All 50 ranked teams written up with explanations for why they were placed in these positions with comparisons to preseason ranking.View More Final, Expanded 2019-20 FAB 50 Rankings!
FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy just completed one of the most dominant seasons ever. Are they the greatest team of all-time?View More Who’s The Greatest Team Ever?
A detailed listing of the all-time No. 1 ranked high school basketball national champions.View More Salute to All-Time FAB 50 No. 1s
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
By virtue of defeating three teams ranked in the top ten at GEICO Nationals, including previous No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.), IMG Academy (Fla.) moves up three spots to finish as the top-ranked team in the final 2018-19 FAB 50 Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com!View More FINAL 2018-19 FAB 50: IMG Academy Is No. 1!
More state champions crowned over the weekend and there are still seven FAB 50 ranked teams looking to capture state tiles this week! No. 2 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) will no longer play at GEICO Nationals and has been replaced by No. 25 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.). We’ll break it down this week!View More NEW FAB 50: Big GEICO Shakeup!
No. 2 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) secured its invite to GEICO Nationals in New York by winning the GHSA Class AAAAAAA title. The GEICO Nationals field has been announced and the event has its best overall field in its 11-year history, but will the Indians be at full strength?View More NEW FAB 50: GIECO Nationals Field ANNOUNCED!
With states in the thick of their playoffs, two stunning upsets out West shake up the FAB 50. Just like there’s a fine line between winning and losing in the post-season, there is also a fine line between rewarding teams for excellent seasons and rewarding those still alive!View More SHOCKING Upsets Shake Up NEW FAB 50!
Sectional and regional playoffs are wrapping up, and as state tournaments tip-off all around the country, some highly-regarded teams will see their season come to an end in the next week or two. The highest-rated team to win a state title so is No. 14 Shadow Mountain of Arizona.View More NEW FAB 50: Win or GO HOME Season!
Plenty of movement in the latest FAB 50 National Rankings, plus six newcomers this week led by Teas Valley Christian Prep (Scott Depot, W. Va.), which recorded a big win over FAB 50 power Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.).View More NEW FAB 50: CRAZY Movement + 6 Newcomers!
Unbeaten teams continue to get a major push upward in the FAB 50 Rankings, none more than 27-0 Salesian (Richmond, Calif.), who is ranked No. 1 in California for the first time in school history and is up to No. 8 in the FAB 50 this week.View More NEW FAB 50: It’s PLAYOFF Time! “Just Win, BABY!”
FAB 50 No. 1 La Lumiere of Indiana had a real scare last week, but the Lakers hold on to the top spot in the FAB 50 as they eye the No. 1 seed at GEICO Nationals. There is movement in the Top 10 that could affect seedings and which eight teams are ultimately selected to participate.View More NEW FAB 50: Shake Up In Top 10!
As the playoffs near, the real contenders for the mythical FAB 50 national championship are beginning to separate…View More UPDATED FAB 50: Title Contenders STEP UP!
After MLK weekend, it always takes us a bit longer to get out our new FAB 50! No. 1 La Lumiere and No. 2 McEachern remain unbeaten, but MLK results from around the country meant massive changes to the rest of the field in addition to eight newcomers, the most we’ve had in a single week in recent memory.View More NEW FAB 50: SPECIAL MLK Edition!
We conclude our 2018-19 preseason FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com with an in-depth look at…View More Preseason 2018-19 FAB 50: Top 15 Teams!
We continue our 2018-19 preseason FAB 50 national team rankings powered by Ballislife.com countdown with an in-depth look…View More Preseason 2018-19 FAB 50: Teams No. 16-30!
Today Ballislife.com tips off its 2018-19 high school basketball coverage with our first installment of the preseason 2018-19…View More Preseason 2018-19 FAB 50: Teams No. 31-50!
All 50 ranked teams written up with explanations for why they were placed in these positions with comparisons…View More Final, Expanded 2017-18 FAB 50 Rankings
Montverde Academy of Florida captures the FAB 50 national crown presented by Ballislife.com by finishing undefeated against a…View More FINAL FAB 50: Preseason No. 1 Montverde Academy Goes UNDEFEATED!
The fifteenth edition of the FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com for the 2017-18 season sees some…View More NEW FAB 50: GEICO Nationals To SETTLE Matters!
The fourteenth edition of the FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com for the 2017-18 season sees five…View More NEW FAB 50: March MADNESS Hits HS!
The thirteenth edition of the FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com for the 2017-18 season sees plenty…View More NEW FAB 50: Big Changes, Games Coming Up!
The twelfth edition of the FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com for the 2017-18 season sees two…View More NEW FAB 50: Top-Ranked Teams TUMBLE!