Even with March Madness and the 2012 NCAA Tournament taking all the headlines, college basketball coaches know that this is the time to land those last-minute 2012 college basketball recruits like Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad and Anthony Bennett.
Coaches like John Calipari are already seeing what recruiting talented freshmen can do, as Calipari's Kentucky team is the best in the country, thanks to his four talented freshmen—Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Kyle Wiltjer.
Now that the high school seasons are over, recruits have just over one month to commit to schools and file all of their paperwork. March and April are two of the most important recruiting months on the calendar, and you can expect to see some major signings over the next five weeks.
Until those signings, these are the 2012 recruiting class rankings.