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2021 Recruiting Class Rankings (Nov. 2020)

With the creation of the Top 150 player lists in each class, which will allow athletes to move up (or down) several times per year, will also update the college Recruiting Class Rankings a few times each year for the 2021 and 2022 classes based on the information we have. (Look for the Class of 2022 Recruiting Rankings next week!)

In the past, we’ve had one single college recruiting class
ranking based on projected success at the collegiate level. We can’t predict
the future, but we can talk about the best collective groups of athletes now.
As players approach high school graduation and they look ahead to playing on
their respective college teams, their place among their peers, in theory, will essentially
be the same as their projection at the next level (with the exception of some raw
potential-type athletes!).

Obviously, most of the top players in the Class of 2021 have made their commitments known, but going forward, beginning in an athlete's junior year, we will put together a list of recruiting classes and update and expand the list as the classes also grow over time.

Even still, with some uncertainties about the availability of scholarships in 2021, the approaching National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Period (beginning November 11, 2020), and possible coaching changes, who knows what might change in a few months’ time for the 2021s?

Below, we deliver 15 ranked programs from No. 1 to No. 15, with 20 more programs listed that are right there. This is not a final ranking, but the first installment of our ongoing college class rankings! Let's have some fun!

Many of the recruits mentioned here have already proven
their success in club and/or high school and are using their last year to put
some polish on. Who is the No. 1 Class of 2021?

Please note that players outside of the U.S. and beach players were not considered. Please send corrections, omissions, and commitments to

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    November 7, 2020 at 5:22 am

    A lot of good classes. Oklahoma,with four ranked in the top 115 are on the cusp but could easily be 11-15 range also. Diverse class that fills needs at every position.

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    Sloane Green

    November 9, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Agreed! Oklahoma has a great 2022 class, too!

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    November 24, 2020 at 11:46 am

    If Prepvolleyball were to look at international recruits, the Badgers would be shaking this list up.
    Orzol and Smrek are both top 10 recruits, with more international experience than anyone else on this list.

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