Last week in this space, we told you that Alabama and Georgia were the consensus top-two picks for SEC recruiting classes.
There’s no change this week, but there is a new third-place team.
LSU has climbed to third in the latest composite rankings, and the Tigers sit in third in the 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN listings.
Ed Orgeron’s team, with 20 commitments, picked up pledges from 4-star receiver Stephen Guidry and 4-star quarterback Lowell Narcisse this week to help the Tigers inch up the league rankings.
With six weeks left until National Signing Day, Alabama still has the nation’s top-ranked class, according to all four services. A 25-man class, which includes 5-star recruits Najee Harris, Alex Leatherwood, Dylan Moses and Jerry Jeudy, has the potential to get even better.
Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs own the second-best class in the league and third nationally.
Georgia received a commitment from 5-star tackle Isaiah Wilson a week ago, solidifying its class.
Texas A&M, which has 26 commitments, holds the fourth spot in the composite rankings. Not much has changed for the Aggies in the last few days.
Tennessee is fifth in the composite rankings. The Volunteers have 26 commitments including offensive tackle Trey Smith, a 5-star, in-state prospect. Tennessee’s latest addition is 3-star defensive tackle Matthew Butler.
Like Texas A&M, Auburn’s situation hasn’t changed much in the last week. The Tigers have 18 players pledged in this class, and there’s still room to grow before Signing Day.
South Carolina’s 22-man class ranks seventh. Despite missing out on Butler, Will Muschamp and Co. are in the hunt for a few more players.
Mississippi State, Arkansas and Florida complete the top 10. Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt round out the rankings.
Here’s a look at the average ranking for each SEC school and their individual rankings by site:
SEC class rankings
As of Dec. 22