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SEC Team Recruiting Rankings for 2016

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The SEC was one of the big winners on National Signing Day. Three teams – Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss – cracked the top six of the consensus national team rankings, with the Crimson Tide taking home the No. 1 overall class for the sixth consecutive season. The depth of the league extends outside of the top six, as Georgia (No. 7) and Auburn (No. 10) are just behind. All 14 SEC teams finished inside of the top 60 in national rankings and only two classes – Missouri and Vanderbilt – ranked lower than 35th.

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Needless to say, the rich are getting richer. And there’s no shortage of talent flowing into the SEC.

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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. 

SEC 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

SECRank

Team

 

5-Star

4-Star

3-Star

National Average

247

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

1

Alabama

3

14

7

1.25

1

1

1

2

2

LSU

2

16

6

4.25

4

4

6

3

3

Ole Miss

3

12

9

5.75

7

5

7

4

4

Georgia

3

10

7

8.75

9

9

10

7

5

Auburn

1

11

9

10

10

12

9

9

6

Florida

0

9

16

12.5

14

10

14

12

7

Tennessee

0

10

11

15.25

15

17

15

14

8

Texas A&M

0

8

13

18.25

16

21

16

20

9

South Carolina

0

5

20

26.75

28

26

26

27

10

Arkansas

1

5

14

28.25

25

32

32

24

11

Kentucky

0

3

22

33

29

39

29

35

12

Mississippi State

1

2

15

33.75

31

35

36

33

13

Missouri

0

1

17

54.25

56

57

53

51

14

Vanderbilt

0

1

17

56

48

68

60

48