2016 Winners

1) Kentucky (448 pts)

#6 De'Aaron Fox

#8 Bam Adebayo

#9 Malik Monk

#13 Wenyen Gabriel

#21 Sacha Killeya-Jones

The Cats just did nudge out the Duke for the top class. While the point total is way off the RSCI record UK recorded in 2013 (557 pts), the overall talent in the 2016 class in general is believed to be higher by many making comparisons difficult.

2) Duke (440 pts)

#2 Harry Giles

#3 Jayson Tatum

#11 Marques Bolden

#14 Frank Jackson

#35 Javin DeLaurier

The late addition of a late bloomer (Marques Bolden - up 10 slots in the final rankings) fell just short of UK's total but with 2 of the top 3, this is a class that will surely keep Duke in its customary spot at or near the top.

3) Michigan State (301 pts)

#10 Miles Bridges

#20 Josh Langford

#29 Cassius Winston

#44 Nick Ward

This class is stacked with top 10 Miles Bridges as the headliner. Watch out Big 10. The Spartans have reloaded.

4) Arizona (275 pts)

#12 Terrance Ferguson

#21 Rawle Alkins

#24 Kobi Simmons

#72 Lauri Markkanen

Sean Miller continues his run of top recruiting classes with this top 5 group.

5) UCLA (250 pts)

#3 Lonzo Ball

#16 T.J. Leaf

#34 Ike Anigbogu

The Bruins picked up a special player in Lonzo Ball but didn't stop there by adding a pair of top shelf players for him to pass to.

6) Texas (201 pts)

#15 Jarrett Allen

#23 Andrew Jones

#64 James Banks

Jacob Young

The Longhorns saved the best for last picking up a very late commitment from top 20 big, Jarrett Allen, to propel them into the top 10.

7) Virginia (191 pts)

#32 Kyle Guy

#46 Ty Jerome

#61 Jay Huff

#74 DeAndre Hunter

Loads of talent will show up in Charlottesville this Winter ensuring that the Cavs continue to battle for the top spot in the loaded ACC.

8) North Carolina (180 pts)

#19 Tony Bradley

#40 Seventh Woods

#64 Brandon Robinson

The Tarheels pull out a strong class despite the cloud of potential NCAA sanctions making this top 10 group even more remarkable.

9) Kansas (168 pts)

#1 Josh Jackson

#33 Udoka Azubuike

Mitchell Lightfoot

Jackson is as polished a player as they come with an all around game to challenge anyone. Azubuike is just the opposite but his raw power making him an intriguing diamond in the rough.

10) Connecticut (153 pts)

#30 Alterique Gilbert

#50 Juwan Durham

#70 Vance Jackson

Mamadou Diarra

Honorable Mention

  • Miami (149 pts)

  • Mississippi State (147 pts)

  • Florida State (126 pts)

  • Syracuse (111 pts)

  • Maryland (101 pts)