We're #1 in Industrial Engineering, #5 in Computer Engineering: #6 in AI, #4 in Data Analytics. We're #3 in Business Analytics, #4 in Quantitative Analysis.I was thinking more along the lines of if we play Moneyball in recruiting (and thus overachieve on the field), what level of performance is reasonably achievable from an SP+ standpoint? The fact that only 2 teams that had middle-to-slightly-above-average recruiting managed to break through 20 SP+ in both 2016 and 2019 data would seem to show that the Moneyball approach is unlikely to consistently achieve elite results without elite recruiting. Not saying we shouldn't take the Moneyball approach, since we are unlikely to have elite recruiting, only that it tends to take you only so far. I made a similar argument (in principle) in an earlier discussion about UGA's transition from Richt to Smart. Just an observation, not necessarily a recommendation for us.
If there's any D1 school in the universe, we should be the D1 school that leverages all of the above to deliver elite results without elite recruiting.
You add that to our prowess in Biomed, Mechanical Engineering, etc and there's no reaosn we're not cutting edge at damn near everything when it comes to sports. With our Business school, there's no reason our management of the AA is atrocious & our game day operations suck balls.
We have so many more resources than anyone else & all we can strive to do is whatever anyone else is doing. They should be trying to figure out how we're doing it not the other way around.