Friday, May 24, 2024

UPDATED FAB 50: Large Wins, Large Change!

There are 4 newcomers and large change to this week’s version of the FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings powered by The outcomes are paramount, so power of schedule turns into the No. 1 issue as groups transfer up and down the rankings ladder. Main the best way among the many newcomers is No. 33 Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.). 

By Ronnie Flores

No highschool staff within the nation desires to take a loss, in fact, however when it does it is our job to verify the place it results in the most recent FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings powered by displays its general physique of labor. For groups that select to keep away from essentially the most tough competitors, or are stored from enjoying within the occasions they’d like to due to state affiliation guidelines, it is easy. Once they lose, they’re going to drop loads and maybe all the best way out. For the groups lucky to have performed different FAB 50 ranked golf equipment, there are extra barometers to precisely slot them within the following week’s rankings. That is why power of schedule is so paramount in any credible nationwide rankings.

Groups do not all the time fall behind the staff it simply misplaced to, if it beforehand recorded different high quality victories. That is the case this week for a choose group of FAB 50 ranked groups that not too long ago took losses.

For earlier No. 3 Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.), it fell to then No. 45 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) at The Grind Session occasion in San Jose, Puerto Rico. Darius Acuff Jr., one of many prime junior (2025) guard prospects in America, led the best way with 28 factors, 9 rebounds and 12 assists. IMG’s Khani Rooths, a 6-foot-8 ahead dedicated to Michigan, additionally had a giant sport for the Ascenders with 30 factors.

IMG Academy will get loads of credit score for the win, shifting up 32 spots this week to No. 13, however does not transfer forward of The Crew within the FAB 50. Prolific Prep different losses are to top-ranked Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) twice in comparatively shut video games, an time beyond regulation loss to No. 2 Columbus and a loss to a staff carrying post-graduate gamers. The Crew owns victories over No. 9 Hyperlink Academy (Branson, Mo.) and No. 11 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.), so they continue to be forward of IMG Academy at No. 9, down six spots from final week.

IMG Academy stays behind the No. 14 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) staff it misplaced to, however is ready to leap frog different groups it misplaced to akin to No. 43 Wasatch Academy (Mt. Nice, Utah), No. 42 Bullis (Potomac, Md.) and No. 18 Don Bosco Prep. The Ironmen of Don Bosco Prep misplaced to No. 17 Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) in a showcase sport on the Spalding Hoophall Traditional, 74-67. Archbishop Stepinac needed to take a one spot ding as a result of it has a loss to No. 16 St. Rose (Belmar, N.J.), which misplaced to Montverde Academy, 84-55, on the Metro Traditional in New Jersey final weekend. Stepinac misplaced to the top-ranked Eagles, 95-55.

Montverde Academy has defeated 14 groups at present ranked within the FAB 50, and the victory margins towards these ranked groups helps us place groups after taking a loss.

Whereas nonetheless unbeaten groups proceed to maneuver up, one other staff that has a loss that took a giant soar up is new No. 23 Fishers (Ind.). The No. 1 ranked staff amongst Indiana Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation (IHSAA) golf equipment has a loss to a scorching Carmel (Ind.) staff hovering at .500, however Fishers simply knocked off earlier No. 28 Westfield (Ind.), 51-49, in a terrific staff defensive effort. Keenan Garner, a 6-foot-6 senior, led the best way with 15 factors for Fishers. Two nights later, Fishers completely throttled No. 49 Homewood Flossmor (Flossmor, Ailing.), the top-ranked staff in Illinois, 78-57, on the Financial institution of O’Fallon Shootout in Illinois.

The very best ranked staff to drop out of the FAB 50 this week is No. 18 Huntsville (Huntsville, Ala.), which misplaced to the Bartlett (Tenn.) staff that new No. 48 Cordova (Tenn.) not too long ago avenged its solely loss to, 49-43. Cordova misplaced to Bartlett within the first spherical of Class 4A, District 15 play in time beyond regulation, 63-60.

No. 20 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) additionally dropped out after dropping to No. 12 Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.), 60-56, within the Mission League Event semifinals. It was the Knights’ third consecutive loss they usually obtained neglected of the eight staff CIF Southern Part open division playoffs. Notre Dame, which break up with Harvard-Westlake in the course of the common season, had a resume robust sufficient to be included. The part open subject contains the Wolverines, No. 21 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), No. 24 Roosevelt (Eastvale, Calif.), No. 28 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.), and No. 34 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.).

Two weeks in the past earlier than the three consecutive losses, Notre Dame was the best ranked CIF membership within the FAB 50.

