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Latest Commits Result In Major Changes To Big Ten Recruiting Rankings

The Big Ten Logo on the field for the Ohio State-Maryland game.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 04: A view of the Big Ten logo on the field during the game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Ohio State Buckeyes at Byrd Stadium on October 4, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

It's one of the busiest times of the year for recruiting in college football as programs look to bolster their 2020 class. There have been so many commitments over the past few days that the recruiting rankings in the Big Ten saw a major shift.

Ohio State has held the title of best recruiting class in its conference for a while. After all, Ryan Day has a pair of five-star recruits in Paris Johnson Jr. and Julian Fleming.

Well, the Buckeyes' reign has come to an end for now. The new top recruiting class in the Big Ten belongs to Michigan, after its latest haul of commits.

In just a two-day span, the Wolverines received commitments from four-star recruits A.J. Henning, Kalel Mullings and Blake Corum. Landing this trio of recruits was enough to put them over the Buckeyes in 247Sports' recruiting rankings.

Another team on the rise in 247Sports' rankings is Penn State. On Thursday, the program landed a commitment from four-star athlete Enzo Jennings.

The Nittany Lions have leapfrogged the Iowa Hawkeyes for the No. 3 spot in the Big Ten.

Here are the top five recruiting classes in the Big Ten:

  1. Michigan
  2. Ohio State
  3. Penn State
  4. Iowa
  5. Minnesota

Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Iowa are among the top 20 recruiting classes in the country.

There are surprises beyond that top five as well. Northwestern remains very strong, and is a spot ahead of Wisconsin, at Nos. 6 and 7 in the conference, respectively. Michigan State, long a power in the league, sits in the bottom half of the rankings at No. 9, while upstart Nebraska is all the way down at No. 12 for the time being.

It's safe to say the Big Ten should be quite competitive for years to come.