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UVA's Recruiting Classes Show It is a Desirable Football Job

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UVA's recruiting classes show it is actually one of the top jobs available.

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Despite the recent record on the field, the Virginia Cavaliers do have the talent to compete at the highest level. When comparing the last five recruiting class rankings on Rivals.com, UVA is near the top of the list of programs that had coaching changes this year.  Every one of the Hoo's last five classes were ranked in the top #44. Only 23 other schools can claim that as well, and only Georgia, Miami, and USC from this years list of vacancies, as the chart below illustrates.

School 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Georgia 5 6 7 12 12
USC 18 1 10 13 8
Miami (FL) 23 26 12 20 9
Virginia 33 44 41 28 27
Missouri 46 27 34 41 31
South Carolina 51 19 16 16 49
Maryland 36 54 53 33 35
Virginia Tech 56 24 25 23 22
Rutgers 45 53 57 45 24
Minnesota 50 52 52 61 73
Syracuse 66 60 51 74 37
Illinois 53 45 75 47 65
Memphis 90 77 89 90 72
Toledo 67 90 90 70 78
Iowa State 91 69 56 58 88
Tulane 81 104 83 78 81
UCF 107 63 74 74 91
Louisiana-Monroe 116 94 103 120 112
Hawaii 122 128 111 118 100
North Texas 129 90 123 118 100