VIDEO: Preseason 2016-17 Regional Top 20 Rankings (Midwest)

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Ronnie has scouted and evaluated high school basketball talent for 20 years (and counting) and has over 15 years of experience in publishing, editing and managing high school sports websites for companies such as Student Sports and ESPN. He also serves as a manager and consultant for grassroots high school events run by Ballislife, as well as other independent operators and major shoe companies. Ronnie also serves as an account manager and production supervisor for television and online streaming broadcasts while working with companies such as ESPN and Facebook. Ronnie has been quoted in numerous publications such as the Los Angeles Times and has appeared on radio sports talk shows to discuss high school and grassroots basketball, as well as serving as a color commentator on numerous high school broadcasts. The only scout/prep journalist to once serve on the prestigious Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Best of the West panel for both football and boys’ basketball, Ronnie has also served on the selection committees for the Gatorade Athlete of the Year program, the John Wooden Award for high school basketball players and as a player personnel director for the Ballislife All-American Game and Under Armour Elite 24.

| November 15th, 2016 | 1,025 Views

As a follow up to the preseason FAB 50, we rank 20 teams deep from five separate regions of the nation. Preseason No. 1 ranked teams by region are Oak Hill Academy (East), Wheeler (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Austin Westlake (Southwest) and Bishop Montgomery (West). Nobody across the country ranks as many teams as the FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by Ballislife.com. Ronnie Flores of Ballislife.com discusses the Midwest Region with U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Famer Frank Burlison. 

RELATED: Preseason East Region Top 20 | Preseason Southeast Region Top 20 | Preseason Midwest Region Top 20 | Preseason Southwest Region Top 20 | Preseason West Region Top 20 | Preseason 2016-17 FAB 50 (1-15) | Preseason 2016-17 FAB 50 (16-30) | Preseason 2016-17 FAB 50 (31-50)

Preseason 2016-17 FAB 50
Region-By-Region Rankings

By Ronnie Flores

(Final 2015-16 regional ranking in parentheses; *Indicates forfeit wins, forfeit losses not included; **Indicates forfeits and defaults not included)

FAB 50 Preseason 
MIDWEST Region Top 20
(Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)

1. (1) La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) 27-4
2. (4) Althoff Catholic (Belleville, Ill.) 32-2
3. (8) Curie (Chicago, Ill.) 29-3**
4. (6) New Albany (New Albany, Ind.) 27-1
5. (NR) Clarkston (Clarkston, Mich.) 19-3
6. (NR) Jackson (Massillion, Ohio) 21-5
7. (NR) Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) 29-7
8. (7) Dakota (Macomb, Mich.) 26-1
9. (NR) Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, Ohio) 23-3
10. (NR) Wesley Christian (Allen, Ky.) 35-11
11. (NR) East St. Louis (East St. Louis, Ill.) 12-14
12. (16) McCutcheon (Lafayette, Ind.) 28-4
13. (NR) Champlin Park (Champlin, Minn.) 21-7
14. (19) Morgan Park (Chicago, Ill.) 26-4
15. (NR) Grand Rapids Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 22-2
16. (14) Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) 30-4
17. (NR) Riverside University (Milwaukee, Wis.) 22-4
18. (18) Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio) 25-1
19. (NR) Minneapolis North (Minneapolis, Minn.) 29-5
20. (NR) Iowa City West (Iowa City, Iowa) 22-5

RELATED:
 Preseason East Region Top 20 | Preseason Southeast Region Top 20 | Preseason Midwest Region Top 20 | Preseason Southwest Region Top 20 | Preseason West Region Top 20 | Preseason 2016-17 FAB 50 (1-15) | Preseason 2016-17 FAB 50 (16-30) | Preseason 2016-17 FAB 50 (31-50)

Ronnie Flores is the national Grassroots editor of Ballislife.com. He can be reached at ronlocc1977@yahoo.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores




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