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The Race For The No. 1 Recruiting Class Is Down To 2 Teams

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)

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:

  1. Ohio State - 311.17 points
  2. 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.