Why do so many college players choose to play for a school that has no competitive advantage


Some basketball players will choose to attend a school with no competitive advantages. 

Some will go to a school where they are expected to play an inferior sport and can expect to be on the bench for a significant portion of the season. 

Others will choose a school whose sports programs are ranked highly on a variety of other metrics and expect to play at least one full season in that school’s sports program.

The numbers can be staggering. 

For example, at least 3.3% of basketball players have chosen a team from a school which has no football program, according to a study from the College Football Study Group.

At least 1 in 4 baseball players has chosen a school from which they would not play. 

More than 4% of college football players have opted to play in a team whose sports program was ranked in the top 50% of teams nationally, and 3.6% have played in a program which was ranked 50th or below. 

As a result, about 1 in 5 collegiate basketball players has played for a program with no sports advantage. 

What does this mean for you? 

There is an inherent advantage to attending a school in which you are expected not to play, and this is particularly true for college basketball.

This advantage is usually not compensated in a big way by the opportunity cost of playing for a team with no football or basketball advantage.

However, this does not mean that basketball recruits should simply sit on their hands. 

The benefits of a team which has a good sports advantage are well-documented.

When a player goes to a team where they can’t play football or play basketball, the chances of a player being drafted are reduced. 

This has a cascading effect on the prospect pool and will impact the amount of time that a player is drafted.

For example a player who plays for a top-25 team in basketball could potentially be drafted by a team that has an inferior program and may not have the same depth at the position. 

Furthermore, there are other benefits to attending such a team. 

A player who goes to a school which is ranked among the top 20 teams in baseball could potentially be picked by a team in which the average age of the team is below the national average and has a better shot at a high draft pick. 

Similarly, a player who attends a school ranked among the top 20 in baseball may potentially be selected by a team that has a greater chance of winning a championship. 

In addition, the player may have a better chance of playing in a school like Arizona State or Kentucky which are generally considered to be better teams. 

These advantages do not only benefit basketball players, however. 

Many of the same advantages that apply to basketball can also apply to football. 

There are numerous benefits to playing for an inferior football team.

These benefits include: The prospect pool for football players is generally less talented. 

Not only do most players not have an advantage at a college level, but they often lack the experience necessary to compete at the highest level of the sport. 

Even with this disadvantage, some players are able to play a full season of football in college, and many of these players will be able to produce in the NFL. 

While this is true for most college basketball players (and even some college football athletes), some players will not have that advantage.

The number of teams which are ranked in both men’s and women’s AP poll was at an all-time high in 2018. 

According to the College Basketball Study Group, there were 11 major conferences (including major conference AAC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, WAC, WCC, and WCCA) with a combined total of 13.3 players. 

Of these 13 major conference AAs, 11 were in the NCAA. 

Sixteen of the major Conference AIs ranked in the AP Top 25, and 11 ranked among the Top 20. 

 While at times these conferences were the highest-ranked teams in the country, there is no denying that the conferences were also the teams that had the most quality college basketball recruits in the last few years. 

Additionally, it is clear that the recruiting powerhouses in the conference are not just on the court, they are also in the recruiting pipeline. 

Players are receiving offers from all over the country as well as from other major powerhouses. 

It is also clear that major college basketball recruiters are more concerned with their top prospects in the college program than the overall quality of the program. 

Therefore, if a player wants to attend an admission-only school that is

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