Top 5 sleeper recruiting classes
Groups outside the top 10 that will outperform their class ranking
We've spent much of the 2013 recruiting cycle focused on the teams at the top of the class rankings, in particular Kentucky's historic haul of talent. But a top-ranked class doesn't necessarily translate to NCAA tournament success -- just ask UCLA and UK, which finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the 2012 class rankings.
Likewise, landing a class ranked outside the top 10 doesn't mean your team's hopes are doomed. Finding the right fit, meshing players and developing talent all play a role in how recruiting classes grow and excel at the college level. With that in mind, we've identified five sleeper recruiting classes -- defined here as any class ranked outside the top 10 in our 2013 class rankings -- most likely to outperform their ranking.
1. Marquette (No. 11 class)
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