Although the BCS era is coming to an end, the six major conferences still will be dominant. Instead of teams fighting to get into a BCS bowl, College Football Playoff berths and the right to play in prominent bowl games will be the objective.
To reach those goals, the schools from the old BCS conferences will have to continue to dominate recruiting. While every program has its league rivals and enemies on the recruiting trail, they all have a great sense of conference pride.
As the 2014 recruiting cycle moves forward, certain BCS conferences are dominating the trail. A surprise conference has several of its schools in position for a top-25 finish, while one conference that normally has many top classes is in the middle of a disappointing year.
Another league has two of its perennial powers being supported by a couple of programs that are recruiting surprisingly well.
And you may be shocked to see where the SEC ranks.
All rankings are by 247Sports.