For the first time in a while, Alabama isn't going to have the country's No. 1 recruiting class.
Alabama has been the king of college football's recruiting world for a while. The Crimson Tide are about to be de-throned.
Nick Saban and Co. have had the No. 1 class in the country for seven years in a row. That streak isn't going to hit eight, though, barring something crazy.
The race to de-throne Alabama is down to two teams: Ohio State and Georgia. Both the Buckeyes and the Bulldogs have a real chance to finish at No. 1 for 2018.
National Signing Day is on Wednesday. Here's where the two programs currently stand in 247Sports' team rankings:
- Ohio State - 311.17 points
- Georgia - 309.23 points
No other program is close to them. Texas has the No. 3 class right now, but the Longhorns are more than 10 points back. Penn State is more than 20 points back in fourth.
There aren't a ton of top prospects still available to get, either. The addition of the early signing period in December has made the February signing day a lot less exciting.
The race for No. 1 will probably come down to two players: five-star offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere and five-star cornerback Tyson Campbell. The Buckeyes are a contender for Petit-Frere and the Bulldogs are in it for Campbell.
Right now, 247Sports' "Crystal Ball" has Campbell committing to Georgia, but Petit-Frere going to Florida. This would have the Bulldogs jumping the Buckeyes for the No. 1 spot.
It's going to be an exciting finish either way. You can view the full team rankings here.