As I wrote at the beginning of the month
, attrition moved Alabama down and Notre Dame up to Number One
in the revised "enrolled" recruiting rankings. The Irish are now number one both in average star ranking (average quality of incoming recruit) and the overall (very arbitrary) point rankings. Notre Dame had zero attrition from its incoming freshmen class which is already heavily ensconced on the two-deep. The headliners, from all reports, continue to be Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph, both of whom will see extensive action this year. I remember someone mentioning that the only positive from losing Aurelious Benn was that it gave us a better shot at Michael (TO without the headcase) Floyd. Here's an excerpt from Rivals:
"Now that the Class of 2008 is in school and preparing for the season, Rivals.com has recalculated its final team recruiting rankings to account for prospects who did not make it to campus with the rest of their classmates. With the loss of several key recruits, including two four-star players to professional baseball, Alabama - the nation's No. 1 team on Signing Day - slides to No. 2. Notre Dame, which didn't lose a single recruit, pushes up to No. 1."
Here Come the Irish!