ESPN Releases Its Final Top 25 Recruiting Class Rankings

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the national title gameSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Following National Signing Day, major scouting and media outlets have finalized their rankings for who had the best recruiting class.ESPN has now revealed its Top 25 ranking for the Class of 2019, and the results should not be too surprising.Coming in at first was the Alabama Crimson Tide, which was pretty much the consensus choice among most major outlets.Alabama landed 27 recruits, 26 of which were four-star rated or better. Among the marquee names were No. 1 RB in the country Trey Sanders, top-rated defensive end Antonio Alfano, and five-star offensive tackle Evan Neal.Final #ESPN 2019 Class Rankings:1 #Bama2 #UGA3 #GigEm4 #OU5 #Texas6 #Oregon7 #LSU8 #Michigan9 #Gators10 #Clemson11 #Vols12 #Auburn13 #PSU14 #ND15 #Huskies16 #OhioState17 #SpursUp18 #Neb19 #FSU20 #USC21 #Stanford22 #OleMiss23 #Ark24 #HailState25 #Purdue— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) February 7, 2019Outside of Alabama, the SEC continued its streak of recruiting dominance with the Georgia Bulldogs coming in second, and the Texas A&M Aggies coming in third.Eight other SEC teams were also represented in the Top-25: LSU (#7), Florida (#9), Tennessee (#11), Auburn (#12), South Carolina (#17), Ole Miss (#22), Arkansas (#23), and Mississippi State (#24).Oklahoma and Texas represented the Big 12 in a big way, coming in fourth and fifth respectively.The Oregon Ducks proved to be the cream of the Pac-12 crop at sixth, while Washington, Stanford, and USC all appeared in the top-25 as well.In the Big Ten, Michigan came out on top at eighth. The other Big Ten teams represented on the list were Penn State (#13), Ohio State (#16), Nebraska (#18), and Purdue (#25).The defending national champion Clemson Tigers lead the ACC with the tenth-best class, while conference-rival Florida State comes in at No. 19.Finally, perennial independent powerhouse Notre Dame came in at No. 14.last_img read more