Post-signing day SEC Power Rankings: Alabama is still on top

Now that national signing day has come and gone, we truly are in the dog days of college football.

Spring practices won't start for another month. You've already exhausted yourselves with recruiting. And a lot of the guys we all watched months ago are now getting ready for the big time.

At least there will be no shortage of coaching moves after teams have signed recruits who probably built good relationships with those coaches. So, there's that.

But because we are paying closer attention to college basketball and hockey, we thought we'd spring some post-signing day SEC Power Rankings on you. Not too much should change from our last batch, but this one gives us a little more insight into what teams will be working with this spring.

1. Alabama: The Crimson Tide didn't win the national championship, but Nick Saban did win national signing day with his fifth No. 1 class in six years. Alabama will just reload once again and should see immediate results from No. 1 athlete Dylan Moses, No. 3 offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood and No. 2 running back Najee Harris.

2. Auburn: The Tigers closed up shop early on national signing day but still walked away with a top-10 class. Gus Malzahn's crown jewel is junior college transfer Jarrett Stidham, who was once a solid backup at Baylor. The key to Auburn's 2017 success is at quarterback, and Stidham could be one of the SEC's best this fall.

3. LSU: Ed Orgeron's first recruiting class at LSU was very much a success. He didn't get defensive tackle Marvin Wilson, but he did sign a top-10 class that included 15 ESPN 300 members. Like Auburn, LSU's success likely lies within the quarterback position, and Orgeron signed No. 4 pocket passer Myles Brennan and No. 5 dual-threat passer Lowell Narcisse to challenge starter Danny Etling.

4. Florida: During the days leading up to national signing day, it felt as if Florida was going to sign a dud of a class. Then the sun rose and Jim McElwain somehow signed a top-15 class with four ESPN 300 members committing within the final couple of days. Florida secured much-needed defensive help by signing six defensive backs and four defensive linemen.

5. Georgia: Kirby Smart's first full class was a success. His No. 3 class ranking was Georgia's highest finish since ESPN began tracking commitments. Smart reeled in 18 ESPN 300 prospects. Georgia lost just one starter on defense, but Smart said all jobs are up for grabs, and with the seven defensive backs he signed, expect a few new faces in the secondary this fall.

6. Texas A&M: The Aggies actually had a relatively quiet signing day, but with Kevin Sumlin again looking for a starting quarterback, he signed the No. 2 dual-threat passer in IMG Academy standout Kellen Mond. Linebacker has always been a tricky situation for Sumlin at A&M, but he could have an absolute star in No. 1 ILB Anthony Hines III. Both are already on campus.

7. Tennessee: The Vols generated a lot of internal momentum after a convincing bowl win over Nebraska, and Butch Jones was happy with his 2017 signing class. Jones signed the top player in the country in offensive tackle Trey Smith and helped a thin defensive line by collecting five defensive linemen. Lots of five-star hearts to go around.

8. Arkansas: It's no secret that the 2016 season was a major disappointment in Fayetteville. The ending was terrible, with a loss to Missouri and blowing a 24-0 lead over Virginia Tech in the bowl game. Signing day was a success with the signing of No. 1 junior college wide receiver Brandon Martin and No. 1 junior college tight end Jeremy Patton and getting ESPN 300 cornerback Chevin Calloway away from Texas.

9. Mississippi State: You have to think that these Bulldogs are trending up in the SEC. Wins over Ole Miss and Miami (Ohio) to close the 2016 season were big, but then Dan Mullen also hired an SEC veteran in defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Signing day ended with four-star linebacker and Starkville native Willie Gay. Mississippi State also signed nine from the junior college ranks.

10. Kentucky: Mark Stoops believes he signed the program's best class ever. It ranked 30th nationally, but he nailed positions of need, signing three offensive linemen and seven defensive linemen. The secondary also got a couple of guys who can contribute early in ESPN 300 members Yusuf Corker and Tyrell Ajian.

11. Ole Miss: Oh, this year's signing day was the complete opposite of last year's in Oxford. In 2016, Hugh Freeze was enjoying the No. 4 class with 13 ESPN 300 members. This year, with a massive NCAA cloud hanging over the program's head, Ole Miss signed four ESPN 300 members and the No. 36 class -- which was better than expected.

12. South Carolina: Will Muschamp sure does know how to recruit. After making it to a bowl game in his first season with the Gamecocks, he signed a top-20 class and should get immediate help from ESPN 300 corner Jamyest Williams, who almost flipped to Georgia. No. 1 junior college defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw should also be able to help right from the start.

13. Vanderbilt: The Commodores might not have signed a ton of stars, but Derek Mason added needed help at pass-rusher, especially with four-star defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo. Mason also hit the offensive line hard. The Commodores still need help at the offensive skill positions, but they signed only two receivers and got transfer running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn from Illinois.

14. Missouri: Barry Odom's first full class wasn't one loaded with star power, but he has to like getting three defensive linemen from the junior college ranks who can help a line in need of able bodies ASAP. The Tigers needed proven playmakers on offense, but getting those five offensive linemen was critical.