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2017 Winners

1) Kentucky (582 pts)
#10 Kevin Knox
#13 Jarred Vanderbilt  
#14 P.J. Washington
#18 Nick Richards
#23 Quade Green
#30 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
#46 Hamidou Diallo
#72 Jamarl Baker

We have a new record! This class beats out the previous record of 557 by the UK 2013 class by a decent margin. If all five of the RSCI sources had counted Hamidou Diallo with the 2017 class (2 deemed him to be a 2016 recruit even though he joined the team midyear and didn't play), the Wildcats' score would have been more like a mind blowing 630.  

2) Duke (451 pts)
#1  Marvin Bagley III
#5  Trevon Duval
#7  Wendell Carter
#14 Gary Trent Jr.
#59 Jordan Tucker
#69 Alex O'Connell

Duke had a huge late addition in #1 Marvin Bagley but it still was well short of Kentucky's total. Duke had the higher number of elite players but UK had more overall so a great debate over quality vs. quantity can now commence.

3) Arizona (264 pts)
#3   DeAndre Ayton
#35 Brandon Randolph
#42 Emmanuel Akot
#60 Ira Lee
Alex Barcello
Mayan Kiir

Arizona's late addition of Emmanuel Akot pushed them from #5 to #3 overall. Ayton slipped slightly in the rankings over the course of his senior year allowing Michael Porter and Marvin Bagley to overtake him, but the talent is still obvious. The question now is whether he is the missing piece to get Sean Miller into the Final Four.

4) UCLA (254 pts)
#20 Kris Wilkes
#22 Jaylen Hands
#44 Cody Riley
#64 Jalen Hill
Chris Smith

The Bruins needed to replace some talent and did so very nicely. No obvious superstars here but a number of guys that could be difference makers.

5) Texas (224 pts)
#4   Mohammed Bamba
#47 Matt Coleman
#51 Jericho Sims
#78 Jase Febres
Royce Hamm

Shaka shocked the recruiting world when he wooed Bamba away from the likes of Duke and Kentucky and pushing this class into the top 5.

6) Louisville (219 pts)
#16 Brian Bowen
#25 Malik Williams
#71 Darius Perry
#73 Jordan Nwora
Lance Thomas

Rick Pitino saved the best for last in picking up #16 Bowen late in the process to complete a loaded class.

7) Missouri (280 pts)
#2   Michael Porter Jr.
#40 Jontay Porter
#53 Jeremiah Tilmon
Blake Harris
C.J. Roberts

It didn't take long for Cuonzo Martin to make an impact at Mizzou as he scooped up the nation's #2 player in the wake of Alonzo Romar's departure at Washington. Then Martin convinced Michael's younger brother, Jontay, to reclassify late in the process and join the 2017 class pushing the Tigers to a top 10 class. 

8) Alabama (176 pts)
#6   Colin Sexton
#28 John Petty
#93 Alex Reese
Herb Jones

Bama scored big and did it twice with Sexton and Petty -- a pair that should be one of, if not the, best young backcourts in the nation.

9) Kansas (129 pts)
#19 Billy Preston
#54 Marcus Garrett

You know you're good when a "off year" in recruiting still nets you a top 10 class nationally but the Jayhawks have plenty of talent on hand already so there shouldn't be much, if any, drop off.

10) Miami (120 pts)
#17 Lonnie Walker
#65 Chris Lykes
Deng Gak

Miami cracks the top 10 to shake up the natural order, which is typically dominated by perennial powerhouses. 

Honorable Mention
  • Xavier (116 pts)
  • Florida State (115 pts)
  • Stanford (114 pts)
  • Michigan State (110 pts)