Unfamiliar teams appear among 2015's top classes


At first glance, the 2015 class isn't all that unusual. Duke is atop the class rankings and Kentucky is right behind.

But that's when it starts to take a different turn.

Of the top 15 players in the ESPN 100, only five committed to what would be considered "blue blood" programs (six if you count Diamond Stone and Maryland). LSU and California have two apiece, while Marquette, Mississippi State, UNLV and Florida State each landed an elite player.

One thing that stands out among elite prospects was players' decisions to stay home. Brandon Ingram (Duke), Henry Ellenson (Marquette), Ivan Rabb (Cal), Malik Newman (Mississippi State), Stephen Zimmerman (UNLV) and Dwayne Bacon (Florida State) each chose a school in their home state.