It's been a slow 10 days for recruiting since the last check-in. This is the calm before the November storm. In November, everything will break loose. Where are the conferences now, heading into that storm? Here are the top-100 recruits, by conference:
The ACC still holds a slight edge over the Big East, this after Georgetown picked up a great recruit in D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera. Also, this chart still lists Syracuse and Pitt recruits as the Big East even though - depending on how expansion talks progress - they may never actually play in the Big East. Here is the same chart corrected for the uneven number of teams per conference:
This is where the ACC lead really shows itself. The 16 teams in the Big East have artificially inflated their numbers, and the Big 10 and Big 12 are actually out-performing them on a per-team basis. What about the quality of recruits? I've covered my methods several times in the past, so will just jump into the data. Here it is on a conference-level:
The Big East looks better here, and they have pulled in several elite (of the elite) recruits, including the Georgetown get of Smith-Rivera. What about the SEC? Well, that conference will be really really good this year, so they should be able to absorb a year of crappy recruiting. They also still have time to close.
The same chart, corrected for the number of teams:
As has been the trend for a couple months now, the ACC is still leading, with the Big 12 hanging close. That's all for now.