2015 Winners

1) Duke (352 pts)

#4 Brandon Ingram

#13 Derryck Thornton

#14 Chase Jeter

#21 Luke Kennard

The Blue Devils make it 2 in a row for the top class with the late addition of Thornton who reclassified from 2016. Oh, and the won an national championship in between the pair of banner classes.

2) Arizona (296 pts)

#12 Allonzo Trier

#18 Ray Smith

#30 Justin Simon

#48 Chance Comanche

Sean Miller keeps getting it done out west with another stellar class. Smith might even be ranked higher if not for an injury.

3) Kentucky (270 pts)

#2 Skal Labissiere

#11 Isaiah Briscoe

#50 Charles Matthews

#71 Jamal Murray

Have no fear Big Blue Nation. Coach Cal has not lost his touch. This class is probably the 2nd best but the 11th hour reclassification of Jamal Murray resulted in his not being included in most of the 2015 rankings making his RSCI ranking artificially low. If you figure him to be a top 20 recruit (as most do), then the UK score would be 50 pts higher at around 320 and would easily surpass Arizona but still would fall short of Duke.

4) LSU (230 pts)

#1 Ben Simmons

#15 Antonio Blakeney

#57 Brandon Sampson

LSU is red hot with this group headlined by the Aussie transplant and RSCI king (by 1 point over Skal Labissiere), Ben Simmons. Blakeney is a stud with huge offensive skills and athleticism.

5) Kansas (219 pts)

#6 Cheick Diallo

#22 Carlton Bragg

#56 LaGerald Vick

Diallo may be the hardest working star in the senior class and is a joy to watch as a result. The late reclassification of Vick boosted the Jayhawks considerably.

6) Texas A&M (215 pts)

#31 DJ Hogg

#33 Tyler Davis

#72 Tyler Lydon

#79 Franklin Howard

You don't typically see the Aggies ranked this high in recruiting but this year's crop easily justifies the lofty position. The SEC has 3 teams (along with Kentucky and LSU) in the top 6 nationally.

7) Louisville (201 pts)

#27 Donovan Mitchell

#34 Deng Adel

#41 Raymond Spalding

The Cardinals lost a lot from last year's team but have done some solid work in restocking the talent pool.

8) California (194 pts)

#3 Jaylen Brown

#5 Ivan Rabb

Tyson Jolly

Davon Dillard

Two top 5's to Cal is an unprecedented level of success for a program to keep an eye on.

9) Texas (164 pts)

#39 Kerwin Roach

#47 Eric Davis

#53 Tevin Mack

Shaka Smart brings in a strong class in his first year with the Longhorns. It will be interesting to see what he is able to do now with this level of talent.

10) Syracuse (156 pts)

#29 Malachi Richardson

#68 Moustapha Diagne

#72 Tyler Lydon

#79 Franklin Howard

Considering the cloud of NCAA sanctions hovering over the program, Syracuse has done a remarkable job hanging onto a top 10 class.

Honorable Mention

  • Florida State (149 pts)

  • UNLV (149 pts)

  • Washington (131 pts)

  • Ohio State (127 pts)

  • Memphis (124 pts)

  • Connecticut (120 pts)

  • USC (112 pts)

  • Marquette (111 pts)

  • Michigan State (109 pts)

  • UCLA (106 pts)