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College football recruiting rankings 2015: Ole Miss has another top-20 class

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It doesn't have the sex appeal we expected, but the 2015 class may be the deepest class in program history.

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No, National Signing Day didn't go as well as Ole Miss hoped. At first blush, it's hard to be excited about this class after watching blue chippers CeCe Jefferson, Drew Richmond and Leo Lewis slip out of Hugh Freeze's grasp at the last minute. But by most measures, this is still a pretty damn good group of football players, and it's rated in the top 20 of almost all of the major crootin sites.

By a couple metrics, in fact, this was actually the best class the Rebels have ever signed. The group's average SPARQ rating (a combine measurement gauging speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness) is 88.6 and its average player rating at 247Sports is 89. That historic class from 2013 that ranked No. 8 nationally? It had a SPARQ rating of 88 and an average player rating of 88.

That speaks to the top-to-bottom quality of this class. The top end talent isn't what we thought it would be after the big-name defections, but it might be the deepest group to ever show up in Oxford.

Of the national polls, Scout has Ole Miss ranked the highest at No. 16. The lowest is No. 21 by Rivals. The Rebels are No. 17 and 19 at 247Sports and ESPN, respectively.

Below are the 247's top 10 national rankings, then their complete SEC rankings.

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