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 Oak Hill Academy (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), La Lumiere (Midwest), Duncanville (Southwest) and Centennial (West). We still have our expanded FAB 50 rankings will full breakdowns on the nation’s 50 best teams to publish, along with our annual All-American Elite team.
Final 2021-22 FAB 50
(Preseason ranking in parentheses)
By Ronnie Flores
MIDWEST Region Top 20
(Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
1. (3) La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) 20-5
2. (4) Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) 37-1
3. (NR) Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) 26-2
4. (2) Centerville (Centerville, Ohio) 29-1
5. (NR) Park Center (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) 32-1
6. (NR) Neenah (Neenah, Wis.) 29-1
7. (NR) George Rogers Clark (Winchester, Ky.) 37-1
8. (20) Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.) 26-6
9. (NR) Williamston (Williamston, Mich.) 27-0
10. (12) Catholic Central (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 25-2
11. (6) St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio) 25-4
12. (5) Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.) 26-10**
13. (13) Pewaukee (Pewaukee, Wis.) 27-3
14. (NR) Totino-Grace (Fridley, Minn.) 25-6
15. (NR) Chesterton (Chesterton, Ind.) 29-1
16. (NR) De La Salle (Warren, Mich.) 20-7
17. (NR) Barrington (Barrington, Ill.) 29-5
18. (NR) Bloomington North (Bloomington, Ind.) 24-4
19. (NR) Ames (Ames, Iowa) 22-2
20. (NR) Roosevelt (Sioux Falls, S.D.) 24-0
*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 22 years ago.