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ACC 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

Jimbo Fisher

Jimbo Fisher

The ACC isn’t two-team league, but it’s clear Florida State and Clemson are in clear control of this conference. The Seminoles and Tigers have each earned a trip to the College Football Playoff over the last two seasons, and both programs continue to outrecruit their league opponents by a significant margin. Florida State inked the ACC’s top recruiting class with a No. 2 national average and earned the No. 1 class designation from ESPN. Clemson checked in second with an 8.75 national average, with three of the four recruiting services grading coach Dabo Swinney’s class a top-10 group.

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The strength of Florida State and Clemson’s class is clearly demonstrated by the five and four-star recruits. The Seminoles and Tigers signed the only five-star recruits in the ACC and 29 of the league’s 48 incoming four-star prospects.

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The ACC took a step forward this offseason with the addition of new coaches Mark Richt (Miami), Dino Babers (Syracuse), Bronco Mendenhall (Virginia) and Justin Fuente (Virginia Tech. However, Florida State and Clemson continue to set the bar high for the rest of the league.

To recap National Signing Day, Athlon Sports is taking a look at the top recruiting classes by each league. The national rankings from the four major scouting services – Scout, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN – were used to compile a consensus average, which we used to rank teams in each league. Additionally, the number of three, four and five-star recruits signed by each team are indicated in the table from the 247Sports Composite. 

ACC 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

Rank

Team

 

5-Star

4-Star

3-Star

National Average

247

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

1

Florida State

1

17

7

2

2

3

2

1

2

Clemson

1

12

7

8.75

8

14

5

8

3

Miami

0

10

7

25

22

37

22

19

4

Pittsburgh

0

3

21

28.5

26

27

30

31

5

North Carolina

0

1

24

28.5

33

23

24

34

6

Duke

0

2

19

31.5

34

33

31

28

7

Louisville

0

2

20

38.25

39

41

37

36

8

Virginia Tech

0

1

19

46

40

56

49

39

9

NC State

0

0

21

47.75

57

47

43

44

10

Wake Forest

0

0

19

57.25

53

63

63

50

11

Georgia Tech

0

0

14

60.25

55

65

68

53

12

Syracuse

0

0

18

60.75

65

59

57

62

13

Virginia

0

0

23

61.25

61

62

62

60

14

Boston College

0

0

16

75.5

76

70

82

74