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 DeMatha Catholic (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Sunrise Christian Academy (Southwest) and Wasatch Academy (West).
Final 2019-20 FAB 50
(Through games played on Saturday, March 14; 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 (La Porte, Ind.) 23-3***
2. (NR) Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) 28-0***
3. (2) Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.) 25-3***
4. (NR) Bloomington South (Bloomington, Ind.) 26-0***
5. (3) Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 25-1***
6. (11) St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) 25-1***
7. (NR) Curie (Chicago, Ill.) 29-2***
8. (NR) St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) 21-1***
9. (NR) Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) 25-2***
10. (15) Male (Louisville, Ky.) 30-4***
11. (NR) Thornton (Harvey, Ill.) 32-1***
12. (20) Beecher (Flint, Mich.) 20-2***
13. (NR) River Rouge (River Rouge, Mich.) 20-1***
14. (NR) Brookfield Central (Brookfield, Wis.) 24-1***
15. (NR) Cass Tech (Detroit, Mich.) 18-1**
16. (NR) Collinsville (Collinsville, Ill.) 26-3***
17. (NR) St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio) 21-4***
18. (4) Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) 22-3***
19. (NR) Blazer (Ashland, Ky.) 33-0***
20. (NR) Ankeny (Ankeny, Iowa) 21-5
*Indicates forfeit wins/losses not included.
**Indicates default wins/losses not included.
***Indicates season cut short due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
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 20 years ago.