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College Football 2018 Team Recruiting Rankings

Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs Football

Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs Football

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.

Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman

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.

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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