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First ESPNU recruiting rankings

It's early in the recruiting season, but it's never too early for recruiting rankings, is it?

Here's the ESPNU top-25 as of todayInsider.

Texas is No. 1 and three Pac-12 teams rank in the top 25: No. 7 USC, No. 19 Arizona State and No. 20 Stanford.

This from the accompanying article is worth noting:

Considering that only 13 of the 120 FBS schools have double-digit commitments to this point tells you just how early it is in the recruiting process, so remember these are very, very early class rankings. They are based on who has committed so far and are not a projection of how strong a class will finish.

You can expect USC to fall some because it can only offer 15 scholarships. Even if the Trojans get a bunch of four- and five-star guys, they likely won't be able to stick in the top-10.

Arizona State is in the top-25 because of numbers. The Sun Devils already have eight commitments for what should be a fairly large class.

It's likely that California, Oregon and Washington will end up in the top-25 before all is done. The biggest question might be UCLA: Will the Bruins and coach Rick Neuheisel take advantage of the Trojans reduced scholarship numbers?