Saturday marks the commencement of the showdown between the Gophers and Syracuse. How do the teams compare? As far as talent on the field is concerned, let's take a look using the Rivals.com stars ratings:
Based solely upon the Rivals.com stars ratings of the players scheduled to start, Syracuse has a slight advantage over Minnesota. While there is plenty of uncertainty in high school rating predictions, as a whole the ratings system tends to be a fairly accurate prediction of performance. I'll avoid all commentary and personal predictions, and let the numbers speak for themselves.