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Breaking down the team rankings

This time of year, Rivals.com
only updates its team recruiting rankings once a week, so there are plenty of
opportunities to see movement from the previous week. That’s what happened for
teams such as Texas Tech, which bumps up to the No. 12 spot with Iowa, and for
Tennessee, which is now at No. 10 after picking up a solid commitment this
weekend from receiver Josh Briscoe. Rivals.com now presents a
breakdown of the top 25 team rankings.
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Down but not out for long:
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Auburn: The Tigers are at No. 27
with seven commitments, but like many of the other SEC teams, there are just too
many blue-chippers looking at them for the Tigers to not be a factor in the top
15 and possibly the top f10 come signing day.
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Miami:
Some newbies don't know that Miami is always in this position - not ranked
really high early in the recruiting process and then they find a way to rally
for a top five class. Expect it to happen again because with Ron Zook's
departure and Larry Coker's recruiting ability, the Canes will continue to be a
factor for almost all of the South's best and he'll get his fair share of
national recruits.
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Wisconsin: The Badgers have two of
the best recruiting assistant coaches in the business - Rob Ianello and Bret
Beliema - and that's enough to allow them to capitalize on a great season on the
field. They have a shot at a top 20 class when the smoke clears.
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Utah: Yes, the Utes can also recruit
with the best of them. They already have a great quarterback, a great receiver
and one of the nation's best kickers. The only thing that could possibly keep
them out of the top 25 would be the questions on whether or not their coach will
remain in Salt Lake City.
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Florida State: See Miami. The Noles
always close strong, and there is little doubt they will again this recruiting
class. There is just too many blue-chippers on their list for that not to
happen.
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