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), DeSoto (Southwest) and Chino Hills (West).
Final 2015-16 FAB 50
(Through games played on Saturday, April 2; Preseason ranking in parentheses)
By Ronnie Flores
RELATED: East Top 20 | Midwest Top 20 | West Top 20 | Southeast Top 20 | Final FAB 50 Rankings
SOUTHWEST Region Top 20
(Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
1. (8) DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) 35-2
2. (3) Atascocita (Humble, Texas) 38-1
3. (1) Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.) 27-5
4. (13) Lancaster (Lancaster, Texas) 36-2
5. (2) Advanced Prep International (Dallas, Texas) 34-7
6. (NR) Fort Bend Elkins (Missouri City, Texas) 36-3
7. (NR) Omaha South (Omaha, Neb.) 28-1
8. (NR) Steele (Cibolo, Texas) 32-4
9. (NR) Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) 29-3
10. (16) Putnam City West (Oklahoma City, Okla.) 24-5
11. (6) Norman North (Norman, Okla.) 24-4
12. (NR) Houston Math Science & Tech (Houston, Texas) 33-5
13. (NR) Edmond North (Edmond, Okla.) 27-1
14. (NR) Lee’s Summit (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) 29-1
15. (11) Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) 23-8
16. (NR) North (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) 21-4
17. (15) Ozen (Beaumont, Texas) 31-4
18. (NR) Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) 22-3
19. (NR) Cabot (Cabot, Ark.) 20-9
20. (NR) Gretna (Gretna, Neb.) 27-1
*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 16 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