Scout.com isn’t the only recruiting site updating its 2011 rankings today. Rivals.com has a new list and a new #1 player in its 2011 class. Austin Rivers takes the top spot on the Yahoo! owned site and Scout.com’s #1 player, Anthony Davis, is all the way down at #6. Marquis Teague and Michael Gilchrist are the second and third ranked prospects.
Let’s compare the two rankings:
1.) Austin Rivers
1.) Anthony Davis
For the most part, it’s the same group of players but in completely different order. This shows us how evenly matched the top players are. If Anthony Davis can go from the best player in the country on one list to the sixth best on the other, there can’t be a whole lot of talent differential among the nation’s best recruits.
By the way, how awesome is it to see Kentucky next to those three names?