ESPN updates 2013 Recruiting Class Rankings – 1/28/2013

Hugh Freeze is trying to pull of the recruiting coup of the century at Ole Miss. (Chuck Cook – USA TODAY Sports)

With Signing Day approaching faster than Usain Bolt running the 100 meter dash, fans and teams around the country are scrambling to tie a bow on their classes for the 2013 recruiting season.

Ole Miss is currently trying to pull off the recruiting coup of the century, while Florida, Alabama, Notre Dame, and Ohio State are all jockeying for the mythical No. 1 ranking.

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ESPN unveiled their updated rankings for the top 40 classes in the country on Monday. There was very little movement in the standings, however, expect them to start experiencing a ton of change over the next week as recruits begin to give programs heart attacks. The number in parentheses is the teams respective movement in the rankings.

  1. Florida
  2. Alabama
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Ohio State
  5. Michigan (+1)
  6. Texas A&M (-1)
  7. LSU
  8. USC
  9. Georgia
  10. Florida State
  11. Texas
  12. UCLA
  13. Ole Miss
  14. Clemson
  15. Auburn (+1)
  16. Virginia Tech (-1)
  17. South Carolina
  18. North Carolina
  19. Washington
  20. Oklahoma
  21. Vanderbilt
  22. Oregon
  23. Nebraska
  24. Miami (FL)
  25. Penn State
  26. Oklahoma State
  27. Mississippi State
  28. California
  29. Baylor
  30. West Virginia
  31. Wisconsin
  32. Virginia
  33. Tennessee
  34. Michigan State
  35. Rutgers
  36. Missouri
  37. Arizona
  38. Stanford
  39. Pittsburgh
  40. Arizona State

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