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Trust the numbers: The SEC dominates the national top 100s

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SEC fans like to brag about their team’s successes on the field, and also how their teams attract talent in recruiting. Instead of bragging, just look at the facts: In each of the well-respected recruiting service rankings, the SEC is overwhelmingly hogging the nation’s talent. It’s not even close.

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Here’s a look at how many SEC commitments are ranked in the national top 100, compared to the other BCS conferences–all broken down by the four major recruiting services.

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Recruiting servicesTop 100 lists (as of Dec 11) SEC commits inTop 100 SEC % of committedTop 100 players Uncommitted prospectsIn Top 100 Other BCS conf. commitsIn Top 100 Non-SEC breakdown of commits
247Sports (NOT composite) 35 50.7% 31 34 ACC (11), Big Ten (10), Big 12 (7), Pac 12 (4), Ind. (2), AAC (0).
ESPN 40 59.7% 33 27 ACC (10), Big Ten (6), Big 12 (4), Pac 12 (4), Ind. (3), AAC (0).
Rivals 36 51.4% 30 34 ACC (15), Big Ten (7), Pac 12 (5), Big 12 (4), Ind. (3), AAC (0).
Scout 24 38.1% 37 39 Big Ten (10), Pac 12 (9), ACC (7), Big 12 (6), Ind. (4), AAC (2).

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