College football programs all go through peaks and valleys. However, the best programs make sure that when they reach a valley, it's not for long.
Unfortunately, that's easier said than done, especially when it comes to recruiting. Right now, several schools appear to be in a valley when it comes to bringing in great classes. Having past success on the trail helps, but some programs continue to struggle.
The Pac-12 dominates this list, but the Big 12 also has a representative.