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Recruiting Rankings For The ACC

Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:05pm

The ACC football season is just two weeks old, but it's never too early to start thinking about next year, right? 

To that end, we're going to start checkin in weekly on the recruiting rankings of ACC schools by the four major services - 24/7, ESPN, Rivals and Scout.

We weren't sure about whether to include Louisville - a future ACC member but currently in the AAC - or Maryland - a current ACC member but headed to the Big Ten - so we just put them both in.

Look below the chart for some commentary. 

SCHOOL

24/7

ESPN 

 RIVALS

SCOUT 

 AVG.

Boston College35 34 28 40 34.3 
Clemson1713 10 19 14.8
Duke46 NR50 56 50.7 
Florida St.32453.5
Georgia Tech39 NR 31 37 35.7 
Louisville22 1816 1317.3 
Maryland67 NR 64 6264.3 
Miami54565.0
UNC19 20 12 15 16.5 
N.C. State 3332 25 21 27.8
Pitt34 NR 45 42 40.3 
Syracuse56 NR 66 54 58.7 
Virginia38 2147 41 36.8 
Virginia Tech15 2730 3125.8 
Wake Forest 75NR 9080 81.7 

* Our FSU Insider wasn't kidding around about the Seminoles putting together a monster class, huh? As an added bonus, hated rival Florida is ranked below FSU in all four services.

* At least initially it doesn't seem like Maryland is getting much of a recruiting bump with its impending move to the Big Ten. The Terps' average ranking of 64.3 is second-lowest in the ACC. 

* Meanwhile, Louisville appears to be leveraging its move to the ACC quite nicely, thank you. The Cardinals' average of 17.3 is fifth-best in the league. 

* The only team Maryland is exceeding right now in the rankings is Wake Forest, which has ghastly average ranking of 81.7. Granted, small classes sizes - Wake always takes fewer recruits because of how many players it redshirts - will have some dampening effect on a school's ranking, but that's still alarmingly low. 

* How are the coaches who are in their first full recruiting cycle doing? Not too shabby. Steve Addazio and his #Dudes have an average ranking of 34.3 at BC, while Dave Doeren's #RedLight has earned N.C. State an average ranking of 27.8. However, Scott Shafer and Syracuse aren't really setting the recruiting trail on fire, as they've managed an average ranking of just 58.7.