How often can a team be ranked among the top 20 recruiting classes in the nation and still finish in the bottom half of its conference? Yearly, if that team is from the SEC.
Except this year, the consensus seems to be that SEC teams ranked Nos. 8-10 in the conference are considered as having top 25 classes.
The talent level at most every school in the Southeastern Conference continues to build on a yearly basis. Alabama has won the National and SEC recruiting crown yet again, and the consensus among the big four recruiting sites (Rivals, Scout, ESPNU, 24/7 Sports) is that 13 of the SEC's 14 teams were worthy of a top 50 designation in 2012.
Here's how SEC teams fared on National Signing Day.