With commitment Mitch McGary to Michigan on Thursday night, the Wolverines grabbed the headlines away from Arizona and North Carolina State after the updated team recruiting rankings saw them move up to No. 1 and No. 3 respectively.
The No. 3-ranked prospect and No. 1-ranked power forward in the Rivals150, McGary could have the same impact for Michigan as a freshman as did Kevin Love, Tyler Hansbrough and Jared Sullinger did for their respective schools.
McGary's addition to Michigan's recruiting class pushes the Wolverines all the way to No. 4 in the rankings.
Michigan isn't the only team in the Big Ten in the national team recruiting rankings. A total of four Big Ten schools are in the top 25, placing the conference in a three-way tie with the ACC and Big 12 as the second-most represented conference.
The top conference is the Big East, which has seven teams in the rankings and Providence as the highest ranked of the bunch.
The Pac-12 and SEC both have two teams each in the rankings, and the Atlantic-10 and Conference-USA are represented by one team each.
Sean Miller has found success on the court and in recruiting at Arizona. He has a trio of top 50 ranked post players who will give Arizona outstanding frontcourt depth. Ashley is a versatile athlete, Tarczewski is a true center at 7-feet and Jarrett is a skilled four man. Also a top 50 prospect, York is a potent perimeter scorer.
Indiana fans are ready for the recruiting success of Tom Crean to translate on the court, and this five-man class is expected to play a huge part in this potential turnaround. Every position is covered in this class with five-star prospects Hanner Perea and Kevin Ferrell leading the way.
The Pack scored a couple of major commitments when five-star prospects Purvis and Warren decided to stay home for school. Purvis is a physical, attacking combo guard who can score with the best of them. Warren is also a high scoring forward with a sweet shooting stroke. Lewis is as crafty as they come off the dribble and a fan favorite thanks to his flashy passing.
John Beilein has a couple talented four-star wings in the recruiting fold. Robinson, III, the son of The Big Dog, has blossomed this summer into a terrific prospect. Stauskas is a versatile shooting guard with nice size for his position. But the crown jewel of Michigan's strong recruiting effort is McGary, who is the top power forward in the 2012 class.
New head coach Ed Cooley is making quite the recruiting splash at Providence. He has the top backcourt in the country committed with Dunn and Ledo, and Fortune is one of the top shooters in the 2012 class.
Just like neighbor North Carolina State , Roy Williams has secured a strong backcourt. Tokoto is a high flying athlete who thrives in an open court game. Paige is a heady point guard with a solid all-around game. James is a big, back-to-the-basket guy who has been working hard to get in better shape. And the latest commitment comes from Johnson, who is a bouncy athlete with great potential.
Ridley, who has a lot of size and a lot of game, is a post player who can anchor the attack on both ends. Highly athletic, Ibeh is a great interior complement to Ridley. Lammert, a skilled four man, adds depth to the frontline. He also has a heady point guard in Felix who can get him the ball and keep the defense honest with his shooting ability. Papapetrou, who is a skilled wing, rounds out the class.
The addition of the nation's second-ranked, and most versatile, player Kyle Anderson gives UCLA's class a huge bump. Adams is one of the toughest perimeter players to defend in the 2012 class when he gets hot from the outside.
Head coach James Dickey and his staff made a huge splash by convincing the two local stars to stay local. House is a long, athletic wing with deep range and huge upside. Knowles is a slender big with quickness and face-up skills. Rounding out the class is Izundu, who is similar to Knowles but not as developed.
The star of Baylor's recruiting class is versatile and talented 7-footer Isaiah Austin. He is complemented on the outside by steady point guard L.J. Rose and Rykhoek is a big-bodied interior player with good hands.
Mike Brey has a couple four-star recruits in the fold with Biedscheid and Auguste. Biedscheid is a versatile perimeter player with length and a high skill level. Auguste is a mobile and skilled big man who is hitting his stride. A lengthy shooter, Burgett rounds out the class.
Florida State is looking forward to adding the scoring abilities of reclassified four-star shooting guard Aaron Thomas. Brandon, a four-star perimeter player, is a versatile playmaker. Point guard Bookert and power forward Gilchrist round out the class.
Continuing the backcourt theme, Billy Donovan also has secured a four-star point guard and wing scorer. Ogbueze has a balanced skill package at the point, and Frazier is known for scoring points. Graham, a three-star prospect, is also a great shooter.
Billy Kennedy is off to a great start on the recruiting trail in his first year at A&M. With Reese and Caruso A&M adds a scoring combo guard and a smooth two who have significant ties to the school. Reese's father, John, is now an assistant coach and Caruso's father, Mike, is an associate athletic director at A&M.
Tony Bennett has secured a trio of ranked recruits with diverse games. Anderson is a big-time wing athlete. Tobey is a skilled post player with face-up game. And Nolte is a deadly outside shooter. Three-star point guard Jones is the fourth recruit.
A couple power forwards comprise Bill Self's 2012 recruiting class. On the national radar since his freshman year, Ellis is both a powerful and skilled forward. Peters plays a physical game down low and can step out and make shots.
Woodbury is a skilled big man who should find plenty of success in the Big Ten. Gesell is a steady guard who can play either the one or the two while Ingram is a physical defender who likes to hit corner jumpers. Meyer is a big with mobility and emerging skill.