Nick Saban, Head Coach U Alabama. Photo: Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images

Nick Saban, Head Coach U Alabama. Photo: Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images

Nick Saban, head football coach of the University of Alabama, can coach football pretty well, he might be able to recruit high school kids even better. Rivals.com released their top-10 rankings last Wednesday and it is hard to disagree with what they have to say. Leading the pack, once again for the third year in a row is the Alabama Crimson Tide.

There is a saying that goes, “men lie, women lie, numbers don’t;” this saying could be used to describe Alabama to a tee. Alabama continues to bring in the highest talent at the high school level year after year, making them favorites to win National Championships annually.

According to Nick Bromberg of Yahoo! Sports, the Crimson Tide have reloaded once again, “Of Alabama’s 26 commitments for 2014, six are five-star recruits and 13 are four-star commits. No other team had more than three five-star players commit in the 2014 class. It’s the sixth time in seven years that Alabama has been atop Rivals’ rankings and it’s the best class ever per Rivals’ team points totals, which were created in 2008.”

Following the Crimson Tide in the rankings this year is their bitter rival, the LSU Tigers. The school from Baton Rouge, Louisiana added two 5-star recruits and the number four overall player, running back Leonard Fournette.

After the Tigers, the Ohio State Buckeyes come in at the number three spot followed by the defending champions Florida State Seminoles.

Butch Jones, Coach, U Tennessee.  Photo: Randy Sartin/USA TODAY Sports

Butch Jones, Coach, U Tennessee. Photo: Randy Sartin/USA TODAY Sports

The biggest surprise of the top five has to be The Volunteers at the University of Tennessee who came in at number five. As bottom feeders in the South Eastern Conference for the past couple of years it is hard to see why recruits decided to head to Knoxville, but coach Butch Jones seems to have a plan that recruits are buying into.  According to Bromberg, “The Volunteers loaded up on the defensive side of the ball, grabbing 12 four-star defenders.”

This rounds out the top five classes of 2014, we will have to wait and see which freshman class can help their teams the most this season.

So, what are your thoughts?  Feel free to share your insights via the comment section, or tweet me @procsss.