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I think your math is not reflected by what we are seeing in recruiting. Certainly there are 30 big D1 schools and there are 8 spots per team so a measure of 30 top D1 players just doesn't add up.I think the quality of a D1 recruit is just better. You rarely if ever hear of a top 30 junior player ever going D3. Now extend that to international top juniors as well and the gap becomes very clear. Don’t get me wrong. U of Chicago this year recruited a strong freshman class but none of them would see any playing time at a top 25 D1 program. The post above claimed that Case’s top of the lineup could hang with Michigan’s. That’s simply not the case and never will be
So now expand the top list per year to 100 and all of a sudden you start to see that quite a few head D3 and then go to 150 (i.e. 1/4 of those top D1 lineups) and all of a sudden you see a good portion of the kids heading D3.