UPDATED FAB 50: Extra Groups Wrap Up!

5 new groups crack the most recent FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings powered by Ballislife.com as a majority of the nation is now carried out taking part in or heading into their state title video games. State champions topped in Ohio, Arizona, Arkansas, and Wisconsin as FAB 50 newcomers come into focus.

By Ronnie Flores

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As state playoffs start to wrap up across the nation, we now have extra elite groups carried out than taking part in. That even consists of the states which have but to tip-off due to COVID-19-related calendar changes. Groups nonetheless taking part in are famous by an asterisk (****) and consists of those chosen for GEICO Nationals, which takes place March 31-April 3 in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The GEICO Nationals subject is led by the No. 1 staff within the FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings powered by Ballislife.com, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.). The sphere additionally consists of six different FAB 50 ranked golf equipment, bubble membership La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) and two golf equipment not eligible for the rankings. For a fast evaluation of the GEICO Nationals bracket, CLICK HERE.

On the identical day a GEICO Nationals champion is topped, the Indiana Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation (IHSAA) Class 4A champ might be topped at Bankers Life Fieldhouse when FAB 50 No. 29 Carmel (Carmel, Ind.) takes on No. 34 Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.). Carmel defeated West Facet (Gary, Ind.) in additional time, 53-48, in its semifinal contest, whereas Lawrence North downed South (Bloomington, Ind.), 54-52. Carmel handed Lawrence North one in all its two losses through the common season. Whomever wins the Indiana 4A state crown could have probability to crack the High 25 of the FAB 50.

Malaki Branham


One staff that cracked the highest portion of the rankings this week is St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio), which checks in at No. 25 after capturing the Ohio Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation (OHSAA) Division II state crown on Sunday night with a 72-50 victory over St. Francis DeSales (Columbus, Ohio).

DeSales led by 9 factors (19-10) early within the contest, however St. V’s broke the sport open within the second half, outscoring DeSales 44-17. Ohio St.-bound Malaki Branham closed out his highschool profession in spectacular style, netting 37 factors, because the Preventing Irish gained their second Division II crown in 4 seasons.

It was a particular season for St. V’s head coach Dru Joyce II, who captured his sixth state crown and has led this system to 12 state playoff appearances in 20 seasons. His 2002-2003 staff led by NBA legend LeBron James captured a kind of six state titles and that season’s FAB 50 legendary nationwide title. His son Dru Joyce III was additionally a senior on that FAB 50 title staff and is at the moment an assistant coach for a Cleveland State program that participated within the NCAA Event this previous weekend.

St. V’s solely two losses this season had been to Ohio D1 energy Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) and to FAB 50 No. 4 DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.). We determined to maintain the Preventing Irish ranked behind Paul VI (Fairfax, VA.) since that membership took DeMatha into additional time in one in all its losses whereas St. V’s misplaced in regulation, 73-56.

Another excuse why St. Vincent-St. Mary was in a position to transfer up within the rankings is it handed OHSAA D1 state champ and bubble membership Centerville (Centerville, Ohio) one in all its three losses and was the one membership on the Elks’ schedule they didn’t beat. Centerville handed earlier No. 33 Mentor (Mentor, Ohio) its first loss within the state semifinals and defeated Westerville Central (Westerville, Ohio) within the title recreation by one level, 43-42. Westerville Central defeated a St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) membership in its semifinal contest that’s coach by Cameron Joyce, who’s Dru Joyce III’s youthful brother and a 2007 graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary.

In Arizona, the pecking order is straightforward to determine among the many Arizona Interscholastic Affiliation (AIA) champs though the most effective groups all play in several divisions. Sunnyslope (Phoenix, Ariz.) is one in all 5 newcomers on this week’s FAB 50 at No. 48 after capturing the AIA Class 6A crown with a 63-62 win over Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.). Sunnyslope, led by junior guard Oakland Fort, solely lose in additional time to Mesa (Mesa, Ariz.) and handed Class 4A champ St. Mary’s (Pheonix, Ariz.) its solely loss. St Mary’s in flip handed Class 5A champ Catalina Foothills (Tuscon, Ariz.) its solely lack of the condensed 2020-21 season.

With the character of this season, some groups that completed taking part in weeks again have an opportunity to maneuver into the rankings after their resume is judged in opposition to groups that completed extra just lately. On the flip aspect, the packages that presumably will start later within the spring (significantly from the facility state of California) have an opportunity to knock out at the moment ranked groups.

Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.), which captured the Florida Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation (FHSAA) Class 7A state crown, is that this week’s highest newcomer at No. 43. The Panthers defeated Dwyer (Palm Seaside Gardena, Fla.) for the state crown on March 6, however had been in a position to transfer into the rankings this week after the top-ranked groups from 4 smaller states misplaced and fell out of the rankings.

There are already 5 groups from Florida within the FAB 50 forward of Dr. Phillips, however we felt the Panthers’ resume was simply too robust to disregard in favor of maybe a No. 1 ranked staff from a smaller state or weaker area. The Panthers performed a robust schedule, defeating six state remaining 4 groups within the FHSAA’s numerous divisions (which we really feel there are too many simply as there are in Arizona, Georgia and another states). Dr. Phillips additionally misplaced to state ranked West Orange, break up video games with cross-town Oak Ridge (which received FAB 50 consideration this season) and misplaced to FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy.

We aren’t thrilled about shifting in groups that crack the FAB 50 method after their seasons have concluded, or dropping groups once they don’t lose and have been carried out for a while, however it’ll occur. It’s simply the truth of a season that started in November and will run by way of the center of June.

