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2008 Winners

1) UCLA (388 pts)
#2  Jrue Holiday
#20 Malcolm Lee
#25 J’Mison Morgan
#29 Drew Gordon
#41 Jerime Anderson

The Bruins leave the rest of the nation to scramble for #2 with this talent-laden class. Four in the top 30 isn’t even fair.

2) North Carolina (232 pts)
#9   Ed Davis
#18 Tyler Zeller
#44 Larry Drew

Roy Williams continues to score big in recruiting since returning to NC with a bunch that will join the what many believe will be the most loaded team in the country.

3) Memphis (231 pts)
#3   Tyreke Evans
#38 Wesley Witherspoon
#54 Angel Garcia
#78 Matt Simpkins

Memphis narrowly misses a tie with UNC for #2 but wins the tie-breaker over OSU by having the highest rated player.

4) Ohio State (231 pts)
#8   B.J. Mullens
#12  William Buford
#53  Tyrelle Pryor
#100 Anthony Crater
Walter Offutt

The Buckeyes have been one of the most consistent in recent years in being able to bring in the big talent with Thad Matta’s 3rd top 5 class in a row.

5) Florida (228 pts)
#26  Eloy Vargas
#35  Kenny Kadji
#61  Rayford Shipman
#76  Allan Chaney
#79  Erving Walker
The Gators complete the top 5 with a great blend of quality and quantity.

6) Wake Forest (218 pts)
#7   Al-Farouq Aminu
#37  Ty Walker
#41  Tony Woods
The best recruiting class ever for the Demon Deacons?

7) Georgetown (214 pts)
#6    Greg Monroe
#51  Henry Sims
#62  Jason Clark
#71  Chris Braswell

Even though Monroe’s stock dropped as a senior, he’s still considered a massive talent and as a Hoya he will be surrounded with a highly regarded supporting cast.

8) Tennessee (179 pts)
#11  Scotty Hopson
#43  Emmanuel Negedu
#70  Renaldo Woolridge
Philip Jurick

When Scotty Hopson reneged on his verbal to Miss St, Bruce Pearl elevated his class to top 10 status with a top 10 caliber talent.

9) Kansas (163 pts)
#49  Travis Releford
#63  Marcus Morris
#67  Markieff Morris
#73  Tyshawn Taylor
#90  Quintrell Thomas

Late addition Tyshawn Taylor pushed the Jayhawks into the top 10 with this deep class featuring the Morris twins.

10) Alabama (146 pts)
#17  JaMychal Green
#39  Tony Mitchell
Andrew Steele

Who says the SEC is only about football? Bama gives the conference its 3rd top 5 class.


Honorable Memorable:
  • Duke (141)
  • Louisville (141 pts)
  • Florida State (133)
  • Kentucky (133)
  • Cincinnati (127)
  • West Virginia (127)
  • Connecticut (123)
  • Michigan State (111)
  • Syracuse (100)