With GEICO Nationals off the board and nearly every school district around the country closing its campuses, it’s time to release the final FAB 50 Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com.View More FINAL 2019-20 FAB 50: Montverde Academy Is No. 1!
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation and causing change in our daily lives, four states were able to conclude their state championships last week which causes movement and brings two newcomers to this week’s FAB 50. Is this the final rankings of the season or will a few selected states be able to complete their season in early April?View More FAB 50: Final Rankings for 2019-20?
Many states were unable to finish their state championship events and there will likely be no post-season or national All-Star events because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), which rapidly went from a public health crisis to a pandemic last week. What does this mean for high school basketball, the upcoming travel ball season and the FAB 50?View More How Coronavirus Affects High School Basketball
State champs in Georgia and Washington are crowned with more state tournaments wrapping up this week. For some, the tourneys can’t end quick enough because of fears school districts may have to close down as a precaution to Coronavirus (COVID-19), as was the case for No. 34 Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.) over the weekend. Will the Huskies close out their season on the court?View More NEW FAB 50: Upsets & Coronavirus Dominate Headlines!
Teams are wrapping up their seasons and some, such as newcomers Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) and Sheldon (Calif.), are getting hot and healthy at the right time. There’s plenty of movement on the back end of the FAB 50 Rankings and there will be movement near the top later in March!View More NEW FAB 50: Teams Jockey For Position!
In Episode No. 58 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev cover the Southern California playoff picture, and go in-depth on the CIF Southern Section championship games set for his upcoming weekend. Can red-hot Mater Dei pull off another big win? Or will Sierra Canyon’s talent level be too much for the Monarchs to handle?View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Teams Gun For Section, State Crowns!
The post-season is heating up and we have our first FAB 50 state champion in No. 49 Concord First Assembly (Concord, N.C.). The recent big result was the 78-64 win by undefeated Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) over previous No. 11 Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.).View More NEW FAB 50: 1st State Champs Crowned!
In Episode No. 57 of our “In The Paint Show,” Ron and Dev cover the playoff picture, from a FAB 50 national scope down to the lower CIFSS playoff divisions! Who’s HOT (Mater Dei) and who’s NOT (Devin lol) plus more predictions and exclusive deals for our podcast listeners!View More “In The Paint” Podcast: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not in SoCal, National Playoffs?!
The playoffs are tipping off all over the country and some early post-season results cause big change in the latest FAB 50 rankings!. The change doesn’t necessarily mean teams drop out, or can’t recover and move back in after a loss that didn’t end their season. One team jumps in all the way to No. 23!View More NEW FAB 50: Playoffs Cause Change!
It’s another week of upsets and big results, particularly Baltimore clubs St. Frances Academy and Poly pulling off big wins at the East Coast Bump, that change the pecking order of the latest FAB 50. Top ranked clubs beating up on each other makes compiling the FAB 50 more difficult, but also creates excitement and interest as teams position for a possible slot at GEICO Nationals in April!View More UPDATED FAB 50 Rankings: Competition Leads To Interest!
Teams are gearing up for the post-season, and plenty of the top-ranked teams in the FAB 50 rankings lost last week. So does that mean they automatically drop? Does that always mean the team that defeated them now deserves to be ranked ahead?View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: Teams Lose, Do They Drop?
It’s a somber week in basketball, as the nation’s top teams in the FAB 50 mourn the loss of iconic high school coach Morgan Wootten and global icon Kobe Bryant, the latter whom passed in a shocking aviation accident over the weekend. There are four newcomers in this week’s rankings.View More Updated FAB 50 Rankings: Top Teams Mourn Iconic Coach, Player
This is the week we traditionally release our FAB 50 24 hours later than normal to accommodate all the MLK showcases. When the dust settled, we have a new No. 2 team, plenty of movement and six newcomers led by No. 39 Evanston (Evanston, Ill.).View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: 6 Newcomers After MLK Weekend!
MLK weekend is a huge barometer for the top teams in the country, so we dig a bit deeper on what might transpire as team prepare for a post-season run. We also take a quick look at the rankings over the years and what could potentially happen to the longest-running weekly national rankings in the future.View More FAB 50 Breakdown: Past, Present, Future
This is the time of the year that we reward teams in the FAB 50 for remaining unbeaten and playing tough schedules. Although there isn’t an abundance of new ranked teams, MLK Weekend, particularly the Spaulding Hoophall Classic, should bring plenty of movement to next week’s special FAB 50 MLK edition!View More UPDATED FAB 50 Rankings: Gearing Up For MLK Weekend!
In Episode 51 of our “In The Paint” Show, Ron and Dev go hard on the latest FAB 50 rankings with Centennial (Corona, Calif.) coach Josh Giles and Oak Hill Academy (Va.) coach Steve Smith. The coaches talk exceeding preseason expectations and the keys to team success so far. Smith also breaks down the early days of national rankings and his program’s breakthrough in 1987.View More “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN on NEW FAB 50 w/Coaches!
