Ball State – Dave Letterman’s alma mater cleans claims seven in-state signees and every one of them is a difference-maker for the Cardinals.
Boise State – A year after their first league title, the Broncos bolt for a new and tougher conference. A couple of transfers plus Chelsea Miller help ease that transition.
Cornell – Double digit class should go far in an increasingly deep Ivy League.
Dartmouth – Dartmouth shows that a team can come back from the brink of extinction and enjoy success. A double-digit class from nearly almost as many states portends good things for this Ivy.
Florida State – Seminoles just miss making the top-25 but for the first time in our memory more Floridians are destined for Tallahassee over Gainesville. McKayla Lightborn, Ashley Hicks and Ashley Butler lead the way.
Harvard – Half the size of Princeton’s class they’ll need to be twice as good to match the Tigers. They’re good, but not quite that good.
Illinois – Sixteen years of renovations complete (ok, maybe it was six) and the Illini are beginning to attract attention – Cara Chaung stands out.
Liberty – Jake Shellenberg stays busy in first year landing an outstanding class highlighted by Aussie Kirsten Blake.
Navy – When you want to study linguistics and intelligence, Navy is a good place and that’s where Rheanna Vaughn is headed.
Notre Dame – We’re not going to even try to pronounce Mikelle Masciantonio’s name, but as the #2 recruit out of Pennsylvania, the Irish announcer had better start practicing.
Penn – Not a big class, but with Shelby Fortin a good one.
Rutgers – Warner inks a decent Big East-type class and isn’t around to enjoy it.
South Carolina – McGee Moody gets swimmers near and far to take a look at the Gamecocks. Rachael Schaffer and Kelly Tannhauser are good finds and inroads into Ohio nearly gets USC into top 25.
UCLA – Bruins land Lindsay Fascella and make inroads into the northeast with Massachusetts state champ Anna Senko and Connecticut’s Emily Weir .
Utah – Once again Greg Winslow convinces one of Arizona’s best (Traycie Swartz) to head north of the Four Corners.