The SEC is dominating other conferences in recruiting

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We’re a mere 15 days away from National Signing Day, and several top prospects are still uncommitted and will sign on February 6th. But the ones who have committed prove the SEC will remain dominant. I know you know this already, but this is further proof.  Even top uncommitted prospects are likely to land in the SEC, too.

There has been some talk about the SEC dropping off in overall talent in the next several years, with 32 underclassmen leaving early for the NFL Draft in 2012 alone, and conference outsiders have been hoping this leads to a decline in overall talent level and dominant success.

But the recruiting rankings beg to differ. Just take a look at how dominant the SEC’s top five classes are compared to other BCS conferences’ top five teams:

SEC

  • Alabama #1
  • Florida #2
  • LSU #7
  • Texas A&M #8
  • Georgia #11 (Tie)
  • (Ole Miss #12)

Big Ten

  • Ohio State #3
  • Michigan #6
  • Nebraska #20
  • Penn State #22
  • Wisconsin #34

Pac-12

  • USC #4
  • Washington #11 (Tie)
  • UCLA #17
  • Oregon #29 (Tie)
  • Cal #35

ACC

  • Florida State #9
  • Virginia Tech #15
  • Clemson #16
  • Miami #23
  • North Carolina #24

Big 12

  • Texas #13
  • Oklahoma #14
  • Oklahoma State #25
  • Baylor #29
  • West Virginia #37
Big East
  • Rutgers #47
  • South Florida #53
  • Louisville #68
  • Connecticut #71
  • Temple #78

Do you think the talent is going away anytime soon?

*Rankings based off 247Sports’ Composite Team Rankings

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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