Newspaper distribution and the Internet created greater interest in national rankings, but in actuality, United States high school basketball rankings began in 1959. Multiple national polls have been compiled for decades including the FAB 50, which is now the longest running weekly national rankings in the country.View More History of HS Rankings: The FAB 50 Story
It’s pretty obvious who the nation’s No. 1 team is, but the latest edition of the FAB 50 National Team Rankings was still the toughest set of results to compile, and make sense of, in many years. When the dust settled, we came up with a pecking order we’re comfortable with, including 11 newcomers!View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: MAJOR Shakeup For 2020!
Centennial (Corona, Calif.) uses it four-guard attack to capture the Tarkanian Classic Platinum Division title with a convincing victory over FAB 50 No. 5 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). The Huskies defeated two other FAB 50 ranked teams en route to the title behind MOP Paris Dawson.View More Giant-Killer Corona Centennial Takes Tarkanian!
We will watch all five days of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas and these are our five main takeaways from the event. Will Dashien Nix and Marcus Bagley emerge as McDonald’s All-Americans? Centennial (Corona, Calif.) used its faced-paced, sprinting style to advance to the Platinum Division championship game!View More Tarkanian Classic: 5 Things We Learned!
Briarcrest Christian point guard Kennedy Chandler is the Week 5 Grind Session Player of the Week after dropping 52 points and 14 assists in two games last week.View More The Grind Session Update: Five Star PG Kennedy Chandler is Player of the Week
There’s a new No. 1 in the latest FAB 50 National Team Rankings, as Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) takes over the top spot after IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) falls to Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.). Knocking off the No. 1 team was not even the most incredible performance by the Panthers recently, as they needed SEVEN overtimes to remain unbeaten heading into the holiday tournament season!View More NEW FAB 50 Rankings: NEW No. 1 & 11 Newcomers!
With Thanksgiving now a must-see weekend throughout the country, it’s necessary to update our preseason national rankings following the holiday. The first regular season edition of the 2019-20 FAB 50 shows six new teams and plenty of movement!View More 1st UPDATED Regular Season FAB 50 Rankings!
As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions of the nation. Preseason No. 1 ranked teams by region are DeMatha Catholic (East), IMG Academy (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Sunrise Christian Academy (Southwest) and Sierra Canyon (West).View More Preseason 2019-20 Top 20 Regional Rankings!
As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions…View More Preseason 2019-20 EAST Region Top 20 Rankings!
As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions…View More Preseason 2019-20 SOUTHEAST Region Top 20 Rankings!
As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions…View More Preseason 2019-20 MIDWEST Region Top 20 Rankings!
As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we go 20 teams deep from five separate regions…View More Preseason 2019-20 WEST Region Top 20 Rankings!
An in-depth look at our preseason FAB 50 rankings on which teams have the most to prove and most to lose on a national scale this season.View More FAB 50 Breakdown: Teams With the Most to Prove and Most to Lose
A closer examination into our preseason FAB 50 National Rankings, breaking down teams that could make big moves up the list during the season.View More FAB 50: Five Teams With the Most to Gain Nationally
We conclude our 2019-20 preseason FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com with an in-depth look at the nation’s top 15 teams. These are the teams with the best chance to win the 2020 mythical FAB 50 national title!View More Preseason 2019-20 FAB 50: Top 15 Teams!
We continue our 2019-20 preseason FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com countdown with an in-depth look at teams No. 16-30. These are the teams that can challenge for the mythical FAB 50 title with some big wins and the right bounces!View More Preseason 2019-20 FAB 50: Teams No. 16-30!
Today Ballislife.com tips off its 2019-20 high school basketball coverage with our first installment of the preseason 2019-20 FAB 50 National Team Rankings. We begin with teams No. 31-50, the squads looking to move into the Top 25 that can’t afford to get off to a slow start to the season.View More Preseason 2019-20 FAB 50: Teams No. 31-50!
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) and Windward (Los Angeles) captured championships in two of the top divisions of the Section 7 Team Camp held during the first of two weekends of the June scholastic live period. We break down some of the event’s top individual performers and examine how and why Section 7 benefitted players and college coaches.View More Section 7 a SUCCESS for Gorman, College Coaches
All 50 ranked teams written up with explanations for why they were placed in final position with comparisons to preseason ranking. The FAB 50 is the official rankings of the National Sports News Service, which date back to the 1952 season.View More Final, Expanded 2018-19 FAB 50 Rankings!
We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation in our final Top 20 Regional Rankings.…View More Final West Region Top 20 Rankings
We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation in our final Top 20 Regional Rankings.…View More Final Southwest Region Top 20 Rankings
We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation in our final Top 20 Regional Rankings.…View More Final Midwest Region Top 20 Rankings
We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation in our final Top 20 Regional Rankings.…View More Final East Region Top 20 Rankings
We go 20 deep in five separate regions in our final Top 20 Regional Rankings. We rank 100 teams and nobody ranks as many teams as Ballislife.com. Final No. 1 teams are Ranney School (East), IMG Academy (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Sunrise Christian Academy (Southwest) and Sierra Canyon (West).View More FINAL 2018-19 Top 20 Regional Rankings!