ACC class rankings analysis

The regular season and conference championship weekend are over. And with the extended dead period, college staffs are going into recruiting overdrive this week. The result has been a number of commitments (and decommitments) all over the country since the season ended, although it's still been relatively quiet in the ACC.

Trending up: It is time for Florida State to make its move, although it will be somewhat difficult with the staff preoccupied with a national title game. With the No. 6 class in the rankings, Florida State has fallen some from its former spot atop the rankings, but the Seminoles have some of the country’s elite prospects among its final targets. They landed that target on Monday with Chad Mavety (Garden City, N.Y./Nassau), the No. 8 juco player nationally. The Noles will be getting four-star OT Frank Ragnow (Victoria, Minn./Chanhassen) to officially visit this weekend, and FSU was thought to be the leader in November when Ragnow originally planned to visit. If the Noles finish off the 2013 season with a national title, expect a small recruiting run before signing day and then a 2015 class that will challenge the SEC (or let’s be honest, Alabama) for the country’s No. 1 class.