With the loss of several key recruits, including two four-star players to professional baseball, Alabama - the nation's No. 1 team on Signing Day - slides to No. 2. Notre Dame, which didn't lose a single recruit, pushes up to No. 1.
Three teams slid out of the top 25 because of academic casualties. Minnesota dropped from No. 17 to No. 35 after five prospects, including elite quarterback MarQueis Gray, didn't make it in. Auburn slipped from No. 20 and South Carolina fell out from No. 22.
Oklahoma State, which lost only Alfred Dupree, improved from 26th to 19th. Pittsburgh moved from 28th to 20th and Boston College climbed from No. 33 to No. 24.
The Irish class is fully intact, which is not a surprise. Notre Dame targets prospects who can make it both on and off the field. The Irish are going to count on several freshman ? such as five-star WR Michael Floyd ? to make an immediate impact.
The Crimson Tide hit some snags getting several of their top prospects on campus. Four-star DT Kerry Murphy didn't make it in for the second consecutive year. The Tide also lost four-star prospects Melvin Ray and Destin Hood to pro baseball.
The Gators signed 22 players, and all but four-star safety Dee Finley made it to campus. Several freshmen are expected to play quickly, including five-star athlete Will Hill - who eventually could start at strong safety.
Three-star defensive tackle Shawntel Rowell was the only loss for the Buckeyes. All eyes in fall camp have been on the nation's No. 1 recruit, Terrelle Pryor, and his progress. Expect him and several other stars from this class to see the field quickly for Ohio State.
The 'Canes lost four-star offensive linemen Brandon Washington, along with three-star linebacker Antonio Harper and two-star defensive back C.J. Odom. Even with the losses, all the big-time prospects made it in, and 13 true freshmen are running first or second team already.
After beating out Miami, USC, Alabama and others for four-star defensive end Toby Jackson, he failed to make it and ended up in prep school. Quite a few of the freshmen are expected to play early, including five-star wide receiver A.J. Green.
The Wolverines lost a big one when four-star linebacker Marcus Witherspoon didn't make it to campus because of NCAA Clearinghouse issues. Quite a few true freshman are expected to see the field quickly. Star cornerback Boubacar Cissoko is already making waves.
The loss of Jarrett Crittenton was frustrating because he is an impact junior college prospect. But he wasn't able to make it in and ended up at Middle Tennessee State. Several freshmen will see the field quickly, including punter Dawson Zimmerman.
The Trojans lost four-star defensive end Nick Perry, a Michigan native who might end up closer to home after not making it in. They also weren't able to get four-star offensive lineman Daniel Campbell in, and he's bound for prep school. Three-star running back Curtis McNeal didn't make it in, either. Pete Carroll said around eight true freshmen could see the field.
Five-star receiver Deangelo Benton wasn't able to make it in on time and is taking classes this fall in order to qualify. Benton would have made an immediate impact. Also missing is three-star defensive back Rockey Duplessis, who will greyshirt, but there still is plenty of big-time talent for Les Miles to work with.
The Bruins suffered no academic losses, and don't be surprised if you see quite a few young players from this group of 23 recruits see the field early. Four-star wide receiver Nelson Rosario could be one of the biggest keys in helping UCLA's offense get off the ground.
The Cowboys moved up after losing only three-star linebacker Alfred Dupree. Expect quite a few junior college recruits to make an immediate impact, including three-star safety Lucien Antoine - who is one of the hardest hitters on campus.
The Panthers made a nice move up the rankings after all 19 signees made it to campus. Wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin and offensive tackle Lucas Nix are a couple of the true freshmen battling for spots on the two-deep.
Four-star junior college defensive tackle Justin Thompson didn't make it in, but everybody else did. The Ducks have a nice infusion of young talent and depth from some junior college prospects. Wide receiver Garrett Embry appears to have an inside track to seeing early action.
The Huskies lost three three-star prospects to academics, including defensive tackle Craig Noble. Also not making it were quarterback Dominique Blackman and running back Demitrius Bronson, but they weren't being counted on for immediate playing time. One of the biggest surprises in camp so far has been two-star running back David Freeman. Star running back recruit Chris Polk also should get plenty of action.
The Sun Devils did suffer three losses: four-star safety Jarrell Barbour is bound for junior college, four-star receiver Kemonte Bateman didn't qualify and three-star defensive end Eugene Germany was released from his letter-of-intent. Several freshmen, including star running back recruit Ryan Bass and cornerback Josh Jordan, could see the field early.
The Eagles lost only one player, three-star running back Eric Reynolds, who ended up at Temple. Boston College will look to a few young players to make an immediate impact, including four-star running back Josh Haden. He is expected to start the opener.
Rolandis Woodland has been tied up with Clearinghouse issues and still might enroll, but all in all, the Tigers' recruiting class still is largely in place. Coach Gary Pinkel said freshman wide receiver Wes Kemp definitely will see action this season.