Ranking the recruiting classes

June 12, 2011 

The first top-ranked recruiting class at Kentucky for Coach John Calipari, left, included DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall.

Highest-ranked recruiting classes

The top five recruiting classes each of the past five years, according to recruiting Web site Rivals.com:

2011

1. Kentucky

2. Duke

3. St. John's

4. Arizona

5. North Carolina

2010

1. Kentucky

2. Memphis

3. Ohio State

4. North Carolina

5. N.C. State

2009

1. Kentucky

2. Texas

3. Villanova

4. Georgia Tech

5. North Carolina

2008

1. UCLA

2. Kansas

3. Wake Forest

4. Memphis

5. Ohio State

21. Kentucky

2007

1. Florida

2. Southern Cal

3. Syracuse

4. Kansas State

5. Arizona

10. Memphis

13. Kentucky

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