National Signing Day is wrapping up. Only a few commitments are without a binding contract; for the rest, we know their destination.
Now that the dust has settled, it's time to grade out some of the major performances in the most familiar and old-fashioned way possible: who won, and who lost?
Here are the 10 biggest winners and the 10 biggest losers on National Signing Day.
God bless college football, where such frank language is still politically correct.
Speaking of the Golden Bears, they absolutely cleaned up, landing Allen, four-star DE Gabe King and four-star OLB Chris McCain to round out one of the best defensive classes in the nation.
I don't know how Jeff Tedford did it, but he did it.
I won't be too harsh on the Tide—they're still a Top 10 class, and landed OL Arie Kouandjio to go with some great talent—but they lost their star prospect, Keenan Allen, to Cal.
I don't know how Saban loses a defensive back, but I would not want to be the wall he was nearest when that news broke.
The Gators picked up Chaz Green and Adrian Coxson on Signing Day and locked down contracts from every recruit who had committed.
After an uneasy week, Coxson and Green—two four-star talents, Green a fringe five-star—vaulted the Gators easily over Texas for the top class in the country.
The Buckeyes lost Matt James to Notre Dame and Seantrel Henderson to USC. They'd already missed out on ATH Dominique Brown (to Louisville) earlier in the week.
So though they might be in the process of luring Latwan Anderson away from West Virginia, their 2010 class remains short an all-star prospect.
To me, this makes no sense, considering the Buckeyes' on-field success this year. Maybe there's some sort of cosmic delay in the universe.
Auburn closed their strongest recruiting class in history with a flourish.
The Tigers lured four-star OT Shon Coleman back into the fold, landed five-star DE Corey Lemonier over Florida State, and stocked up the defense with safety Ryan Smith and DT project LaDarius Phillips.
The only moment of doubt was the time it took for Trovon Van to get in his letter of intent, but the rumor was he just couldn't track down a fax machine and had to drive to Mississippi.
What, you can't run there? Son, we do things a little differently on the Plains.
The Zookmaster missed out on Corey Cooper, who departed for Nebraska, and couldn't work any late magic on the rest of the prospects, signing a two-star end and a wide receiver with poor route-running skills.
Off a class that raises questions about long-term viability, Zook is without an answer for the Illini's increasingly critical administration.
On signing day alone, Rick Neuheisel gained commitments from four-star MLB Jordan Zumwalt (who he poached from Stanford); five-star DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa; four-star OLB Josh Shirley; four-star cornerback Anthony Jefferson; and four-star safety Dietrich Riley to land the conference's best defensive class, and possibly the nation's.
The Bulldogs lost WR Da'Rick Rogers to Tennessee, but the losing didn't stop there.
They also missed out on DT Jeff Whitaker to Auburn; ATH Christian Green, who went to Florida State; WR Kadron Boone, who signed with LSU; and Telvin Smith, a Florida State commit who was wavering at noon but chose to be a Seminole a short time after.
The Dawgs had no momentum going into signing day, and failed to address the loss of Da'Rick Rogers properly.
It's a bad sign for the Bulldogs when your coach opens the press conference with an apologetic tone. Nice guy and all, but Mark Richt has been doing that too much lately.
The Scarlet Knights put on a clinic in the closing week, nabbing DB Rashad Knight away from Michigan and S Jeremy Deering out of Florida, where he held offers from the Gators, Seminoles, and Bulls, among others.
They did all this despite losing their secondary coach. And they landed RB Casey Turner and WR Brandon Coleman. Greg Schiano finished strong.
Colorado lost its prized recruit, Munchie Legaux, a dual-threat QB who faxed his letter to Cincinnati and helped Bearcats fans forget about Brian Kelly for a day, and maybe longer.
The Buffs landed only one player on national signing day, that of two-star tight end Harold Mobley.
Heisman winner Harold Mobley, everyone! Mmm, I just don't see it happening.
The Huskies are straight compiling talent up there under Steve Sarkisian, boasting one of the largest classes in the nation.
