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The 5 Most-Disappointing 2018 College Football Recruiting Classes

A pylon with the SEC logo on it.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: An 'SEC' logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The 2018 college football recruiting cycle has wrapped up. Georgia has the No. 1 class in the country, supplanting Alabama for the first time in 7 years. Ohio State wasn't far behind at No. 2.

Not every program is bringing in a great class, though. Several major programs had disappointing hauls. Here are the five most-disappointing:

1. Michigan

247sports team ranking: No. 19

A top 20 class isn't bad, but for the Wolverines, it's a step backward. Michigan is trying to compete against Ohio State and Penn State at the top of the Big Ten. Both of those programs have top-five classes.

2. Alabama

247Sports team ranking: No. 7

Putting a top 10 class on the "most disappointing" list is probably crazy, but this is Alabama we're talking about. If the Crimson Tide don't get the No. 1 overall class, that's a disappointment. And that's what's happened for the first time in eight years.

3. LSU

247Sports team ranking: No. 15

The Tigers have missed out on some top targets, including five-star Patrick Surtain, who was seen by some as an LSU lock. He committed to Alabama instead.

4. Texas A&M

247Sports team ranking: No. 17

This is Jimbo Fisher's first class at Texas A&M and he didn't have much time to put it together. So putting the Aggies on this list is probably a little unfair. But Fisher did lose commitments from several of Texas A&M's top prospects and had a disappointing finish to the 2018 cycle.

Just wait for 2019, though, Aggies' fans. Texas A&M is on pace for an awesome class next year.

5. Texas Tech

247Sports Team Ranking: No. 73

Kliff Kingsbury might be coaching for his job this year. He's certainly not gotten off to the best start, with arguably the worst Power 5 recruiting class in the country.