NCF On The Trail: 130821-class-rankings

Pac-12 class rankings analysis 

August, 21, 2013
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There wasn’t much Pac-12 movement in the newest edition of the team recruiting rankings released Wednesday, but a new school did make an appearance in the top 40, bumping out a conference rival. Four schools make the cut, with Stanford still leading the way for the conference at No. 27 overall. But one school is in position to see its stock increase with a potential commitment later this week.

Arizona remained at No. 32 overall, Arizona State checks in at No. 38 and USC holds on at No. 40.

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The latest version of the ESPN class rankings is out, and there are seven Big Ten teams within the top 40 classes.

With movement happening across the board, there are trends and stories developing, so Big Ten recruiting writers Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival give you a look at what to watch within the conference:

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ACC class rankings analysis 

August, 21, 2013
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There has not been much movement among ACC teams in the rankings as it has been relatively quiet on the recruiting front for not just the conference but much of the country. A few teams dropped, but that could change soon, though, due to a decommitment elsewhere that figures to benefit one ACC school.

Trending up: Elijah Hood (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic), the No. 47 player in the ESPN 300, decommitted from Notre Dame on Tuesday, and it appears Hood could commit to North Carolina very soon. Hood, the No. 7 running back, said he wanted to stay close to home before committing to Notre Dame this spring. Now that he is back on the market, the Tar Heels seem like the obvious choice for the No. 5 player in the state. The Tar Heels were a little shocked to initially miss out on Hood, and it was a big blow to a team in desperate need of a backfield mate for ESPN 300 quarterback Caleb Henderson.

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Big 12 class rankings analysis 

August, 21, 2013
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Things remained relatively quiet in the Big 12 in the latest ESPN class rankings, released Wednesday. Texas stayed put at No. 7, as did Baylor at No. 17. Oklahoma (No. 21) and Oklahoma State (No. 29) each dropped a spot. Texas Tech stayed put at No. 30 but could be on the verge of bigger things with the addition of its first linebacker pledge last week. A look at that and a few more storylines from the Big 12:


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SEC class rankings analysis 

August, 21, 2013
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There wasn't much change among SEC schools in the latest recruiting class rankings update. LSU moved up one spot, giving the conference six teams in the top 10. Alabama held on to its No. 1 spot for the second week in a row. Here's a closer look at how the rankings break down:


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