NCF On The Trail: 091113-class-rankings

ACC class rankings analysis 

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Miami is back.

That is the fact-or-fiction statement college football is debating this week following the Hurricanes upset of ranked rival Florida last Saturday. Regardless of whether or not Miami continues the success on the field and pushes for a BCS bowl, Miami has been on the rise on the recruiting trail throughout the 2014 cycle. Al Golden has the No. 4 class nationally, and that was before the victory over Florida. As Miami looks to close out its 2014 class and get started on 2015, there is little question that this week the Hurricanes are …


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Week three of the regular season and there still isn't much movement with Big Ten recruiting. The class rankings didn't shift too much because there wasn't a lot of news outside of Ohio State's new addition to the 2014 class.

Big Ten recruiting reporters give you a look at some of the trends and things to watch within the conference recruiting landscape:

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SEC class rankings analysis 

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For the third straight week, there is very little change in the RecruitingNation class rankings. Thirteen of the 14 SEC teams are ranked in the top 40, including nine of the top 16, with top-ranked Alabama holding a big lead over any and all pursuers.

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Big 12 class rankings analysis 

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West Virginia’s last commitment came on Aug. 6 when junior college inside linebacker Devante Averette (Iowa Falls, Iowa/Ellsworth Community College) gave Dana Holgorsen and his staff a verbal pledge. Since then, the Mountaineers have been on the outside looking in on the RecruitingNation class rankings.

With USC’s struggles, however, the Mountaineers have managed to sneak into the top 40. ESPN 300 defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood (Fresno, Calif./Central) recently parted ways with USC, and West Virginia has taken the Trojans’ spot in the rankings. Texas (No. 7), Baylor (No. 17), Oklahoma (No. 22), Oklahoma State (No. 29) and Texas Tech (No. 31) all held their spots in this week's update.


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Pac-12 class rankings analysis 

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It's down to three Pac-12 programs listed in the newly updated class rankings, as USC fell out due to the decommitment of ESPN 300 DT Tashon Smallwood (Fresno, Calif./Central East), while Arizona (No. 23), Stanford (No. 28) and Arizona State (No. 35) all held steady.

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