Last Updated: 11/08/2012
Robert Nkemdiche (Radi Nabulsi)
While losing DE Robert Nkemdiche, who is No. 1 in the ESPN 150, hurts Clemson, it's not the knockout blow many would expect. The Tigers drop two spots from No. 12 to No. 14, but prove this class was always more than just Nkemdiche.
There is also a little shakeup at the top of the rankings. While USC and Florida remain 1-2, Alabama moves up one spot to No. 3, Notre Dame jumps two spots to No. 4 and Michigan falls two spots to No. 5. Ohio State, Auburn, Texas, LSU, who just added ESPN 150 DE Greg Gilmore, and Georgia round out the top 10.
And remember, these rankings are hardly set in stone. It's still early in the process, and many things will change between now and national signing day. But as always, let the debate begin.
• Check out USC's top-ranked class here and all of the Top 25 analysis by clicking each team logo on the left.