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    Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Think about that.... that is INSANE. The kids we signed yesterday were in the 8th grade the last time Bama didnt sign a top 5 class on rivals.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Quote Originally Posted by cmmiller711 View Post
    Think about that.... that is INSANE. The kids we signed yesterday were in the 8th grade the last time Bama didnt sign a top 5 class on rivals.
    They were also in fifth grade the last time the SEC didn't win a title.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    the majority of those Rivals #1 ranked classes have gone on to win the NC.

    there is definitely a correlation between winning the recruiting title and the National Title.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    the year we werent 1st, we were like 3rd I think....3rd would be considered awesome by almost any program in the country, but to oru fans, it caused a slight panic about what was happening to the football program...why cant we get the recruits, how did 2 teams beat us to the top.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Quote Originally Posted by bamafaninOhiO View Post
    the year we werent 1st, we were like 3rd I think....3rd would be considered awesome by almost any program in the country, but to oru fans, it caused a slight panic about what was happening to the football program...why cant we get the recruits, how did 2 teams beat us to the top.
    Interesting that we lost 3 games that year. Then again, we finished #1 in 2008 and lost 2 games that year too.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Quote Originally Posted by colbysullivan View Post
    Interesting that we lost 3 games that year. Then again, we finished #1 in 2008 and lost 2 games that year too.
    Interesting, but keep in mind that they didnt play in their first season for the most part...they should have had their biggest impact on this season.

    focus seemed to be the problem with the 2010 season, not talent.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Quote Originally Posted by sanjosecrimson View Post
    the majority of those Rivals #1 ranked classes have gone on to win the NC.

    there is definitely a correlation between winning the recruiting title and the National Title.
    I pointed this out in early 2008. Rivals' #1 class almost always goes on to win a national title. I think USC 2006 and one of those Florida State #1 classes are the only exceptions.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    On Rivals we are #1 for '08, '09, '11, '12, '13 with '10 being #5.

    Three #1 classes in a row is just astounding. 5 of 6 is unheard of. USC had two in a row during their run but what we have done is unprecedented.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Not just the those kids.

    I was in freaking 8th grade 7 years ago. OMG. I was shorter than 80% of the girls in my school. Was a terrible basketball player. Chasing girls and having no success.

    How things change (except for the last one)!

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer69 View Post
    On Rivals we are #1 for '08, '09, '11, '12, '13 with '10 being #5.

    Three #1 classes in a row is just astounding. 5 of 6 is unheard of. USC had two in a row during their run but what we have done is unprecedented.
    usc commits were literally over rated and highly ranked due to their level of competition.
    I would wager that if most of those west coast/ sol cal kids were playing in the Southeast, their rankings would be alter. Trust me, I'm from Cali.
    Last edited by sanjosecrimson; February 8th, 2013 at 10:34 PM.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    2002 Texas - 1 title (2005)
    2003 LSU - 2 titles (2003, 2007)
    2004 USC - 1 title (2004)
    2005 USC - 0 titles
    2006 USC - 0 titles
    2007 Florida - 1 title (2008)
    2008 Alabama - 3 titles (2009, 2011, 2012)
    2009 Alabama - 3 titles* (same as above)
    2010 USC - 0 titles*
    2011 Alabama - 2 titles* (2011, 2012)
    2012 Alabama - 1 title* (2012)

    * Class still has players with eligibility.

    So there is a remote chance USC can add to the numbers with their 2010 class, but the 2005-2006 USC classes were the only rivals #1 not to produce a champion. I'd argue Florida's 2006 class was better from the outset but rivals.com didn't make that decision. Either way, USC had some tough luck on the backend of Carroll's run. They had a few seasons like our 2011-2012 repeat but the PAC-10 was weaker perception-wise.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Furthermore, I have to admire rivals.com's relative accuracy. 2010 was the only one not to be ranked #1 and it is without a doubt one of the weaker classes since we've gotten rolling. With that said, it's weak by comparison. Most schools would love to get a class with 5-7 NFL draft quality players.

    The academic losses in that class hurt: we never got Alfy Hill, Belue didn't arrive until 2012 with a JUCO detour. There were a few immediate busts too. Also, injuries have held back two of the highest rated guys in the class (Arie K and Jarrick Williams). Add in a collection of near misses at several positions and you have a relatively speaking underperforming class.

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    Re: Bama has been ranked #1 5 of the last 6 years on Rivals.com

    Quote Originally Posted by sanjosecrimson View Post
    there is definitely a correlation between winning the recruiting title and the National Title.
    If Saban is your coach there certainly is. If it's Mack Brown? Not so much.

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