally score an A compared to the average player may end up with a B or C on this list.
- Impact can go both ways, positive impact and negative impact. If a player’s absence costs the team some wins they lose impact points because they weren’t there.
- Not playing kills statistics. A DNP for injury, not being in the starting lineup or being suspended essentially is a game with no recorded stats. This hurt Taysom Hill quite a bit in his ranking. Also statistics don’t care about when they happened (rivalry games, ranked games) they just care about pure numbers.
- Memorable Moments can go both ways. A player like Kai Nacua who had some great moments also got tainted with punching a player in the Miami Beach Bowl. Also, the lack of moments/potential moments can hurt. Taysom’s late interception against West Virginia is an example of this.
All of the grades are averaged together and then the rankings are made. So an A, B and D would average out to a B- overall grade which would land somewhere in the low sixties. Today we feature a player who is averaging a C+.