National signing day came and went on Wednesday, and with it came the official-unofficial start of the 2014 season—the first of the College Football Playoff era.
So far, it's been much of the same.
Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and Florida State—arguably the four most dominant programs during the BCS era—landed the top four classes in America, per the 247Sports team rankings. Between them, 13 5-star players and 56 4-star players are signed up to play next fall.
Beyond that, signing day was its usual, crazy self, producing winners and losers across the board. Theatrics were toned down in many cases, but the day still yielded a number of important takeaways.
Here are 10 that stuck out.
Note: All team rankings and star ratings via the 247Sports composite.