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Recruiting: National Team Rankings

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Ohio State checks in with the top-rated class in the nation, with many of the usual suspects also boasting strong classes. Ole Miss, Penn State and North Carolina also have great hauls.

#1 Ohio State
Balanced class highlighted by Nick Bosa, the younger brother of All-American DL Joey; commitments from three of the nation's best tight ends in Luke Farrell, Jake Hausmann and Kierre Hawkins, all from Ohio.

#2 Georgia
New coach Kirby Smart's first task is keeping this class together, headlined by quarterback Jacob Eason and running back Elijah Holyfield, son of the champ.

#3 Florida State
Not a big class, but impressive defensively beginning with Virginia Beach defensive back Levonta Taylor.

#4 Alabama
Folsom, CA offensive lineman Jonah Williams is the centerpiece of a class with recruits from 12 states.

#5 Mississippi
The nation's top quarterback, Shea Patterson of IMG Academy, is headed to Oxford along with five-star offensive tackle Greg Little.

#6 Notre Dame
Michigan linebacker Daelin Hayes and Canadian reciever Chase Claypool are the stars of Brian Kelly's newest class.

#7 LSU
Defense-heavy class with difference makers on every level, most of whom could play immediately if necessary. Typical haul from Louisiana and Texas.

#8 Auburn
Marlon Davidson is that rare defensive lineman in the mold of John Randall, who can line up anywhere along the line of scrimmage.

#9 Texas A&M
A solid class all-around, predominantly from in-state, should keep things moving for the Aggies.

#10 UCLA
Lots of high-end linebackers - not a surprise in the first recruiting class with Tom Bradley as defensive coordinator.

#11 Michigan State
As usual, plenty of homework went into this Mark Dantonio class. QB Messiah deWeaver could be a game-changer for Sparty.

#12 Michigan
Twenty-one players from 11 states make up an impressive first class for Jim Harbaugh.

#13 Penn State
James Franklin's "offer them all and offer them early" strategy seems to have paid off again, as the entire class committed before their senior seasons.

#14 Clemson
Penn State James FranklinTalented group, but small and not much room for depth at any one position.

#15 Stanford
Mater Dei linebacker Curtis Robinson leads a balanced class that inludes a pair of recruits from Hawaii.

#16 Tennessee
Highly-talented group but heavy reliance on juco players should raise eyebrows for the future.

#17 USC
Small class but large on local talent.

#18 Baylor
A pair of junior college additions made this class a little more impactful.

#19 Florida
Large class but missing a difference-making offensive lineman.

#20 North Carolina
Intriguing pair of quarterbacks in Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd headline the Heels latest batch.

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