Team Recruiting Pitches Nice read from the EA blog. Talks about pitches, how they go up and also the prestige stars ... Academic Prestige - There is a percentage chance that this grade will go up or down a half letter grade each season. A team's performance does not factor in to the pitch changes. Campus Lifestyle - This pitch does not change, The Grove at Ole Miss will always be a great draw. Coach Experience - This pitch has a small percentage chance of increasing every year. This one never decreases. Coach Prestige - The ability to meet contract goals in an offline dynasty is the main factor in determining this pitch. For online dynasties that don't have coach contracts, team prestige is used (i.e. better schools = better chance of moving up in prestige). Conference Prestige - This is static for each conference, the team can only change their value by changing conferences. Championship Contender/Fan Base/ Facilities/ Pro Factory - The team's previous year's performance (i.e. win/loss record, final rank, etc.) are the key factors that determine if this pitch goes up or down. Basically, it does nothing but help you to win your games J Program Stability - Changes are based on a combination of the coach's prestige and current contract length in offline dynasties (team prestige in online dynasty) Program Tradition - A high final ranking in the final polls compared to the current pitch value determines if there is a change in the pitch value. Television Exposure - the more regionally and nationally televised games that are played (and more importantly won) are the main factor in determining a change to this pitch. Team Prestige - Team Prestige changes are determined based on a school's current prestige rating: 1-Star: If your final rank is better than 80th, you have a chance to move up. 2-Star: If your team has a bowl bid or finishes with a final ranking better than 60th, you have a chance to move up. If you finish worse than 100th, you have a chance to move down. 3-Star: If your team finishes worse than 75th, you have a chance to move down. If you finish better than 40th, you have a chance to move up. 4-Star: If your team has won a BCS bowl or finishes better than 20th, you have a chance to move up. If you miss a bowl or finish worse than 50th, you have a chance to move down. 5-Star: If your team has won the national championship or finishes with a final ranking better than 5th, you have a chance to move up. If you finish with a final ranking worse than 25th, you have a chance to move down. 6-Star: If you finish with a final ranking worse than 15th or win less than 8 games you have a chance to move down.