Over the last week, we counted down the top 25 transfer classes in Division I this year. Now it’s time to round out our rankings of the top newcomer groups in the country by counting down the top 25 freshman classes. As with our transfer rankings, this list will take instant impact into consideration, but we’re also placing more stock on future projection with the freshmen, who often blossom after a year or two of college experience.
We begin today with the classes we rank No. 21 through No. 25: Miami, Arkansas, Duke, Tennessee and Rutgers.