Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the 2013 Recruiting Classes

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Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the 2013 Recruiting Classes
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As both the AP and Coaches Division I men's basketball polls came out on Monday, the Big Ten found itself with six of the nation's top 22 teams. In fact, the conference boasts three of the top four teams: Indiana (1), Ohio State (3) and Michigan (4). If Ohio State can knock off Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Indiana can beat North Carolina, and Michigan outlast North Carolina State, the B1G could have the nation's top three teams next Monday.

Michigan State is a mainstay in those same polls, while both Minnesota and Illinois entered the ranks with solid showings in their respective holiday tournaments. Wisconsin, however, dropped out of the top 25. With the conference's recent success, it should be no surprise that top recruiting classes are coming continue to find their way in the Big Ten.

In fact, five of the nation's top 27 recruiting classes come from Big Ten schools, according to's rankings. While additions can still be made before the start of next season, here I will give you a quick rundown of the players signed for next year within the Big Ten. 

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