As I wrote at the beginning of last 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 on both Scout and Rivals. Scout recently moved Notre Dame up No. 1 as covered in Re-ranking the Class of 2008.
Here's an excerpt from Scott Kennedy:
"It's been stated before, but I don't think it can be said enough; the recruiting job that Charlie Weis and staff did last year to secure the No. 1 class in the country in the midst of Notre Dame's worst season in its history, is one of the best recruiting jobs I've ever seen."
And here's Scout's re-ranked top 10 and their key losses:
1 2 Notre Dame None
2 1 Alabama Devonta Bolton; Melvin Ray
3 3 Miami Antonio Harper
4 4 Ohio State Shawntel Rowell
5 5 Georgia Toby Jackson
6 6 Michigan Marcus Witherspoon; Taylor Hill
7 10 UCLA None
8 7 LSU DeAngelo Benton
9 11 Clemson None
10 8 FSU Debrale Smiley; Anthony Hill