NCF On The Trail: 090413-class-rankings

SEC class rankings analysis 

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New week, same story. Thirteen of 14 SEC teams are ranked in RecruitingNation class rankings this week. While Alabama and Mississippi State both picked up commitments, there weren't any changes in the updated class rankings.


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Pac-12 class rankings analysis 

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Pac-12 programs did not move in this week's updated class rankings. Arizona continues to pace the Pac-12 at No. 23, while Stanford is second in the conference at No. 28. Arizona State checks in at No. 35, while USC hangs on to the No. 40 spot. There's a chance a new Pac-12 team will be knocking at the door soon, however. UCLA seems to be gaining momentum and added two commitments Tuesday evening, while several conference programs will be looking to generate recruiting momentum with home games in front of important visitors this weekend.


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We’re moving into Week 2 of the college football season and there wasn’t much movement in terms of recruiting. Here is a look at some trends and questions going into the weekend for the Big Ten conference.

Trending up:

Brad Bournival: Michigan State. Even though the Spartans didn’t move up in the rankings, the green-and-white have plenty of big-time visitors slated to attend this weekend’s game against South Florida. ESPN 300 athlete Montae Nicholson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) is the biggest of the bunch, but he’ll be joined by ESPN Junior 300 running back Larry Scott (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard), 2015 cornerback Tyson Smith (Bloomfield, Mich./St. Mary’s Prep) and 2016 offensive tackle Thiyo Lukusa (Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City West), as well as 2014 commits Matt Sokol (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams), Deon Drake Jr. (Detroit/Cass Tech), Jalen Watts-Jackson (Orchard Lake, Mich./St. Mary’s Prep) and David Beedle (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston).

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ACC class rankings analysis 

September, 4, 2013
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The ACC had several big Week 1 games, but few conference teams took advantage of the opportunity. Clemson made a real statement to recruits across the country with a prime-time win, and the performance from Florida State’s Jameis Winston probably has offensive skill players putting the Noles a little higher on the list. But FSU’s win came at the expense of another ACC school, and three other conference teams missed a chance to impress recruits with big out-of-conference wins last week.


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Big 12 class rankings analysis 

September, 4, 2013
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A rough opening week for defending conference champion Kansas State could keep it from sniffing the top 40 of the ESPN class rankings.

The five Big 12 schools in the ESPN class rankings stayed put with Texas at No. 7, Baylor at No. 17, Oklahoma at No. 22, Oklahoma State at No. 29 and Texas Tech at No. 31.

Here is a look at where the Wildcats go from here and a few more notes concerning the Big 12:

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