We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation in our final Top 20 Regional Rankings. We rank 100 teams and nobody across the country ranks as many teams as Ballislife.com. Final No. 1 teams are Imhotep Charter (East), Memphis East (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Jonesboro (Southwest) and Nathan Hale (West).
Final 2016-17 FAB 50
(Through games played on Saturday, April 1; Preseason ranking in parentheses)
By Ronnie Flores
MIDWEST Region Top 20
(Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
1. (1) La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) 29-1
2. (5) Clarkston (Clarkston, Mich.) 27-1
3. (6) Jackson (Massillion, Ohio) 28-2
4. (NR) Apple Valley (Apple Valley, Minn.) 30-2
5. (NR) Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 28-1
6. (13) Champlin Park (Champlin, Minn.) 31-1
7. (15) Grand Rapids Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 27-1
8. (NR) Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) 24-5
9. (NR) Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.) 27-6*
10. (16) Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) 30-4
11. (NR) Bowling Green (Bowling Green, Ky.) 36-2
12. (NR) La Crosse Central (La Crosse, Wis.) 26-2
13. (NR) Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) 26-3
14. (NR) North Side (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 27-3
15. (14) Morgan Park (Chicago, Ill.) 26-6
16. (NR) Cooper (Burlington, Ky.) 34-5
17. (NR) Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, Ill.) 30-2
18. (NR) Evanston (Evanston, Ill.) 28-4
19. (20) Iowa City West (Iowa City, Iowa) 23-3
20. (NR) Fern Creek (Louisville, Ky.) 35-3
*Indicates forfeit wins/losses not included.
**Indicates default wins/losses not included.
Note: The FAB 50 powered by Ballislife.com is a continuation of the National Sports News Service ratings that began in 1952. These were the first national high school rankings and the late Art Johlfs of Minnesota compiled them. They were compiled for many years by the late Barry Sollenberger of Phoenix, who merged them into the FAB 50 17 years ago.