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NEW FAB 50: Playoff Insanity!

There’s not a lot change on the prime of this week’s version of the FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings powered by, however you possibly can guess change is coming. The playoffs are right here and with meaning harder competitors is in retailer within the coming weeks. There are 5 newcomers led by No. 37 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.). 

By Ronnie Flores

Tremendous Sunday has handed and as soccer season formally closes that may solely imply one factor: highschool basketball is about to warmth up! Prime ranked groups often win in league or convention play and that’s mirrored on the prime of the newest FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings powered by Just one crew dropped within the Prime 15 after a loss final week.

That crew is new No. 26 Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.), one of many favorites within the upcoming Philadelphia Catholic League playoffs, which tip this Wednesday. The PCL championship recreation is ready for Feb. 26 at The Palestra. The opposite crew anticipated to have a terrific shot on the title other than Roman Catholic (the defending champion) is No. 37 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.), one in every of 5 newcomers to the FAB 50 this week.

The playoffs have already commenced in different areas of the nation, and regardless that there hasn’t been monumental upsets, the competitors will get thicker within the coming weeks That is when a number of FAB 50 ranked groups will inevitably go down. Generally it is not for those who lose, however while you lose that may be gut-wrenching.

The ultimate of the 5 newcomers at No. 50 is Curie (Chicago, Sick.), which captured in third Chicago Public League title on Saturday night time with a 65-59 victory over Kenwood (Chicago, Sick.). Curie, which has losses to No. 47 Sidwell Mates (Washington, D.C.) and unranked Lindblom (Chicago, Sick.), was led to victory by College of Illinois-Chicago commit Carlos Harris with 20 factors, seven rebounds and 5 assists.

Curie’s alternative to maneuver up within the FAB 50 will come on the highway to the Illinois Excessive Faculty Affiliation (IHSA) Class 4A state match, because the Condors may face No. 49 Homewood Flossmor (Flossmor, Sick.) within the SuperSectionals. Homewood-Flossmor has been within the FAB 50 for a month, however it’s a sluggish climb for it due to its margin of defeat to No. 20 Fishers (Fishers, Ind.), which beat the Vikings, 78-57. Fishers beat No. 41 Westfield (Westfield, Ind.) by two factors, 51-49.

Curie additionally gained CPL crowns in 2019 when it completed third within the IHSA Class 4A tourney and No. 44 within the FAB 50 and in 2014 when it was led by Mr. Basketball USA Cliff Alexander and rose to No. 1 within the FAB 50 for a interval of that season.

Neumann-Goretti is one in every of two groups that dropped out of final week’s FAB 50 that returns. The opposite is new No. 48 Huntsville (Huntsville, Ala.), which has a loss to top-ranked Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) with the opposite loss approaching a Monday to No. 42 Bartlett (Bartlett, Tenn.), 58-55. Bartlett jumps into the rankings as a result of it needs to be in entrance of Huntsville in our rankings formulation. Bartlett additionally took a loss to Montverde Academy in its Winter Basic, 80-55, on February 10.

Montverde Academy will tackle No. 4 Lengthy Island Lutheran (Glen Head, N.Y.) on February 16 on the inaugural Bob McKillop Invitational. The important thing EYBL Scholastic league recreation is a part of the occasion held at Hofstra College and hosted by LuHi. The 2 groups met within the title recreation of the Metropolis of Palms Basic in Ft. Myers, Fla. in December, with MVA posting a 73-59 victory.

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Up to date FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings
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(eighth ballot of 2023-24 common season; Via video games performed on Sunday, February 11; *Signifies forfeit wins, forfeit losses not included; **Signifies forfeits and defaults not included)

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

Dropped Out: Earlier No. 21 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), No. 30 Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.), No. 36 Edmond North (Edmond, Okla.), No. 46 Garfield Heights (Garfield Heights, Ohio), No. 47 Alta (Sandy, Utah).

Bubble Groups: Alexander (Douglasville, Ga.) 23-2; Alta (Sandy, Utah) 21-2; Atascocita (Humble, Texas) 32-2**; Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) 19-1; Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.) 20-6; Brennan (San Antonio, Texas) 27-4; Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 15-2; Christ the King (Center Village, N.Y.) 19-4; Dale (Dale, Okla.) 22-2; De Paul Prep (Chicago, Sick.) 26-2; East Lansing (East Lansing, Mich.) 16-2; Fort Bend Clements (Sugar Land, Texas) 29-0; Garfield Heights (Garfield Heights, Ohio) 19-1; Imhotep Constitution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 19-3; Kennedy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) 20-0; Kokomo (Kokomo, Ind.) 19-3; Ladue (St. Louis, Mo.) 21-1; Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Va.) 20-1; Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) 19-2; Lexington (Lexington, S.C.) 23-2; Lexington Catholic (Lexington, Ky.) 24-2; Liberty Magnet (Baton Rouge, La.) 27-4; Lincoln (Warren, Mich.) 16-3; Madison Prep (Baton Rouge, La.) 25-3; Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) 17-2; New Madrid County Central (New Madrid, Mo.) 22-1; Newport (Newport, Ky.) 24-3; Noblesville (Noblesville, Ind.) 18-2; Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) 26-3; North Crowley (Ft. Price, Texas) 29-3; Northwest (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) 16-0; Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 18-4; Park Middle (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) 19-2; Pascagoula (Pascagoula, Miss.) 27-1; Pewaukee (Pewaukee, Wis.) 17-3; Reidsville (Reidsville, N.C.) 20-0; Southern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.) 21-1; St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 17-3; St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) 21-5; St. Joseph (Santa Maria, Calif.) 27-2; St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey Metropolis, N.J.) 21-2; St. Pius X-St. Matthias (Downey, Calif.) 23-5; Thornton (Harvey, Sick.) 24-4; Totino-Grace (Fridley, Minn.) 18-3; Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 20-2; Veterans Memorial (San Antonio, Texas) 34-1; Volcano Vista (Albuquerque, N.M.) 22-1; Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) 20-1; Winter Haven (Winter Haven, Fla.) 24-1.

Observe: The FAB 50 powered by is a continuation of the Nationwide Sports activities Information Service rankings 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 will be reached at Do not forget to comply with him on Twitter: @RonMFlores

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