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 John Marshall (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), Ben Davis (Midwest), Link Academy (Southwest) and AZ Compass Prep (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 2022-23 FAB 50
(Preseason ranking in parentheses)
By Ronnie Flores
RELATED: Final East Top 20 | Final Southeast Top 20 | Final Midwest Top 20 | Final West Top 20 | Final 2022-23 FAB 50 Rankings
SOUTHWEST Region Top 20
(Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
1. (3) Link Academy (Branson, Mo.) 27-1
2. (2) Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas) 28-1
3. (5) Lake Highlands (Dallas, Texas) 34-3
4. (1) Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) 22-8
5. (6) Beaumont United (Beaumont, Texas) 36-2
6. (10) Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) 29-0
7. (7) Oak Cliff Faith Family (Dallas, Texas) 31-3**
8. (20) Kimball (Kimball, Texas) 33-2
9. (11) Edmond North (Edmond, Okla.) 26-2
10. (NR) Jonesboro (Jonesboro, Ark.) 30-3
11. (8) Carter (Dallas, Texas) 31-4
12. (4) Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) 24-7
13. (14) Volcano Vista (Albuquerque, N.M.) 29-1
14. (9) Staley (Kansas City, Mo.) 30-2
15. (NR) Ellison (Killeen, Texas) 38-4
16. (NR) Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Okla.) 27-2
17. (NR) Martin (Arlington, Texas) 30-5
18. (NR) Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, Texas) 35-4
19. (NR) Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park, Kan.) 21-4
20. (NR) Oak Park (Kansas City, Mo.) 27-2
*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 23 years ago.
Ronnie Flores is the national Grassroots editor of Ballislife.com. He can be reached at [email protected]. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores