Schimmel, Louisville Shake Up Top Five

Originally Published: November 23, 2009

Unlike the men's game, women's recruiting doesn't have a lot of change in the late signing period. This year was similar to last year when a single top 10 player went all the way to the season to decide. This year's high profile late signee was Shoni Schimmel of Portland Ore. The dynamite point guard who drew comparisons of "Pistol Pete with a ponytail" signed a financial aid agreement with Louisville in June and bumped the Cardinals into the top five.

1. Duke Blue Devils
2. Maryland Lady Terps
3. Connecticut Huskies
4. Stanford Cardinal
5. Louisville Cardinals
6. Florida State Seminoles
7. USC commits
8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
9. Alabama Crimson Tide
10. Texas A&M Aggies
11. Boston College Golden Eagles
12. Cal Golden Bears
13. Kentucky Wildcats
14. Tennessee Lady Vols
15. Georgia Bulldogs
16. LSU commits
17. Texas Longhorns
18. Xavier Musketeers
19. Oklahoma Sooners
20. Auburn Tigers
21. Florida Gators
22. Penn State Lady Lions
23. Baylor Bears
24. Seton Hall Pirates
25. Miami Hurricanes
26. Providence Friars
27. Virginia Tech Hokies
28. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
29. Ohio State Buckeyes
30. Syracuse Orange
31. San Diego State Aztecs
32. St. John's Red Storm
33. Vanderbilt Commodores
34. Minnesota Golden Gophers
35. Illinois Fighting Illini
36. Kansas Jayhawks
37. Texas Tech Lady Raiders
38. Duquesne Dukes
39. Gonzaga Bulldogs
40. Virginia Cavaliers
41. Purdue Boilermakers
42. Mississippi Rebels
43. Southern Miss Golden Eagles
44. UCF Knights
45. Oklahoma State Cowgirls
46. North Carolina State Wolfpack
47. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
48. Washington State Cougars
49. Georgetown Hoyas
50. George Washington Colonial
51. TCU Horned Frogs
52. Wisconsin Badgers
53. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
54. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
55. Arizona Wildcats
56. UCLA Bruins
57. Oregon Ducks
58. Long Beach State 49ers
59. Colorado Buffaloes
60. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

On the cusp: Brigham Young, Cincinnati, Dayton, Indiana State, Loyola (Ill.), Loyola Marymount, Marquette, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Pitt, Santa Clara, UC-Santa Barbara, Wake Forest, Washington.

* International players not currently residing in the U.S. and attending school in the U.S. are not ranked in the ESPN HoopGurlz 100, but those players are evaluated for their play in events in the U.S. and their ability is considered in recruit rankings.

About recruiting class rankings

ESPN HoopGurlz ranks recruiting classes based solely on high school prospect signings. No consideration is made for junior college or transfer student-athletes. Player rankings and class rankings are determined by a six-person panel that includes Lisa Bodine, Chris Hansen, Mark Lewis, Glenn Nelson, Kelvin Powell, and Lindsay Schnell.

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