2019 College football recruiting rankings: Where teams stand during early National Signing Day

As the 2018 college football season comes to a close while bowl season rolls along, we began to peer into the 2019 season with the commencement of the Early Signing Period. Beginning on Wednesday, some of the top recruits in the country provided us with their college decisions on national television, and this early period will last through Friday evening. Of course, the recruiting period doesn't come to an end on Friday, as the traditional National Signing Day will still take place on Feb. 6. 

But since no signing period is complete without some drama, this is also a big time for decommitments and flips. However things shake out with blue-chip players and top programs, we'll be here throughout the period keeping you up to date on the biggest stories. To help you keep track of it all, we have our 247Sports Composite rankings in a table below reflecting the top 10 classes.

For context, programs need to recruit at about a top-10 level to realistically compete and win the College Football Playoff National Championship. So, yes, recruiting is absolutely the lifeblood of this sport. 

You can view the table for this year's top 10 classes below. Be sure to check back throughout the day as these rankings will change as commitments (and decommitments) come in. Click the link at the end to see where your team ranks if it is not inside the top 10.

What big-time recruits are headed to your favorite school? Visit 247Sports.com to see how your team's future will be changed forever. Their recruiting analysts are on the ground right now for the Early Signing Period. Use the code ESD18 to get your first month for $1!   

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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