NCF On The Trail: 111313-class-rankings

SEC class rankings analysis 

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With Missouri's recent run on the field and the recruiting trail, all 14 teams in the SEC are in RecruitingNation's top-40 class rankings. While Missouri and Tennessee have made the most news of late, the strangle hold on the top spot remains in the hands of Alabama.

Trending up: Missouri and Auburn are a pair of schools on upward trends. Missouri's Tigers had a huge week with commitments from ESPN300 No. 82 Andy Bauer (Saint Louis, Mo./De Smet Jesuit High) and No. 239 Brandon Lee (Indianapolis, In./Lawrence Central High). The SEC East leaders are now clearly in the picture for No. 145 Brian Wallace (Saint Louis, Mo./Christian Brothers College High), No. 156 Roderick Johnson (Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central High) and others.

Pac-12 class rankings analysis 

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Three wasn't much movement overall in the updated class rankings and even less in the Pac-12 this week, as recruits head into playoffs and continue taking their official visits. Two huge Pac-12 showdowns this weekend have a chance to shake up the recruiting scene, as plenty of momentum could be gained or lost when Washington visits UCLA on Friday and USC hosts Stanford, as well as College GameDay, on Saturday.


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Big Ten class rankings analysis 

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There has been movement on the recruiting trail within the Big Ten conference, so it's time once again to take a look at a few trends and changes among the teams. Here is a look at the latest for the Big Ten class rankings.

Trending up:

Tom VanHaaren: Michigan State has a chance to move up in the rankings if it can close strong. ESPN 300 prospects Jamil Kamara (Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan Catholic) and Kiy Hester (Wayne, N.J./DePaul Catholic) recently added the Spartans to their top list, while Montae Nicholson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) and Parrker Westphal (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook) are still listing Michigan State in their top group as well. The strong defensive play on the field has Michigan State in position to play for a Big Ten championship, which could further help this recruiting class.


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Big 12 class ranking analysis 

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Not much has changed since the last RecruitingNation class rankings were updated as far as Big 12 programs are concerned. Texas, as it has been from the beginning, remains the top-ranked conference team at No. 8. The Bears check in at No. 16 followed by Oklahoma at No. 22, Oklahoma State at No. 27 and Texas Tech at No. 35.

The rest of the conference, according to our Big 12 rankings, has West Virginia with the sixth-best class, followed by Kansas, TCU, Iowa State and Kansas State.

Here is a closer look at the Big 12 class rankings:


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ACC class rankings analysis 

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The recruiting rankings have not seen much shifting since the start of the season, but that could change soon. A few decommitments and official visitors could benefit the ACC in the coming weeks. Here’s a look at how things are shaping up among ACC classes this week:

Trending up: Pittsburgh hosted several of its top targets in the season opener against Florida State and the Panthers were promptly blown out. But some of those prospects returned this weekend and watched the Panthers upset Notre Dame in one of the better atmospheres for a Pitt game since the program moved its games to Heinz Field. ESPN 300 prospects Alex Bookser, Montae Nicholson and Adonis Jennings were in attendance, and Jennings parted ways with Rutgers following the trip. Dravon Henry, the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania, was at West Virginia but he is a Pitt legacy. And out-of-state receiver Jamil Kamara (Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan), No. 269 in the ESPN 300, watched on TV and said he sees a bright future for Pitt.

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