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Up to date FAB 50 Nationwide Crew Rankings
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(14th ballot of 2020-21 common season; By video games performed on Sunday, March 21; *Signifies forfeit wins, forfeit losses not included; **Signifies forfeits and defaults not included; ***Doesn’t embody outcomes vs. out-of-season opponents; ****Signifies season not full.)

No. Prev. Excessive Faculty (Metropolis) File
1 1 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) 21-1****
2 2 Dawn Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) 18-3****
3 3 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) 21-2****
4 4 DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) 9-0***
5 5 Wasatch Academy (Mt. Nice, Utah) 18-6***
6 6 Archbishop Wooden (Warminster, Pa.) 18-0****
7 8 Camden (Camden, N.J.) 13-0
8 9 Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.) 16-1****
9 10 Milton (Milton, Ga.) 28-2****
10 7 Lengthy Island Lutheran (Glen Head, N.Y.) 1-0****
11 11 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) 0-0
12 12 Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas) 29-1
13 13 Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.) 28-0
14 14 O’Dea (Seattle, Wash.) 0-0
15 15 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.) 13-0***
16 16 Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) 21-3**
17 17 St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) 11-0****
18 18 Mix Academy (Lincolnton, N.C.) 26-3
19 19 Westlake (Austin, Texas) 30-2
20 24 Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) 27-2
21 20 St. Raymond (Bronx, N.Y.) 0-0
22 22 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) 9-1**
23 25 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 20-8****
24 26 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) 7-4
25 28 St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio) 25-2
26 23 Patrick Faculty (Elizabeth, N.J.) 14-1
27 27 Tempo Academy (Atlanta, Ga.) 28-1****
28 29 Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.) 19-0
29 34 Carmel (Carmel, Ind.) 25-2****
30 31 Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) 24-3
31 21 Blair Academy (Blairstown, N.J.) 2-0
32 32 Waukee Senior (Waukee, Iowa) 16-2
33 30 Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) 4-0****
34 36 Lawrence North (Indianapolis, Ind.) 28-2****
35 35 Victory Rock Prep (Bradenton, Fla.) 27-6
36 38 Beaumont United (Beaumont, Texas) 31-0
37 37 Central Pointe Christian (Kissimmee, Fla.) 31-7
38 41 Clinton (Clinton, Miss.) 21-1
39 39 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 0-2***
40 40 Berkmar (Lilburn, Ga.) 26-6
41 42 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 0-0
42 45 Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) 22-1
43 NR Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) 24-3
44 44 Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) 0-0
45 NR Huron (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 16-0****
46 48 Kingfisher (Kingfisher, Okla.) 25-1
47 47 Ribet Academy (Los Angeles, Calif.) 0-0
48 NR Sunnyslope (Phoenix, Ariz.) 21-1
49 NR North Little Rock (North Little Rock, Ark.) 21-2
50 NR Wauwatosa East (Wausatosa, Wis.) 23-3

Dropped Out: Earlier No. 33 Mentor (Mentor, Ohio), No. 43 Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Col.), No. 46 Lexington Catholic (Lexington, Ky.), No. 49 Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.), No. 50 Central (Little Rock, Ark.).

Bubble Groups:  Adams (South Bend, Ind.) 23-2; Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.) 10-1; Atascocita (Humble, Texas) 24-3; Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) 7-2; Blue Ridge (St. George, Va.) 15-0; Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 17-7; Cannon Faculty (Harmony, N.C.) 27-5; Catalina Foothills (Tuscon, Ariz.) 19-1; Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 0-0; Centerville (Centerville, Ohio) 26-3; Central (Little Rock, Ark.) 23-5; Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.) 22-2; Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Col.) 17-1; Christ The King (Center Village, N.Y.) 0-0; Covington Catholic (Park Hills, Ky.) 24-3****; Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.) 23-3; Davis (Kaysville, Utah) 22-4; Del Metropolis (Del Metropolis, Okla.) 22-4; DePaul Faculty Prep (Chicago, Sick.) 14-2; Eagle’s Touchdown (McDonough, Ga.) 29-1; Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) 0-0; Edmond Memorial (Edmond, Okla.) 17-2; Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio) 20-4; Garfield (Seattle, Wash.) 0-0; Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) 22-4; Inexperienced Run (Virginia Seaside, Va.) 9-1; Homestead (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) 26-1; Imhotep Constitution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 11-0****; Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 0-0; Kell (Marietta, Ga.) 21-7; Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) 28-2; La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) 10-9****; Las Cruces (Las Cruces, N.M.) 0-0; Legacy Early Faculty (Greenville, S.C.) 14-7; Manasquan (Manasquan, N.J.) 12-0; McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) 24-5; Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 17-5**; Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) 22-3; Pebblebrook (Mableton, Ga.) 25-4; Pine Crest (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) 21-1; Richardson (Richardson, Texas) 25-2; Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) 12-3; Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.) 0-0; South Central (Winterville, N.C.) 13-0**; South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas) 21-1; Starkville (Starkville, Miss.) 21-3; Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 16-1; St. Catherine’s (Racine, Wis.) 28-1; St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) 0-0; St. Mark’s (Dallas, Texas) 7-1; St. Mary’s (Pheonix, Ariz.) 20-1; St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) 19-3; Thunderidge (Highlands Ranch, Col.) 13-2; Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) 15-1**; Waxahachie (Waxahachie, Texas) 20-3; Westlake (Saratoga Springs, Utah) 21-4; Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 27-5; Whitney Younger (Chicago, Sick.) 15-1; Windward (Los Angeles, Calif.) 0-0.

Observe: The FAB 50 powered by Ballislife.com 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 21 years in the past.

Ronnie Flores is the nationwide Grassroots editor of Ballislife.com. He may be reached at ronnie@ballislife.com. Don’t overlook to comply with him on Twitter: @RonMFlores

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