According to 247sports’ breakdown, Alabama has led the country in landing five-star recruits since 2010 with 33. Florida State is just behind them with 23.

Both schools have won National Championships, but the two teams that are just behind them — USC (18) and Georgia (16) — have massively underperformed despite hauling in a handful of top recruits.

Obviously some sanctions held USC back, but a 54-25 record is embarrassing when considering teams such as Oregon and Arizona outperformed the Trojans.

In that time span, USC has blitzed through five head coaches (Lane Kiffin 2010-13, Clay Helton 2013 and 2015-16, Ed Orgeron 2013, Steve Sarkisian 2014-15) if you include interim runs. In that span, the Trojans have been in the top 10 of the AP poll at the year’s end only twice — 2016 (No. 3) and 2011 (No. 6). USC would win three of five bowl games. In its conference championship game in 2015, Stanford upended USC, 41-22.

The same can be said for formerly Mark Richt, now Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs. Georgia has just two top-10 finished in the AP poll since 2010 — 2012 (No. 5) and 2014 (No. 9). The Bulldogs have gone 4-3 in bowl games over that span, but includes collapses under both regimes down the stretch. Georgia last played in the SEC Championship game in 2012, a 32-28 loss to Alabama. The Bulldogs last won a conference title in 2005 against LSU.

Richt is now at Miami, while Orgeron has taken over at LSU and Sarkisian is the offensive coordinator at Alabama.

Recruiting rankings show these two teams have massively underperformed in recent years Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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