Recruiting fans love to focus on the national rankings, as bringing in a top-five, top-10 or top-25 class is deemed important. Yet, before a team can become a national juggernaut, it must first conquer its conference's recruiting rankings.
On the other end of the spectrum, some programs just can't get out of the recruiting basement of their conference. They don't consistently build classes to challenge for top recruiting honors in their league, which mostly leads to them failing to win any conference titles.
An ACC program coming off of a big win leads its conference in recruiting, while a Big 12 team's head coach has yet to make an impact on the recruiting trail. Also, the program with the best class in the Pac-12 will be a surprise to many around the country.