After an eight-year hiatus, the recruiting rankings have returned to prominence.
In addition to the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, the top five recruiting classes have seen their ranking rise each year.
However, one class remains largely unchanged, the 2018 class.
It’s also still ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25, despite missing a few players in 2019.
The 2018 class includes five first-rounders (four in the first round and one in the second) as well as four fourth-round prospects.
All five of those picks will likely be taken at No. 3 or 4.
The first three classes in 2018 all made the list for the first time in a while.
The Buckeyes ranked No., No. 5 and No. 6 in the latest AP Top 20.
That means four of the top four classes in the past decade have been the Buckeyes.
That’s why the 2018 recruiting rankings aren’t exactly a household name, even though they have ranked No, No. 4, No-5 and No-6 since the AP top 25 rankings were released in 2008.
That has led to a lot of chatter among Rivals.com staff members.
I can understand why.
Rivals..com has been known to put out rankings in the days leading up to the season.
I’ve been a Rivals., and I’ve never seen the rankings that were put out before the season until last year.
The rankings that came out were mostly pretty good.
I just don’t see that any more.
The 2019 class is a little different.
It isn’t as highly regarded as the 2018 group, but it does make the cut in the top 10 of the rankings.
The 2018 class is the first class since 2012 to be on the AP list of the best recruiting classes in college sports.
It also happens to be the first one to have three first-rounder players.
So, I guess you can call that a win.
In a year when a lot more recruiting sites are getting their act together, the 2019 class has also seen some improvements.
The 247Sports Composite now ranks the 2019 Ohio State class as No. 10.
That ranks it as the best in the country.
The other four teams in the Top 25 are all better.
The Buckeyes aren’t the only ones getting a boost in 2019 recruiting rankings.
Other schools that have had a similar recruiting renaissance to Ohio State are Oklahoma, TCU and Texas.
The Longhorns and Sooners have had some success with their recruiting classes, and Texas is also getting more and more attention with the help of the Longhorn Network.
The 2017 class is also back at No, and it has a similar position to the 2019 edition.
That class has a No. 11 ranking in the 247Sports composite, which is ranked No 1 by the Associated Press.
But this year’s class has more top-100 talent, including three first rounders.
The two fourth rounders are already available, as are a fourth-rounder.
Texas has the most top-50 prospects in the 2019 AP Top 100 class.
The Sooners also have some good prospects, including two top-40 prospects.
The Top 25 class, which includes the three first and two fourth-year players, has a total of 17 first- and second-round players, which ranks the best class in college basketball since 2012.
The class also includes two top 50 prospects, which ranked No 10 last year, and the other four top-30 prospects, No 4, 4-5, 5-6 and 6-7.