Indiana’s Class of 2012, which was ranked No. 2 in the Rivals.com team rankings after the fall signing period, has now fallen to No. 5 thanks mostly to recent recruiting coups by Kentucky and UCLA but also to the rankings slide of La Lumiere forward Hanner Perea.
Kentucky added No. 2 prospect Nerlens Noel to its class and is now, yet again, the top ranked class in the country. UCLA added No. 1 recruit Shabazz Muhammad and No. 27 Tony Parker to a class that already included No. 3 Kyle Anderson. Arizona, which was No. 1 after the fall signing period, holds at No. 3. North Carolina State jumped Indiana thanks to a rating jump for swingman T.J. Warren and Perea’s fall from No. 16 to No. 43 on the individual list.