Ranking the SEC recruiting classes to this point

January, 20, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

It's that time of year that some SEC football freaks crave more than the actual season itself -- the final couple of weeks leading up to National Signing Day.

With that in mind, and thanks to Tom Luginbill of ESPN's Scouts Inc., here's a look at how the teams in the two divisions rank in terms of their current commitment lists.

LSU has the No. 1 overall class in the country at this point, according to Luginbill.

Florida and Alabama still have the most to gain between now and Signing Day with high-profile kids still being very viable options for them.

And even though Tennessee, Kentucky and Vanderbilt are at the bottom of the East, Luginbill likes what all three teams have done to this point. For example, Tennessee might be fourth in the East, but the Vols rank 18th nationally.

The SEC has five of the top 12 classes in the country at this point -- LSU (1st), Florida (5th), Georgia (6th), Alabama (8th) and South Carolina (12th).

Here's how the two divisions break down, keeping in mind that key commitments coming and going could change things in these next two weeks:

EAST
1. Florida
2. Georgia
3. South Carolina
4. Tennessee
5. Kentucky
6. Vanderbilt

WEST
1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Arkansas
4. Ole Miss
5. Auburn
6. Mississippi State

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