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Ranking on potential

Texas head coach Mack Brown has said on more than one occasion that he does not care about rankings. He has remarked to anyone that would listen, "I don't care about the rankings. But if they are going to have rankings, you want to be in them."

I must admit that I love rankings. I am the first to look at the next year's team rankings the day after the BCS national championship game. I am the first one to look at rankings for high school juniors after commitments have taken place to see where the talent is flowing. I would be the first to look at a list if someone ranked high school freshmen because I am always interested to see where the talent originates.

With that said, here are five things to remember about player and recruit rankings as the 2013 ESPN 150 rolls out on Tuesday.

1. Rankings matter because recruiting is about talent acquisition