Big Ten class rankings analysis
December, 18, 2013
By Tom VanHaaren | ESPN Insider
The Big Ten was on fire after landing eight commitments this week. Based on that, here was sure to be movement in the class rankings so here is a look at how the Big Ten stacks up.
To say it has been a good week for Ohio State would be an understatement. The Buckeyes landed two top-50 prospects in the 2014 class with linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County) and receiver Johnnie Dixon (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Dwyer).
Ohio State had already moved up to the No. 8 class in the country, and it is now sitting with the No. 5 class overall after the outstanding additions.
Purdue also needs some recognition as the Boilermakers have landed nine commitments in the month of December. Defensive back Ladarius Wiley (Los Angeles/Cathedral) is one of the most recent, and he could end up being a steal for Purdue.
The Boilermakers quickly went from having very few commitments to only having one spot remaining in their class.
Penn State is another team who rose in the rankings, moving up to No 24 from 26 with the addition of ESPN 300 defensive tackle Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln).
TOP 25 SCOREBOARD
3:30 PM ET 1 Mississippi State Kentucky 7:15 PM ET 3 Ole Miss 24 LSU 7:30 PM ET 4 Alabama Tennessee 7:30 PM ET South Carolina 5 Auburn 3:30 PM ET Michigan 8 Michigan State 3:30 PM ET Texas Tech 10 TCU 12:00 PM ET Texas 11 Kansas State 8:00 PM ET 13 Ohio State Penn State 10:45 PM ET 14 Arizona State Washington 6:00 PM ET 15 Arizona Washington State 12:00 PM ET Rutgers 16 Nebraska 10:00 PM ET 20 USC 19 Utah 7:00 PM ET Syracuse 21 Clemson 3:30 PM ET 22 West Virginia Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ET Florida Atlantic 23 Marshall 2:00 PM ET 25 UCLA Colorado