Note: Updated after National Signing Day

The Group of Five continued to make progress in building their respective programs with a number of stellar 2021 recruiting classes.  Not surprising, the consensus top 5 recruiting classes were all in the American Athletic Conference, led by Cincinnati.  Memphis, SMU, Central Florida and South Florida completed the top 5.

The second 5 contained a mix of G5 conferences, with San Diego State (MWC), Toledo (MAC), UNLV (MWC), Appalachian State (SBC), and BYU (Independent) filling these spots respectively. 

Looking at the 2021 class by conference, as expected, the AAC led the way with the Mountain West finishing a distant second in the ratings.  The MAC and Independents followed closely behind, with the Sunbelt edging out Conference USA for the next slot. 

247 Sports Recruiting Rankings (Click to scroll, click headers to sort)
G5 RankTeamConf# CommitsScoreFBS Rank
1CincinnatiAAC24190.6642
2MemphisAAC25187.3146
3SMUAAC17181.6152
4Central FloridaAAC21177.6955
5San Diego StateMWC25170.7562
6South FloridaAAC21167.6363
7ToledoMAC24163.1866
8UNLVMWC20162.9167
9App StateSBC23161.1469
10Boise StateMWC16161.1370
11Texas-San AntonioCUSA21159.8671
12BYUINDG517159.7772
13Fresno StateMWC18159.1175
14LouisianaSBC18158.6376
15TulaneAAC17156.5679
16North TexasCUSA18153.8980
17HoustonAAC14153.4781
18Florida AtlanticCUSA20151.6382
19Coastal CarolinaSBC17150.6783
20Florida InternationalCUSA17149.3584
21NevadaMWC21148.6685
22Central MichiganMAC24146.1287
23Miami OHMAC22146.0388
24Colorado StateMWC21144.6789
25Air ForceMWC69144.1690
26Northern IllinoisMAC26142.5991
27Georgia SouthernSBC22142.5492
28RiceCUSA19141.3993
29New MexicoMWC23140.7594
30Ball StateMAC23140.0795
31East CarolinaAAC14139.2896
32Western MichiganMAC19139.1197
33BuffaloMAC17137.7898
34OhioMAC19137.699
35Old DominionCUSA18135.74100
36CharlotteCUSA20134.83101
37Georgia StateSBC15134.55102
38Bowling GreenMAC20133.73103
39TroySBC15133.65104
40TempleAAC14132.83105
41Ark StateSBC16132.61106
42Eastern MichiganMAC16132.15107
43NavyAAC29131.51108
44ArmyINDG550131.27109
45WyomingMWC18130.41110
46LibertyINDG514129.14111
47Louisiana-MonroeSBC16127.64112
48New Mexico StateINDG518126.9113
49ConnecticutINDG516125.11114
50Alabama BirminghamCUSA16123.44115
51MassachusettsINDG518121.74116
52Kent StateMAC15119.36117
53AkronMAC17113.25118
54San Jose StateMWC12112.81119
55Louisiana TechCUSA10108.45120
56South AlabamaSBC11107.68121
57Middle Tennessee StateCUSA12107.22122
58Southern MissCUSA9104.36123
59HawaiiMWC11101.62124
60MarshallCUSA10101.55125
61TulsaAAC997.89126
62Texas El-PasoCUSA960.62127
63Utah StateMWC555.32128
64Western KentuckyCUSA449.62129
65Texas StateSBC19.46130
Rivals Recruiting Rankings (Click to scroll, click headers to sort)
G5 RankTeamConf# CommitsScoreFBS Rank
1CincinnatiAAC25141036
2MemphisAAC23132046
3Central FloridaAAC21121551
4South FloridaAAC21115555
5San Diego StateMWC24114058
6SMUAAC17113759
7NavyAAC78106564
8Texas-San AntonioCUSA21103567
9ToledoMAC24102068
9Air ForceMWC67102068
9UNLVMWC20102068
12BYUINDG51897571
