LSU on top of early SEC recruiting rankings

ESPN has released its early team rankings for the 2011 recruiting class, and LSU is the top SEC team at No. 2 nationally.

The Tigers already have 11 commitments, and 10 of them are from the state of Louisiana. Obviously, it's a good year in the state.

Texas is No. 1 nationally.

The SEC owns five of the top 10 classes and eight of the top 25 classes.

Alabama was No. 3, Florida No. 7, Georgia No. 8 and Auburn No. 9.

Also making an appearance in the early top 25 was Kentucky at No. 20. Joker Phillips, in his first year as the Wildcats' coach, already has nine commitments, including ESPNU 150 prospect Jon Davis.

Arkansas made the cut at No. 21 and Mississippi State at No. 24.