Duke wins signing day sweepstakes

Duke, North Carolina and Florida round out the Top 3 early signing period classes. Here's our look, 25 teams deep, at who did the best in getting the horses to compete for a national title run.

No. 1

Coach K nabs all six guys he targeted and in turn runs the table with one of the best classes in recent memory. Balanced and talented.

No. 2

The Tar Heels signed one of the strongest three-man recruiting classes in history. Felton is a difference maker. May sign a spring big man.

No. 3

Top 5 recruiting classes are becoming the standard for UF basketball. Roberson might be the perfect Gator recruit. Nearly landed Anderson.

No. 4

Diverse group led by Paul Davis who has a chance to be the most productive big man of Tom Izzo's tenure. Trannon was free.

No. 5

One of the more diverse groups in the country. Each recruits is in the Top 100, and two are Top 50 material. Terps will win with this class.

No. 6

Self replaces his All-American guard with a pair of backcourt standouts and gets bigger with a lefty and a shooter forward.

No. 7

Even without Stoudemire, this group is strong. Thiero is a great rebounder, Hunt scores and Woods is a top juco. Carmona is tough.

No. 8

Syracuse needs to make sure "Melo" waits a while before he seeks a seat in the Green Room at the NBA Draft. McNamara will start ASAP.

No. 9

Jack will be the program's second consecutive 4-year starter at the point and Bosh is an impact guy in the ACC. GT now built for speed.

No. 10

Technically, they got a late start on this class but a juco stud big man and two high school scorers are on the way.

No. 11

Horton's the right guy to run the show and Abrams is a tough scrapper. Size is on the way, but it needs seasoning.

No. 12

Wright and Strickland pump this group up as one of the best incoming backcourt combos in the country.

No. 13

You have to reward quality and few programs signed a pair as good as Rodgers and Adams. You win with guards and 'Cats have them.

No. 14

Jay Wright's pipeline from the Big Apple to the Main Line helped get this done early. Ray and Foye can score and Sumpter is versatile.

No. 15

All three recruits are highly rated. Horner and Brunner will bang heads for the coveted Mr. Basketball Award in Iowa .

No. 16

Adding the top-ranked juco point guard, a Top 75 small forward and a pair of juco big men who can play make this a well-rounded group.

No. 17

For being unfamiliar with the landscape of ACC recruiting, Skip Prosser sure did a great job. Williams, Gray and Strickland are a fine nucleus.

No. 18

Francis might be the story of the year in hoops recruiting and a statement pickup for the Irish. Cornett has potential; Quinn coming off injury.

No. 19

Three high schoolers will make the final Top 100 -- Watson, Asumnu and The Rifleman. Herndon is big and Albrecht could be a sleeper.

No. 20

UConn loves to be strong on the wings and Rashad Anderson and Denham give the Huskies an imposing future perimeter combo.

No. 21

The nation's top juco prospect returns home. The value of this class could rise with good senior years from Cote and Stockton.

No. 22

Finn is tremendously undervalued and two of the jucos -- Holbrook and Myles -- are highly regarded. Nice initial foray for Matta and Co.

No. 23

Rinkevicius is the "X-Factor" as few have seen him play, but we know how good Young can be and how good McKinney is.

No. 24

Any recruiting class that has a guy nicknamed "The Helicopter" has to be a good one. Hicks, Moore and Kirkland on board but UC not finished.

No. 25

The 49ers get the nod because we believe Grier is going to have a major impact on the conference. Withers had a great summer.

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