Despite some new commitments and players entering the professional ranks, one thing remains true: John Calipari and the Kentucky basketball program boast the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation.
In ESPN’s latest recruiting class rankings, the Wildcats came in at No. 1 overall, followed by Duke at No. 2 and UNC at No. 3.
From there, programs from the Southeastern Conference make up the next three schools on the list in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Auburn at No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6, respectively. Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, Michigan, and NC State then round out the top ten.
Elsewhere in the SEC, LSU was the biggest mover in the class, jumping 12 spots all the way up to No. 13 overall with their five signees. They are also in great position with 2021 top-ten prospect Moussa Cisse, who could reclassify to 2020 in the coming months and push the Tigers into the top ten.
The bluebloods sitting tight at the top of the list is no surprise, considering the Wildcats and Blue Devils had been either No. 1 and No. 2 every year since 2014 until that streak came to an end last season. Instead of yet another top-two finish, Kentucky dropped all the way to No. 3 in the team recruiting rankings. This time around, however, UK managed to secure commitments from all six signees in the early signing period, cementing their status as the No. 1 team in the rankings from the jump.
Kentucky’s top-ranked class is headlined by top-ten prospects B.J. Boston and Terrence Clarke, followed by five-star guard Devin Askew and four-star forwards Isaiah Jackson, Lance Ware, and Cam’Ron Fletcher.
Check out the entire top 25 below:
- North Carolina
- Oklahoma State
- NC State
- Arizona State
- Texas Tech
- Iowa State
- Florida State
- Michigan State