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TOM’s Recruiting Rankings from 2017-19


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With our Class of 2020 recruiting rankings on the horizon, it’s time to look back at some of the rankings from the recent past. Below are the recruiting rankings for the last three years, from 1-25.

One of the takeaways from looking at these past rankings it that it’s virtually impossible to have a “monster” class every year. One only school, Ohio State, has appeared in the top-ten in all three seasons. In fact, Tom Ryan’s Buckeyes have been in the top-four during each year in this time period. Looking ahead to the 2020 rankings, there’s probably another team that will get into the top-ten in three consecutive years, with NC State (2018-20).

Schools that found a way to make the rankings in all three years surveyed are Wisconsin (5, 20, 21), Oklahoma State (11, 16, 6), Iowa State (12, 10, 12), Nebraska (14, 7, 7), Michigan (17, 5, 9), Iowa (21, 14, 2), and Princeton (25, 8, 15). All of these schools have strong 2020 recruiting classes and could crack the top-25 this year, as well.

12019Ohio State12018Penn State12017Cornell
22019Arizona State22018Ohio State22017Iowa
32019Cornell32018Minnesota32017Penn State
42019Virginia Tech42018Missouri42017Ohio State
62019Northern Colorado62018NC State62017Oklahoma State
82019NC State82018Princeton82017Virginia Tech
92019Penn92018North Carolina92017Michigan
102019Rutgers102018Iowa State102017Virginia
112019Oklahoma State112018Stanford112017North Carolina
122019Iowa State122018Northern Iowa122017Iowa State
152019Northern Iowa152018Drexel152017Princeton
162019Indiana162018Oklahoma State162017Missouri
172019Michigan172018Rutgers172017West Virginia
182019Lehigh182018Army West Point182017Navy
192019Fresno State192018Northwestern192017Arizona State
202019Minnesota202018Wisconsin202017Oregon State
222019Stanford222018South Dakota State222017Purdue
232019Wyoming232018Rider232017Army West Point
242019Cal Poly242018Lock Haven242017Brown
252019Princeton252018Purdue252017South Dakota State

For full analysis on these recruiting classes:



2017 part one; 2017 part two

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