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Rivals Rankings Podcast: Hot topics on 2020 rankings update

Rivals.com recruiting analysts Josh Helmholdt and Chad Simmons take center stage to break down the latest Rivals.com rankings release in their Rivals Rankings podcast. The updated Rivals250 for 2020 has been released and there are all kinds of things to discuss. If you want to get some insight on how the rankings process works and what the analysts thing of the headliners, give it a listen.

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RUNDOWN:

1:10 - Five Hot Topics

1.) First five-stars for the 2020 class

2.) Deepest position groups in the 2020 class

3.) Who will make headlines in 2020?

4.) Early commits and top classes so far in the 2020 class

5.) Is it too early to rank 2020 prospects?

25:45 - Evaluations of recent commits

- Zach Calzada, Texas A&M

- John Plumlee, Georgia

- Ronald Thompkins, Nebraska

- Marquez Bembry, Kentucky

- Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson

34:05 - Off-topic ranking: Our favorite non-big four sports

46:27 - Rapid fire predictions

- Who earns their fifth star at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge?

- Do college coaches pay attention to Rivals.com rankings?

- Who will be the most successful first-year coach in 2018?

- Which college coach doesn't survive the 2018 season?

- Will D.J. Uiagalelei go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 prospect in 2020?

CLASS OF 2019 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK

Monday: Revealing the top 10 players | Making the Case: Three who could land in top 10 | Who is the toughest to rank in 2020?

Tuesday: New Rivals100 | Mind of Mike: Farrell reacts to new R100 | Who should be No. 1 in 2020? | Will No. 1 player in 2020 head to Clemson?

Wednesday: The inital Rivals250 for 2020 | Five teams that should be pleased the most with new R250 | Rival Views: Who should top DL be? | Godfather and Gorney Podcast

Thursday: QB rankings | RB rankings | WR/TE rankings | OL rankings | Rivals Rankings Podcast | Commitment Issues Podcast | New Rivals250 by the numbers | Is Florida the team to beat for Manuel?

Friday: DL rankings | LB rankings | DB rankings | ATH rankings | Take Two

Saturday: Team rankings breakdown

Sunday: Mid-Atlantic states rankings | Southeast states | Midwest states | Texas | Florida | West states