Bama is set to have its first class of 2019 on Saturday at the Bama-Texas A&M game, according to a 247Sports composite ranking.
The two schools will play in the Big 12 championship game.
Bama has already lost out on four recruits in the class of 2018: quarterback Dontae Green (Georgia), wide receiver Michael Williams (Alabama), cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (Alabama) and linebacker Nick Washington (Oregon).
Baylor, meanwhile, has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, with the consensus No. 2 overall prospect, defensive end/linebacker Tyus Bowser, at quarterback.
The Bears have been on the hunt for some time for a new quarterback.
But the 247Sports rankings also give Bama a big boost.
The Blue Raiders lost wide receiver J.C. Johnson (Ohio State) to the NFL Draft, as did quarterback Dwayne Haskins (Washington State).
They are expected to have their top two quarterbacks from last year, wide receiver Josh Doctson and wide receiver Tyler Lockett, on the field at the start of the 2019 season.
The 247Sports Composite rankings were created by combining the 247sports.com and Rivals.com rankings for each player.
It is the most complete look at the best and worst players in the nation.
Here is how the 2018 class looked: Bama has lost four of its top five prospects in the 2018 recruiting class: cornerback A’Shawn Robinson, wide receivers Laquon Treadwell and Javontee Herndon, and tight end Trey Smith.
Robinson, the consensus top recruit in the state, is still on the board.
Robinson was the BAMA commit of the year in 2019 and has since left.
The 247Sports Top 100 is led by defensive tackle Jordan Willis (Michigan State), a Bama commit who is also a member of the All-America defensive team.
Treadover, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound tight end from New Jersey, was a three-star recruit from the ESPN 300 in 2019.
The Bama recruiting rankings have been a major source of national media attention for the last several years.
The rankings, which are ranked by 247Sports, have increased in importance over the years.