No. 1 no more: Michigan's 2013 football recruiting class falls from Rivals' top spot
The Michigan football team's acclaimed 2013 recruiting class was No. 1 in the country according to each of the three major services.
That run is no more.
The Wolverines dropped from their perch atop Rivals' rankings Monday after USC picked up a commitment from four-star defensive back Jalen Ramsey. The move, bolstered by the commitment of three other four-star recruits in the past five days, boosted the Trojans into Rivals' top spot.
Scout and ESPN have yet to update their team rankings.
NCAA sanctions will limit the overall size of USC's class, but the quality of players who have pledged verbal commitments put the Trojans on pace to set a Rivals ranking record.
"USC is recruiting this year on a level that rivals the Pete Carroll dominance of the mid 2000's," Rivals national analyst Mike Farrell said in the report, referring to USC's former coach. "The quality of each prospect is amazing and they will make a run at the average star ranking record held by USC in 2007 (4.22).
"What (current coach) Lane Kiffin and his staff have done, especially with NCAA sanctions in place, is nothing short of remarkable."
Michigan, which has 22 commitments -- seven more than USC -- still has 2,569 points. That easily beats No. 3 LSU (2,296), No. 4 Georgia (2127) and No. 5 Texas A&M (2,121). USC leads the way with 2,652.
The Wolverines' 14 four-star commitments matches LSU for most in the country. But USC averages 4.20 stars per recruit, while Michigan averages only 3.55.
Click here for Rivals' updated ranking of the top 50 recruiting classes for 2013. Other Big Teams on the list include No. 10 Ohio State, No. 15 Penn State, No. 21 Illinois, No. 25 Nebraska, No. 26 Iowa, No. 32 Wisconsin, No. 40 Michigan State and No. 46 Northwestern.