School is clearly in session, and basketball rosters have rounded into shape. A couple of programs had minor changes inside the national top 30 recruiting rankings. A few adjustments needed to be made, and Rivals.com is proud to release the preliminary enrolled rankings for the class of 2007.
Rivals.com will revise the team rankings in January at the start of the second semester. A couple of programs are hoping to add players in midseason.
Augustus Gilchrist is expected to enroll at Maryland in January. He committed to the Terrapins on Sunday. His addition could push the ACC team into the top 30.
Virginia Tech freshman J.T. Thompson is currently enrolled in school, but is awaiting clearance to play from the NCAA. His cousin, Dorenzo Hudson, is also hoping to be added to the Hokies roster at the semester break. Both are not counted in the team's enrolled class for the fall semester. Virginia Tech dropped to 28th overall in the preliminary enrolled rankings.
Kansas State slides down the rankings to the fourth overall position because Dominique Sutton and Jamar Samuels won't be playing at the beginning of the season. The Wildcats hope to add both players to the lineup at the semester break – a situation similar to Bill Walker's last season.
Purdue moved up one spot after the Boilermakers added junior college prospect Nemanja Calasan, a skilled forward who should contribute this season.
Oklahoma moved down a spot because Chris Early, a 6-foot-7 forward, was dismissed from the university shortly after enrolling earlier this year.
Illinois dropped out of the top 30 national rankings because California guard Quinton Watkins, a top-100 prospect, did not enroll with the Big Ten school.
Replacing the Illini in the team rankings is Wake Forest. The final class Skip Prosser signed boasts a pair of four-star prospects in Indianapolis native Jeff Teague and James Johnson - a bouncy forward from Wyoming . Florida guard Gary Clark, a Rivals150 prospect, rounds out the class.