Nick Montana is now a Husky, and safety Sean Parker was a big surprise commit; the Husky coaches lured him away from Michigan in the closing weeks.
This class is so loaded with raw, undeveloped talent you could call it Jake Locker.
To outsiders such as yourselves, losing Sean Parker to Washington and Rashad Knight to Rutgers probably sounds like Michigan sank even lower into the muck.
So for the sake of objectivity, I'll list them as a loser.
But man, I'm relieved when anybody signs with the Wolverines off an 8-16 record. And we landed Demar Dorsey! And received everyone's letter of intent, including our defensive tackle recruits!
Boom, take that, Buckeyes!
The Trojans are who we thought they were, snaring late commitments from Nickell Robey, Markeith Ambles, and Hayes Pullard, and luring Latwan Anderson out for a visit that will probably end up successful.
Just holding court on Xavier Grimble, Robert Woods, Dillon Baxter and Kyle Prater would have been enough for Matt Barkley.
A few more defensive backs might have been nice, but Monte Kiffin has done more with less.
Seantrel Henderson is also holding out on his commitment pending the results of the NCAA investigation, so he's not entirely in the fold yet.
Now, will the NCAA let them off the hook?
Like Michigan, this one depends on where you're sitting.
From the outside, landing Matt James was a huge get, as it now puts Ohio in play and is score one for Brian Kelly vs. The Sweatervest.
But from the inside, the discontent over Kelly's lesser recruits is already palpable, and missing out on Dietrich Riley, Corey Cooper, and Seantrel Henderson is no way to close a class in South Bend, at least considering the past few years.
The Irish didn't suffer any late decommitments, but a wash is not what they were looking for. I'll leave this one up to the commenters, since loser sounds too strong.
Rookie head coach Derek Dooley filled out his first class admirably, grabbing QB Nash Nance and WR Da'Rick Rogers and landing OT James Stone as time ran out on National Signing Day.
He also lured Boise State defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox to Rocky Top, and ended the day with the eighth-best class in the country....
...but the Vols also lost JC Copeland in a surprise move to LSU; whiffed on Calvin Smith, who went to New Mexico; came in fifth in the SEC; and drew remarks from instant critics who didn't like that some team needs weren't getting addressed.
I would never be so harsh as to say that the eighth best class in the country wasn't good enough, but if needs aren't getting addressed, you can have all the Da'Rick Rogerses in the world and they won't catch a pass.
I'll trust Vol Nation that this day could have ended better, but man, you guys are hard to please.
The Tigers ended the class on a high note, stealing JC Copeland from Tennessee, lifting Kadron Boone from Texas Tech, and landing Ego Ferguson in a multi-school battle that never seemed to feature a leader.
The Tigers' retooled defensive line will compete with Florida's for freshest and most exciting, and could determine the way the SEC West breaks come fall.
Too bad that a fine class like the Aggies had ended on a sour note.
Yet the rumors on four/five-star OLB Corey Nelson's defection to Oklahoma proved well-founded.
The stud prospect sent his letter of intent to the Sooners, dropping the Aggies from the top ten finish and into the middle of the Big 12 pack.
The Seminoles' day was up and down, and they missed on some good prospects, but free of Bobby Bowden, it turned out the Seminoles can still recruit.
They landed Christian Jones and Christian Green, a four-star LB and five-star ATH, respectively, and also inked commitments from four-star DE Bjorn Werner and OT Danny Foose.
That's a top ten finish with twice as many recruits on defense as offense, but I won't ding them for imbalance. The Seminoles needed the help on D, and they got it in droves. For the uphill climb they faced, this might be my favorite class.
Landing Ivan McCartney was great, but the Mountaineers couldn't secure Latwan Anderson, their prize recruit on defense. He's still considering the Mountaineers, but they're the third wheel at this point.
They also couldn't sway Pahokee DT Richard Ash back into the fold, and even McCartney didn't seem thrilled with his decision.
Bad vibes all around from Bill Stewart's most crucial class—after this, he can't well blame RichRod for his problems and get away with it.