13Miami OHMAC2494573
14ArmyINDG510293075
14Fresno StateMWC1893075
16App StateSBC2491578
17Ball StateMAC2390082
18TulaneAAC1788583
18HoustonAAC1588583
20Boise StateMWC1687085
21North TexasCUSA1885586
22Central MichiganMAC2384087
22Northern IllinoisMAC2884087
24Florida AtlanticCUSA2282589
24Western MichiganMAC1982589
26LibertyINDG51981091
27Coastal CarolinaSBC1979592
27NevadaMWC2179592
29New MexicoMWC2376594
29Colorado StateMWC2276594
29RiceCUSA1876594
32New Mexico StateINDG51973595
33ConnecticutINDG51572097
33Florida InternationalCUSA1772097
35East CarolinaAAC1670599
35OhioMAC1870599
37WyomingMWC19690100
38TroySBC16675102
39Bowling GreenMAC20675103
39BuffaloMAC16675104
41TempleAAC12660105
42CharlotteCUSA21645106
42AkronMAC21645107
44Ark StateSBC15615108
44Georgia SouthernSBC21615109
44Louisiana-MonroeSBC13615110
47Old DominionCUSA19600111
48South AlabamaSBC16585112
48Eastern MichiganMAC19585113
50HawaiiMWC12540114
51Alabama BirminghamCUSA16525115
51MassachusettsINDG519525116
53LouisianaSBC13510117
54Georgia StateSBC15495118
54Southern MissCUSA10495119
56Louisiana TechCUSA10480120
57San Jose StateMWC12450121
58Kent StateMAC13435122
59MarshallCUSA10405123
60Middle Tennessee StateCUSA10390124
61TulsaAAC7375125
62Western KentuckyCUSA3210126
63Texas El-PasoCUSA9180127
64Utah StateMWC5135128
65Texas StateSBC130129
ESPN Recruiting Rankings (Top 75 FBS Only)
G5 RankTeamConfFBS Rank
1SMUAAC46
2CincinnatiAAC48
3MemphisAAC52
4Central FloridaAAC58
5South FloridaAAC62
6App StateSBC63
7San Diego StateMWC64
8Boise StateMWC65
9ToledoMAC66
10BYUINDG571
11UNLVMWC73
12HoustonAAC74
13TulaneAAC75
Consensus Recruiting Rankings (Click to scroll, click headers to sort)
Consensus RankTeamConfHigh RankLow Rank
1CincinnatiAAC12
2MemphisAAC23
3SMUAAC155
4Central FloridaAAC45
5South FloridaAAC546
6San Diego StateMWC510
7ToledoMAC78
8UNLVMWC811
9App StateSBC617
10BYUINDG51012
11Texas-San AntonioCUSA1165
12Boise StateMWC813
13Fresno StateMWC1320
14TulaneAAC1319
15Air ForceMWC1036
16HoustonAAC1236
17Miami OHMAC1523
18North TexasCUSA1621
19Florida AtlanticCUSA1418
20NavyAAC843
21Central MichiganMAC1822
22Coastal CarolinaSBC1924
23Ball StateMAC2434
24NevadaMWC2134
25Northern IllinoisMAC2627
26Florida InternationalCUSA2044
27Colorado StateMWC2430
28ArmyINDG51644
29Western MichiganMAC2232
30RiceCUSA2831
31New MexicoMWC2629
32LouisianaSBC1457
33East CarolinaAAC2931
34OhioMAC3449
35Georgia SouthernSBC2748
36BuffaloMAC3338
37LibertyINDG52546
38Bowling GreenMAC3839
39TroySBC3239
40CharlotteCUSA3642
41New Mexico StateINDG53348
42TempleAAC2840
43WyomingMWC4147
44ConnecticutINDG53549
45Old DominionCUSA3550
46Ark StateSBC4153
47Eastern MichiganMAC4249
48Georgia StateSBC3756
49Louisiana-MonroeSBC3747
50AkronMAC4262
51Alabama BirminghamCUSA5054
52MassachusettsINDG54751
53South AlabamaSBC456
54HawaiiMWC5959
55Kent StateMAC5052
56Louisiana TechCUSA5255
57San Jose StateMWC5354
58Southern MissCUSA358
59Middle Tennessee StateCUSA5761
60MarshallCUSA5860
61TulsaAAC6061
62Texas El-PasoCUSA6264
63Western KentuckyCUSA6264
64Utah StateMWC6363
65Texas StateSBC6565