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UNC class gets a boost from Barnes

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North Carolina might not have the top spot in the 2010 team recruiting rankings, but coach Roy Williams landed his top three targets. Signing the most important target, Harrison Barnes, took a valiant recruiting effort. The Tar Heels beat out the likes of Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Oklahoma and Iowa State - where Barnes' mother works.
With Barnes joining top-10 prospect Reggie Bullock and highly regarded point guard Kendall Marshall, North Carolina secures the No. 2 spot in the rankings.
Memphis, the only representative from Conference USA, slides to No. 3 despite adding big man Hippolyte Tsafack to its guard-heavy class.
North Carolina State slid from No. 4 to No. 10 when top-40 prospect Luke Cothron decided not to sign during the early period.
UCLA and Texas A&M are the two new entries into the rankings. UCLA jumps in at No. 11 after coveted five-star big man Josh Smith joined four-star guard Tyler Lamb in the Bruins' class.
Texas A&M's ranking received a boost with the signature of reclassified big man Kourtney Roberson. The Aggies' four-man class lands at No. 20 in the team recruiting rankings.
The top conference is the ACC, which has a staggering six teams in the top 15 and a total of seven teams in the top 25. The Big Ten is second with four teams, including Ohio State at No. 1.
The SEC is represented by four teams, and the Big East has three teams in the rankings.
The Big 12 and Pac-10 are represented by two teams each, and the Atlantic-10 has Xavier and Dayton in the top 25.
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