National signing day is right around the corner, and several SEC teams are poised to post stellar classes that could catapult them into the national title picture or keep them right in the thick of it.
But just how important are these classes?
Either Alabama or Florida have finished with the top recruiting class in the nation every year except once since 2007. It's no coincidence that the two programs have three SEC championships and four BCS National Championships over that same time period.
SEC recruiting has kicked into overdrive since the mid-2000s, with multiple teams placing in the national top five every year. Which classes were the top classes of the BCS era? Here are our top 10 based on Rivals.com team rankings, elite players who succeeded in college and sleepers who hit it big for their respective programs.
*All recruiting information courtesy of Rivals.com