Rivals.com national recruiting editor Jeremy Crabtree breaks down the top 25 teams in the national team rankings with the final recruiting weekend here. See where your favorite team stacks up and if its stock is moving up or down as the final uncommitted players make their decisions.
Team ranking and player status as of Friday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. CST
The Buckeyes have put together an impressive class built on early commitments. Ohio State has commitments from two five-star recruits and 15 four-star players. Once again, the Buckeyes did a great job in their backyard, then reached out to familiar areas in Michigan and Florida for more success. Still on the board:Marcus Hall, Darren Myles, Frankie Telfort.
The Hurricanes once again did a nice job in the Sunshine State, brining in 12 talented in-state players, including five-star athlete Ray Ray Armstrong. If the 'Canes can hold onto running back Bryce Brown, the nation's top prospect, there's a good shot that UM will remain in the top 10. The bad news is that it'll likely be March before we know what Brown will do. Still on the board:Bryce Brown, Tana Patrick, Quinton Washington.
While most of the attention in the SEC has been on LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, South Carolina quietly has assembled an impressive class. The Gamecocks have 12 four-star recruits and 10 three-star prospects. Georgia prospects flocked to Columbia; the Gamecocks also did a nice job in their backyard, with 10 in-state recruits coming their way. Still on the board:Alshon Jeffery, Quinton Washington.
The Spartans dominated in their backyard in what was one of the most talented and deepest years in recent memory in Michigan. The Spartans pulled in 12 in-state players, plus branched out into Ohio with great success. The addition of monster offensive tackle prospect David Barrent was key; he is the top prospect in Iowa and was a Hawkeyes commitment before he switched to the Spartans. Still on the board:Jairus Jones.
The Cardinal definitely are one of the nation's biggest surprises. Despite the up-and-down season, Stanford landed eight four-star players and 12 three-star recruits. Stanford found success in California and also did a tremendous job nationally, landing talented prospects such as Shayne Skov from New York, Jamal Patterson from Georgia and Terrence Stephens from Maryland. Jim Harbaugh gets a lot of credit for this class, as few coaches are as involved with recruiting as he is. Still on the board:Brian Leffler, Frankie Telfort.
Most of the attention in the Big 12 has gone toward rival Texas, but the Aggies have quietly assembled a solid class. With one five-star prospect, four four-star recruits and 21 three-star commitments, the group is deep and meets a lot of needs. The star has to be running back Christine Michael, but there are plenty of players who could play early, especially linemen. Still on the board: Nobody.
Nobody in the nation was hotter than the Bruins early in the recruiting process, and they were able to hold onto enough commitments to make this a solid class. UCLA jumped out of the gates early with pledges with highly regarded recruits such as Todd Golper, Alex Mascarenas, Isaiah Bowens, Sheldon Price, Richard Brehaut and a slew of others. While the Bruins didn't close like they wanted, it still will be one of the best groups in the Pac 10 and should give Rick Neuheisel plenty to work with. Still on the board:Iuta Tepa, Xavier Su'a Filo.
WVU remains the class of the Big East with another top-25 effort. The Mountaineers landed seven four-star recruits and 14 three-star recruits. WVU fans have to be excited about four-star corner Michael Carter and quarterback Eugene Smith, and do-it-all athlete Tavon Austin is electric with the ball in his hands. The class is heavy on offensive linemen, which was a major need. Still on the board:Mike Marry, Emmanuel Lartey.
Another team that has been a surprise is Mississippi State. Big things were expected on the recruiting trail from new coach Dan Mullen, but few expected it to happen this quickly, especially with archrival Ole Miss having an established staff and coming off a nine-win season. The Bulldogs have a great shot at remaining with a class that has seven four-star recruits and 14 three-star prospects. Mississippi State landed six of the top 10 players in the state, a remarkable feat with a new coaching staff. Still on the board:Ricky Johnson, Jacoby Bell.
While it doesn't have a bunch of flashy stars, the group is full of hard-nosed and talented players. Quarterback Kevin Newsome is a welcome addition. Six offensive linemen have committed and were needed to bolster depth. The secondary has some real stars coming in, such as four-stars Darrell Givens and Derrick Thomas. Still on the board:Jelani Jenkins, Justin Brown.