Conference Call

With over 100 commitments, it's time to take a quick stroll around the country by conference and see who's getting it done. The Presidential Race taught us not to report the winners to quickly, but there are some serious classes taking shape. Mike Krzyzewski and Matt Doherty are battling not only for ACC supremacy, but national honors as well.

Conference Call

ACC: This race is too close to call right now and the winner is going to have to acquire a big man or two. With that said, it looks like either Duke or North Carolina will reign supreme. Decisions by Shelden Williams, Shavlik Randolph, Torin Francis, Sean May and some others will go a long way in determining league recruiting supremacy. More than one commitment: Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest.

Atlantic 10: Another one too close to call. Three teams – UMass, Xavier and Dayton – have multiple commitments. The Minutemen and Xavier appear to have the strongest crops right now and Thad Matta's bunch is still on a Top 100 point guard in Dedrick Finn so that could make a difference. More Than One Commitment: Dayton, UMass, Xavier.

Big East: As it stands right now, Syracuse appears to have the inside track on the top class but, things could change with a commitment or two at another program and one of the traditional stalwarts – UConn – is yet to scratch in this class so it's a little early. Villanova already has two good ones committed, and could spring another big-timer before it's over. More than one commitment: Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Villanova.

Big Ten: Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa are in the mix to contend for top honors at this juncture. If things ended today, the Spartys and the Wolverines could probably make the strongest argument, but there are more commitments to be had that will help shake things out. Plus, Indiana could very well leapfrog the rest of the league if Mike Davis' plan comes together. More than one commitment: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue.

Big 12: It's not a huge scholarship year for the league, so that could be the reason why only Nebraska has more than one commitment. You have to like the Huskers class especially since big men Roy Enright and Wes Wilkinson can play. However, teams like Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Missouri are waiting on high-caliber prospects to decide and this will impact the league rankings. More than one commitment: Nebraska.

Conference USA: For now, Memphis has the top class but John Calipari is going to have to play tough defense against the NBA. Louisville isn't finished and could make a run for top honors based on its standing with a few recruits. Charlotte isn't done yet either and could pull off another Top 100 type and DePaul is working the jucos hard. Tom Crean has a nice class as well, but it won't be tops in the league. More than one commitment: DePaul, Louisville, Memphis, Marquette.

Pac-10: The Pac-10 is behind the national commitment curve. Granted, the west is a little down this year and when you combine that with big classes from Stanford, UCLA and Arizona last year, we shouldn't expect it be a huge recruiting season for the conference. Arizona is on some top kids and could wind up in the best shape, but UCLA can't be discounted. More than one commitment: none.

SEC: Right now, it's clear that Florida has the top class. No one in the SEC is close at this point and Billy Donovan's bunch will be tough to catch. However, a number of schools remain in contention for some of the nation's best prep talent, but it's unlikely one school will be able to unseat the collection of top players Florida has accumulated. More than one commitment: Florida.

Mid-Major: Central Michigan has two commitments at this point. PG Joseph Carr is a defensive type who is strong. Shooter Kevin Nelson certainly could have gone a little higher than he did. CMU's done a nice job early addressing some needs.


Schools with more than one commitment: Ball State, Central Michigan, Dayton, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Marquette, Maryland, Massachusetts, Memphis, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego, Syracuse, Utah, Villanova, Wake Forest, Xavier.

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