Chart: Big Ten recruiting rankings

  • Updated: February 5, 2014 - 9:10 PM

Linebacker Raekwon McMillan speaks to reporters at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2014. McMillan chose Ohio State over several powerhouses, including Clemson, which beat the Buckeyes in the Orange Bowl college football game. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eamon Queeney)

Big Ten rankings

From, with national rank in parentheses.

1. Ohio State (3)

• Buckeyes landed eight of’s top 100 players. The rest of the league combined to sign six. Biggest catch might be Raekwon McMillan, who some scouting services called the best linebacker in the nation.

2. Michigan State (22)

• Spartans’ key get was DL Malik McDowell of Southfield, Mich. Class is considered MSU’s best since 2009.

3. Penn State (24)

• New coach James Franklin made most of limited recruiting time. He picked up five players who had committed to Vanderbilt, his previous employer.

4. Michigan (31)

• Wolverines got Big Ten’s best recruit in CB Jabrill Peppers. But overall ranking was a big drop. Michigan had been in top four in past two years.

5. Nebraska (32)

• Cornhuskers look south, with 15 recruits from states that have SEC schools.

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