Top 25 Recruiting Classes (2014's)

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As fans, we love lists so, naturally, after compiling our list of the Hot 100 Players (2014’s), the next step is to see what universities did the best in pulling the elite players.


Here’s our list of the top 25 programs based on the Hot 100 players who are expected to sign with them.  This was done on a point system where the higher ranking players received more points.  Each player’s point was based on a scale that added up to 100; for example, the No. 1 player received 99 points, No. 2 had 98, No. 3 had 97… down to No. 99 which received 1 (and we gave one point to No. 100 as well).

Note that this does not account for the players who are NOT in the Hot 100, thus you’ll see the last column which has total number of commits (known).  As we get into the Signing Period we’ll look at the official total signees and come up with an revised recruiting list based on the entire class, but for now, we think this is fun to discuss and debate!

RankingUniversityPointsHot 100 PlayersSignings
1UCLA356#'s: 2, 4, 10, 32, 965
2Cal290#'s: 8, 20, 37, 455
3Oregon State277#'s: 23, 27, 33, 404
4Florida272#'s: 6, 9, 15, 985
5Washington256#'s: 12, 14, 64, 67, 877
T6Oregon245#'s: 1, 16, 684
T6Tennessee245#'s: 5, 7, 436
8Georgia185#'s: 18, 26, 716
9Alabama169#'s: 19, 30, 823
10North Carolina150#'s: 17, 41, 925
11LSU145#'s: 21, 244
12Auburn134#'s: 11, 552
13Northwestern111#'s: 47, 62, 804
14Pacific110#'s: 39, 514
15Oklahoma State109#'s: 13, 785
16Missouri102#'s: 60, 63, 756
17Ohio State101#'s: 57, 65, 774
18Michigan98#'s: 3, 1004
19Nebraska96#'s: 50, 546
20Baylor94#'s: 46, 488
21Oklahoma93#'s: 36, 83, 886
22Arizona86#'s: 35, 792
23South Carolina78#'s: 226
24Mississippi State76#'s: 244
T25Maryland75#'s: 255
T25Texas A&M75#'s: 58, 74, 937
BubbleArizona State74#'s: 56, 705
BubbleUtah74#'s: 29, 974
BubbleStanford72#'s: 285
BubbleBoston College69#'s: 316
BubbleOle Miss62#'s: 387
BubbleTenn-Chattanooga58#'s: 425
BubbleNotre Dame58#'s: 61, 814

 

Brentt has been in sports media for over 20 years, starting digital websites at ESPN and Student Sports and serving the club/high school softball world since 2006 when he started StudentSportsSoftball.com. The Columbus, Ohio native has written for ESPN Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo! Sports and has done on-air work as part of an Emmy-winning sports show. Brentt currently lives in Huntington Beach, California.