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Up to date FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings
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(seventh ballot of 2023-24 common season; By way of video games performed on Sunday, February 4; *Signifies forfeit wins, forfeit losses not included; **Signifies forfeits and defaults not included)

No. Prev. Excessive Faculty (Metropolis) Document
1 1 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) 24-0
2 2 Columbus (Miami, Fla.) 20-4
3 4 Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) 22-2
4 6 Lengthy Island Lutheran (Glen Head, N.Y.) 14-3
5 7 Plano East (Plano, Texas) 30-0
6 8 Stony Level (Spherical Rock, Texas) 29-1
7 10 Myers Park (Charlotte, N.C.) 18-2
8 3 Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) 24-5
9 5 Hyperlink Academy (Branson, Mo.) 17-6
10 13 Central Cabarrus (Harmony, N.C.) 20-0
11 14 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) 19-5
12 22 Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.) 26-3
13 45 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) 13-7
14 23 Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.) 18-1
15 11 Patrick Faculty (Elizabeth, N.J.) 21-2
16 12 St. Rose (Belmar, N.J.) 21-2
17 16 Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) 18-3
18 17 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 18-3
19 19 Mix Academy (Lincolnton, N.C.) 20-2
20 27 Wisconsin Lutheran (Milwaukee, Wis.) 18-0
21 25 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 26-2
22 24 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) 18-5
23 48 Fishers (Fishers, Ind.) 18-1
24 26 Roosevelt (Eastvale, Calif.) 27-2
25 21 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 20-4
26 29 De Pere (De Pere, Wis.) 16-1
27 37 Ridge View (Columbia, S.C.) 21-1
28 15 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) 24-2
29 44 La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) 15-4
30 9 Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) 18-1
31 31 Nice Crossing (Georgetown, Ky.) 23-1
32 32 Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) 21-3
33 NR Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) 18-6
34 33 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) 23-5
35 34 Salesian (Richmond, Calif.) 25-1
36 35 Edmond North (Edmond, Okla.) 15-2
37 36 North Mecklenburg (Huntersville, N.C.) 17-3
38 38 Millennium (Goodyear, Ariz.) 19-4
39 39 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) 21-2
40 40 Kell (Marietta, Ga.) 20-3
41 41 Jackson-Reed (Washington, D.C.) 27-2
42 42 Bullis (Potomac, Md.) 19-2
43 43 Wasatch Academy (Mt. Nice, Utah) 12-3
44 28 Westfield (Westfield, Ind.) 14-2
45 46 Sidwell Associates (Washington, D.C.) 18-4
46 NR Garfield Heights (Garfield Heights, Ohio) 19-0
47 50 Alta (Sandy, Utah) 20-1
48 NR Cordova (Cordova, Tenn.) 23-1
49 49 Homewood Flossmor (Flossmor, Ailing.) 24-3
50 NR St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) 15-1

Dropped Out: Earlier No. 18 Huntsville (Huntsville, Ala.), No. 20 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), No. 30 Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.), No. 47 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Bubble Groups:  Alexander (Douglasville, Ga.) 21-2; Atascocita (Humble, Texas) 31-2**; Bartlett (Bartlett, Tenn.) 22-3; Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) 16-1; Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.) 18-5; Brennan (San Antonio, Texas) 25-4; Christ the King (Center Village, N.Y.) 17-4; Curie (Chicago, Ailing.) 24-2; De La Salle (Harmony, Calif.) 23-3; De Paul Prep (Chicago, Ailing.) 24-2; Fayetteville (Fayetteville, Ark.) 21-2; Fort Bend Clements (Sugar Land, Texas) 27-0; Huntsville (Huntsville, Ala.) 28-2; Imhotep Constitution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 17-3; John Marshall (Richmond, Va.) 17-3; Ladue (St. Louis, Mo.) 19-1; Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Va.) 18-1; Lexington (Lexington, S.C.) 22-2; Lexington Catholic (Lexington, Ky.) 22-2; Liberty Magnet (Baton Rouge, La.) 25-4; Madison Prep (Baton Rouge, La.) 22-3; Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) 16-2; Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) 16-2; Newport (Newport, Ky.) 22-3; Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) 24-3; North Crowley (Ft. Value, Texas) 27-3; North Farmington (Farmington Hills, Mich.) 14-1; Northwest (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) 14-0; Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 17-3; Park Heart (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) 18-2; Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Miss.) 25-1; Pewaukee (Pewaukee, Wis.) 16-2; Reidsville (Reidsville, N.C.) 17-0; Southern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.) 19-1; St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 16-3; St. Joseph (Santa Maria, Calif.) 24-2; St. Mary’s (St. Louis, Mo.) 22-1; St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey Metropolis, N.J.) 19-1; St. Raymond’s (Bronx, N.Y.) 17-3; Thornton (Harvey, Ailing.) 23-3; Totino-Grace (Fridley, Minn.) 16-3; Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 18-2; Veterans Memorial (San Antonio, Texas) 32-1; Volcano Vista (Albuquerque, N.M.) 20-1; Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) 18-1; Winter Haven (Winter Haven, Fla.) 22-1.

Observe: The FAB 50 powered by is a continuation of the Nationwide Sports activities Information Service scores that started in 1952. These had been the primary nationwide highschool rankings and the late Artwork Johlfs of Minnesota compiled them. They had been compiled for a few years by the late Barry Sollenberger of Phoenix, who merged them into the FAB 50 24 years in the past.

Ronnie Flores is the nationwide Grassroots editor of He could be reached at [email protected]. Do not forget to observe him on Twitter: @RonMFlores

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