College Football 2018 Team Recruiting Rankings

Which teams were the big winners on Signing Day?

College football’s 2018 National Signing Day is in the books, and there's a new No. 1 at the top of the team recruiting rankings. Georgia coach Kirby Smart landed the best overall haul in the nation, taking home the top spot in all three recruiting services. Smart landed a standout class in the early signing period and only added to it on Wednesday. Ohio State, Texas, Penn State and USC round out the top five classes for 2018. One of the biggest movers in the rankings from the early period to Feb. 7 was Florida State. The Seminoles made up a lot of ground under new coach Willie Taggart, finishing No. 10 in the rankings. Florida State's old coach (Jimbo Fisher) also landed a solid class at Texas A&M (No. 17) after a slow start in the early signing period.

 

Evaluating recruiting classes is no easy task, which is why Athlon Sports has looked to the major scouting services (ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals) to get their take on the best signing hauls of 2018. Every class was listed in a spreadsheet, added to get a point total and averaged by three (or two in the case of a couple of teams) to create the consensus team rankings for 2018.

 

Here’s a look at how the four major scouting services rank the college football signing classes for 2018:

 

College Football 2018 Team Recruiting Rankings
Rank Team ESPN 247Sports Rivals Total Points Average
1 Georgia 1 1 1 3 1
2 Ohio State 2 2 2 6 2
3 Texas 3 3 4 10 3.3
4T Penn State 4 5 5 14 4.6
4T USC 7 4 3 14 4.6
6 Clemson 5 6 8 19 6.3
7 Alabama 6 7 7 20 6.6
8 Miami 8 8 6 22 7.3
9 Notre Dame 9 10 10 29 9.6
10T Oklahoma 10 9 12 31 10.3
10T Florida State 11 11 9 31 10.3
12 Auburn 12 12 11 35 11.6
13T Washington 15 13 14 42 14
13T LSU 14 15 13 42 14
15 Florida 13 14 18 45 15
16 Oregon 17 16 15 48 16
17 Texas A&M 16 17 16 49 16.3
18 UCLA 19 18 17 54 18
19 South Carolina 18 19 19 56 18.6
20 Tennessee 23 20 20 63 21
21 Nebraska 21 22 21 64 21.3
22 Michigan 20 21 25 66 22
23 Virginia Tech 22 24 22 68 22.6
24 North Carolina 26 23 23 72 24
25T TCU 25 25 28 78 26
25T Mississippi State 27 27 24 78 26
27 Baylor 24 30 31 85 28.3
28 Louisville 28 29 30 87 29
29T NC State 29 26 33 88 29.3
29T Ole Miss 32 31 25 88 29.3
29T Maryland 31 28 29 88 29.3
32 Michigan State 34 32 27 93 31
33T Oklahoma State 33 33 35 101 33.6
33T West Virginia 35 34 32 101 33.6
35T Minnesota 30 35 42 107 35.6
35T Kentucky 36 37 34 107 35.6
37T Arizona State 47 36 36 119 39.6
37T Utah 43 38 38 119 39.6
39 Wisconsin 39 44 39 122 40.6
40 Missouri 40 42 41 123 41
41T Iowa 45 40 39 124 41.3
41T Vanderbilt 37 41 46 124 41.3
43 Washington State 44 45 45 134 44.6
44 California 50 43 43 136 45.3
45 Pitt 56 46 36 138 46
46 Stanford 38 39 62 139 46.3
47 Indiana 48 48 44 140 46.6
48 Purdue 46 49 49 144 48
49 Colorado 42 52 51 145 48.3
50 Georgia Tech 53 51 52 156 52
Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 23:11

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