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Wolverines lead the pack in Big 10

Coming off the Big 10 championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl, Michigan held off Iowa to claim the conference recruiting crown.
Here's how the classes in the Big 10 stack up:
1. Michigan: Five star running back Kevin Grady headlines an outstanding class for Lloyd Carr and the Wolverines. Michigan also showed tremendous national appeal, signing top 20 prospects from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New York, Illinois, California and Ohio, in addition to sweeping the top three prospects in state Average star rating: 3.48. Points: 1,995
2. Iowa: The Hawkeyes rode the momentum of their shocking win over LSU in the Capital One Bowl to a great class, which includes four of the top five prospects in-state and Kalvin Bailey, the top-ranked fullback prospect in the nation. Average star rating: 3.22. Points: 1,745
3. Ohio State: Alex Boone and Jim Cordle will solidify the Buckeyes' offensive line in the coming years. Snatching defensive end Lawrence Wilson from Notre Dame and Florida on Signing Day was huge: Average star rating: 3.5. Points: 1,654
4. Penn State: The nation's No.1 prospect, Derrick Williams is the crown jewel of this class. But five-star defensive back Justin King and four-star linebacker Jerome Hayes will keep them playing good defense in Happy Valley: 3.12. Points: 1,102
5. Purdue: The Boilermakers painted the Hoosier state black and gold, signing eight of the top 10 prospects in Indiana, headlined by wide receiver Selwyn Lymon. Four-star defensive end J.B. Paxson is another solid pickup. Average star rating: 3.0. Points: 967
6. Wisconsin: Linebackers Travis Beckum and Elijah Hodge headline a solid class for Barry Alvarez. Average star rating: 2.75. Points: 797
7. Michigan State: Running back Javon Ringer will be a solid performer in the Spartans offense. Quarterback Domenic Natale was a top 10 prospect in New Jersey. Average star rating: 2.75. Points: 762
8.Illinois: Ron Zook's first class at Illinois is a good one. Four-star Running back Rashard Mendenhall and prep school wide receiver Derrick McPhearson headline. Average star rating: 2.55. Points: 385
9. Northwestern: Linebacker Chris Jeske headlines a solid class for the Wildcats. Average star rating: 2.5 Points: 382
10. Minnesota: The Golden Gopers did a solid job going into Columbus, Ohio and signing four-star athlete Alex Daniels. Average star rating: 2.67. Points: 335
11. Indiana: Three-star running back Demetrius McCray headlines Terry Hoeppner's first class in Bloomington. Average star rating: 2.09. Points: 70