For the first time in 12 years, the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation will not be owned by either the Kentucky Wildcats or the Duke Blue Devils.
The Recruiting Services Consensus Index, a composite scoring system of all recruiting rankings combined, released their final rankings this week, and Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers came out on top.
Memphis’ class, highlighted by No. 1 James Wiseman, No. 14 Precious Achiuwa, No. 36 Boogie Ellis, No. 45 D.J. Jeffries, and No. 60 Lester Quinones, closed out at No. 1 overall with a total score of 349 points.
Right behind them at No. 2? Your very own Kentucky Wildcats with a score of 334 points.
Here is how they ranked the Kentucky signees:
- No. 10 Tyrese Maxey
- No. 11 Kahlil Whitney
- No. 24 Keion Brooks Jr.
- No. 34 Johnny Juzang
- No. 92 Dontaie Allen
“Coach Cal proves his recruiting prowess bringing in the #2 class overall for the second year in a row,” RSCI said in their description of the Wildcats. “This group would be even higher if Allen hadn’t blown out a knee early in the season, which resulted in a hit to his rankings due to being “out of sight, out of mind.”‘
Duke came in right behind Kentucky with a score of 329 points, followed by Arizona (291 points) and Villanova (254 points) to round out the top five.
Here is how they ranked the entire top 25:
What do you guys think of the final rankings? Fair?