With the commitment of five-star running back T.J. Yeldon (Daphne, Ala.), Alabama took over the top spot in the 247Sports team football recruiting rankings for the Class of 2012 on Sunday.
The Crimson Tide (861.11 points) now are ahead of Texas (859.46) by 1.65 points. The Longhorns have been ranked No. 1 for most of the current recruiting cycle.
Alabama had the top class in the country in the final 2011 rankings.
Auburn, where Yeldon was previously committed, slipped three spots to No. 17 overall (811.39).
Michigan (847.26), Texas A&M (838.49) and Florida State (836.30) round out the current top five.
Florida picked up a commitment from three-star junior college lineman Junior Salt on Sunday, allowing the Gators to climb to No. 6 overall and No. 2 in the Southeastern Conference with 836.04 points.
LSU (835.91), Oklahoma (835.29), Notre Dame (830.79) and Clemson (830.76) round out the Top 10.
Ohio State under new coach Urban Meyer resides just outside of the top 10 at No. 11 with 830.25 points. The Buckeyes have been charging hard since Meyer took the job, moving from the fringe of the Top 25 to the cusp of the Top 10.