New No. 1 ranked 2023 college football recruiting teams

Even as Notre Dame went on a red-hot recruiting spree in Marcus Freeman’s first off-season as head coach, you knew perennially strong programs like Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson, among others, would be charged before long. Cairo.

Well, it’s safe to say the time has officially come.

After four-star Ty Lockwood of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee flipped his commitment from Ohio State to Alabama on Tuesday, the Crimson Tide tops the 247Sports composite team rankings for the first time with the 2023 recruiting class.

Alabama now has 18 commitments. four of which are five-star talents and another 11 rated four-stars.

How are the rest of the top 30 shaking up now?

Here’s a look at the updated 2023 247Sports composite team rankings as of the afternoon of August 2, 2002.

30. Duke

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30. Duke
25 engagements
25 3 stars

29. West Virginia

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29. West Virginia
17 commitments
1 4 star, 16 3 star

28. Michigan

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

28. Michigan
13 engagements
6 4 stars, 7 3 stars

27. Stanford

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27. Stanford
14 engagements
6 4 stars, 7 3 stars

26. TCU

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

26. TCU
18 engagements
3 4 stars, 15 3 stars

25. North Carolina

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25. North Carolina
15 engagements
6 4 stars, 9 3 stars

24. Michigan State

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

24. Michigan State
13 engagements
10 4 stars, 3 3 stars

23. Iowa

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23. Iowa
17 commitments
1 5 star, 2 4 star, 14 3 star

22. Northwest

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

22. Northwest
20 engagements
3 4 stars, 17 3 stars

21. Washington

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21. Washington
19 commitments
4 4 stars, 15 3 stars

20. Louisville

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

20. Louisville
12 engagements
1 5 star, 5 4 star, 6 3 star

19. South Carolina

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

19. South Carolina
16 engagements
7 4 stars, 9 3 stars

18. Cincinnati

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

18. Cincinnati
21 commitments
3 4 stars, 18 3 stars

17. Texas Tech

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17. Texas Tech
23 commitments
2 4 stars, 21 3 stars

16. Oregon

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16. Oregon
12 engagements
1 5 star, 8 4 star, 3 3 star

15. Baylor

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

15. Baylor
23 commitments
3 4 stars, 19 3 stars

14. Arkansas

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

14. Arkansas
23 commitments
8 4 stars, 15 3 stars

13. U.S.C

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

13. U.S.C
14 engagements
2 5 stars, 6 4 stars, 6 3 stars

12. Florida

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

12. Florida
16 engagements
14 4 stars, 2 3 stars

11. Tennessee

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

11. Tennessee
19 commitments
1 5 star, 7 4 star, 11 3 star

10. LSU

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

10. LSU
17 commitments
12 4 stars, 5 3 stars

9. Miami (Florida)

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

9. Miami (Florida)
16 engagements
1 5 star, 8 4 star, 7 3 star

8. Penn State

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

8. Penn State
18 engagements
1 5 star, 13 4 star, 4 3 star

7. Clemson

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

7. Clemson
18 engagements
2 5 stars, 14 4 stars, 2 3 stars

6. Oklahoma

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6. Oklahoma
19 commitments
1 5 star, 10 4 star, 8 3 star

5. Texas

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

5. Texas
20 engagements
2 5 stars, 12 4 stars, 6 3 stars

4. Ohio State

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4. Ohio State
18 engagements
1 5 star, 15 4 star, 2 3 star

3. Agriculture

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3. Agriculture
18 engagements
2 5 stars, 12 4 stars, 4 3 stars

2. Notre Dame

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2. Notre Dame
20 engagements
1 5 star, 17 4 star, 2 3 star

1. Alabama

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1. Alabama
18 engagements
4 5 stars, 11 4 stars, 2 3 stars

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