Final College Football Recruiting Rankings – 2017’s Top 50 Classes


With National Signing Day wrapped up, we take a look at the Top 50 college football recruiting rankings.


National Signing Day 2017 is in the books, and right out of the gate there was a clear story line: USC. Much like this past season, the Trojans closed like gangbusters. From the early commitment of Levi Jones to the back-to-back midday signings of 5-star talents Jay Tufele and Austin Jackson to the inking of wideout Joseph Lewis, USC was hell on wheels. What was assumed following the Rose Bowl can now be expected in the wake of National Signing Day: the Trojans will open next season as a prohibitive favorite to reach the College Football Playoff.

Alabama and Ohio State inked most of their commits prior to Signing Day, and led the nation in 5-star signings with six apiece.

In a broad-scope view of the recruiting landscape, once again it’s the SEC reigning supreme. Five of the nation’s top 10 recruiting classes were from the Southeastern Conference – Alabama (No. 1), Georgia (2), LSU (7), Texas A&M (9) and Florida (10).

If there was one blatant surprise from National Signing Day, it was Clemson. Despite being the reigning champions, the Tigers finished outside the Top 25, at No. 26. That said, Clemson did only have 14 total commits – the fewest in the ACC. Of their 2017 recruiting class, 11 were 4-stars and three were 3-stars. So, while the overall class ranking appears low, it can be argued that Dabo Swinney and his staff took a quality over quantity approach.

Below is a comprehensive look at the final recruiting class rankings for 2017.


2017 College Football Recruiting Rankings


1. Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Total Points: 5,389
  • Total Commits: 28
  • 5-Star Commits: 6
  • 4-Star Commits: 17
  • 3-Star Commits: 4

2. Georgia Bulldogs

  • Total Points: 5,196
  • Total Commits: 26
  • 5-Star Commits: 2
  • 4-Star Commits: 21
  • 3-Star Commits: 3

3. Michigan Wolverines

  • Total Points: 4,987
  • Total Commits: 29
  • 5-Star Commits: 2
  • 4-Star Commits: 20
  • 3-Star Commits: 7

4. Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Total Points: 4,696
  • Total Commits: 21
  • 5-Star Commits: 6
  • 4-Star Commits: 13
  • 3-Star Commits: 2

5. USC Trojans

  • Total Points: 4,617
  • Total Commits: 25
  • 5-Star Commits: 4
  • 4-Star Commits: 13
  • 3-Star Commits: 7

6. Oklahoma Sooners

  • Total Points: 4,463
  • Total Commits: 27
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 19
  • 3-Star Commits: 8

7. LSU Tigers

  • Total Points: 4,283
  • Total Commits: 23
  • 5-Star Commits: 2
  • 4-Star Commits: 14
  • 3-Star Commits: 7

8. Florida State Seminoles

  • Total Points: 4,122
  • Total Commits: 22
  • 5-Star Commits: 4
  • 4-Star Commits: 11
  • 3-Star Commits: 7

9. Texas A&M Aggies

  • Total Points: 3,708
  • Total Commits: 27
  • 5-Star Commits: 1
  • 4-Star Commits: 11
  • 3-Star Commits: 13

10. Florida Gators

  • Total Points: 3,697
  • Total Commits: 24
  • 5-Star Commits: 1
  • 4-Star Commits: 12
  • 3-Star Commits: 10

11. Auburn Tigers

  • Total Points: 3,655
  • Total Commits: 22
  • 5-Star Commits: 2
  • 4-Star Commits: 11
  • 3-Star Commits: 9

12. Maryland Terrapins

  • Total Points: 3,498
  • Total Commits: 29
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 11
  • 3-Star Commits: 16

13. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Total Points: 3,216
  • Total Commits: 21
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 11
  • 3-Star Commits: 10

14. Penn State Nittany Lions

  • Total Points: 3,197
  • Total Commits: 21
  • 5-Star Commits: 1
  • 4-Star Commits: 10
  • 3-Star Commits: 10

15. Tennessee Volunteers

  • Total Points: 3,194
  • Total Commits: 28
  • 5-Star Commits: 1
  • 4-Star Commits: 4
  • 3-Star Commits: 22

16. Oregon Ducks

  • Total Points: 3,099
  • Total Commits: 24
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 9
  • 3-Star Commits: 15

17. Miami Hurricanes

  • Total Points: 3,061
  • Total Commits: 22
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 9
  • 3-Star Commits: 13

18. Nebraska Cornhuskers

  • Total Points: 2,834
  • Total Commits: 20
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 9
  • 3-Star Commits: 11

19. South Carolina Gamecocks

  • Total Points: 2,819
  • Total Commits: 26
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 6
  • 3-Star Commits: 19

20. Virginia Tech Hokies

  • Total Points: 2,812
  • Total Commits: 26
  • 5-Star Commits: 1
  • 4-Star Commits: 4
  • 3-Star Commits: 19

21. UCLA Bruins

  • Total Points: 2,802
  • Total Commits: 18
  • 5-Star Commits: 2
  • 4-Star Commits: 7
  • 3-Star Commits: 9

22. Michigan State Spartans

  • Total Points: 2,783
  • Total Commits: 22
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 6
  • 3-Star Commits: 16

23. Washington Huskies

  • Total Points: 2,689
  • Total Commits: 18
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 10
  • 3-Star Commits: 17

24. Stanford Cardinal

  • Total Points: 2,671
  • Total Commits: 14
  • 5-Star Commits: 3
  • 4-Star Commits: 6
  • 3-Star Commits: 5

25. Mississippi State Bulldogs

  • Total Points: 2,657
  • Total Commits: 24
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 7
  • 3-Star Commits: 15

26. Clemson – 2,589 points, 14 commits
27. Arkansas – 2,542 points, 28 commits
28. Texas – 2,524 points, 18 commits
29. Colorado – 2,505 points, 27 commits
30. Ole Miss – 2,480 points, 23 commits
31. Louisville – 2,424 points, 22 commits
32. North Carolina – 2,367 points, 21 commits
33. Utah – 2,334 points, 20 commits
34. Illinois – 2,277 points, 25 commits
35. Kentucky – 2,213 points, 24 commits
36. Baylor – 2,209 points, 28 commits
37. TCU – 2,201 points, 21 commits
38. Minnesota – 2,191 points, 26 commits
39. Washington State – 2,154 points, 27 commits
40. Iowa – 2,124 points, 22 commits
41. Oklahoma State – 2,071 points, 22 commits
42. Pittsburgh – 2,025 points, 25 commits
43. Oregon State – 2,022 points, 25 commits
44. Arizona State – 2,000 points, 18 commits
45. Rutgers – 1,963 points, 26 commits
46. Arizona – 1,948 points, 25 commits
47. Northwestern – 1,931 points, 18 commits
48. Texas Tech – 1,887 points, 20 commits
49. Missouri – 1,868 points, 24 commits
50. Iowa State – 1,844 points, 23 commits

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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