College Football 2017 Team Recruiting Rankings

Which teams were the big winners on Signing Day?

College football’s 2017 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the seventh consecutive season with a clean sweep at the top of the four scouting services. Nick Saban reeled in six five-star prospects and 18 four-star recruits to claim another title on National Signing Day. The SEC also claimed another team inside of the top five, with Georgia ranking at No. 3 in coach Kirby Smart's first full class in Athens. The Big Ten took spots No. 2 (Ohio State) and No. 4 (Michigan), with USC and Florida State rounding out the top six recruiting hauls for 2017.

 

Evaluating recruiting classes is no easy task, which is why Athlon Sports has looked to the major scouting services (Scout, ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals) to get their take on the best signing hauls of 2017. Every class was listed in a spreadsheet, added to get a point total and averaged by four to create the consensus team rankings for 2017.

 

Here’s a look at how the four major scouting services rank the college football signing classes for 2017:

 

College Football's 2017 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings
Rank Team   247Sports ESPN Rivals Scout

Total

Points

Average
1 Alabama 1 1 1 1 4 1
2 Ohio State 2 2 2 4 10 2.5
3 Georgia 5 3 3 2 13 3.25
4 Michigan 3 6 4 3 16 4
5 USC 4 5 6 5 20 5
6 Florida State 6 4 5 8 23 5.75
7 LSU 7 7 8 7 29 7.25
8 Oklahoma 9 8 7 6 30 7.5
9T Auburn 8 9 14 11 42 10.5
9T Texas A&M 12 11 10 9 42 10.5
11 Florida 14 13 9 10 46 11.5
12T Miami 15 12 11 17 55 13.75
12T Notre Dame 13 16 13 13 55 13.75
14 Tennessee 11 15 15 15 56 14
15 Penn State 21 17 12 14 64 16
16 Stanford 10 14 19 24 67 16.75
17 Maryland 22 20 16 12 70 17.5
18 South Carolina 17 19 17 19 72 18
19 Clemson 18 10 22 26 76 19
20 Oregon 20 23 18 16 77 19.25
21 Nebraska 24 21 20 18 83 20.75
22 UCLA 26 18 21 21 86 21.5
23 Virginia Tech 16 25 29 20 90 22.5
24 Washington 23 22 23 23 91 22.75
25 Mississippi State 19 24 26 25 94 23.5
26 Arkansas 25 26 24 27 102 25.5
27 North Carolina 28 28 28 32 116 29
28 Kentucky 27 30 25 35 117 29.25
29 Louisville 32 29 27 31 119 29.75
30 Texas 29 33 31 28 121 30.25
31T Colorado 35 27 32 30 124 31
31T Michigan State 37 32 33 22 124 31
33 Ole Miss 31 36 39 29 135 33.75
34 Baylor 30 39 34 36 139 34.75
35 Pitt 36 31 37 42 146 36.5
36T TCU 33 37 41 37 148 37
36T Utah 44 41 30 33 148 37
38 Oklahoma State 43 35 37 41 156 39
39 Iowa 34 43 40 40 157 39.25
40 Wisconsin 38 40 35 51 164 41
41 Arizona 45 45 36 46 172 43
42 Duke 39 34 46 54 173 43.25
43 Arizona State 42 38 51 44 175 43.75
44 Washington State 46 46 52 39 183 45.75
45T Georgia Tech 49 42 41 52 184 46
45T Illinois 47 55 48 34 184 46
47 Rutgers 48 50 43 45 186 46.5
48 Missouri 41 54 48 46 189 47.25
49 Oregon State 55 52 45 43 195 48.75
50T Texas Tech 53 47 47 49 196 49
50T Northwestern 50 44 54 48 196 49
Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 23:30

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