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College Football 2017 Team Recruiting Rankings

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Nick Saban

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.

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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.

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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