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NEW FAB 50: Historic Endings!

There aren’t any newcomers on this week’s FAB 50 Nationwide Group Rankings powered by Ballislife.com, however loads of change as state championship video games have been determined all around the nation this previous weekend. Roselle Catholic (N.J.) information historic win over earlier No. 10 Camden (N.J.) to win the ultimate New Jersey Event of Champions crown, whereas earlier No. 11 Centerville (Ohio) goes down within the Ohio D1 state title recreation to fast-rising Pickerington Central (Ohio). State titles nonetheless to be decided in Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, whereas the season continues after that with GEICO Nationals and the first-ever State Champions Invitational.

By Ronnie Flores

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Simply as no rating is ready in stone till the ultimate version of the FAB 50 Nationwide Group Rankings powered by Ballislife.com, no championship is safe till the ultimate whistle.

Centerville (Ohio) entered final weekend’s Ohio Excessive College Athletic Affiliation (OHSAA) Division I Last 4 on the College of Dayton Area because the prohibitive favourite and with an unbeaten document. The Elks took aside St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio), 64-33, within the semifinals and entered the ultimate in opposition to then No. 43 Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) with a 29-0 document and No. 11 FAB 50 rating. Choose Central was a battle-tested membership that figured to present the Elks a a lot more durable take a look at than St. Ignatius.

Choose Central did far more than give the Elks an excellent recreation.

The Tigers led 21-17 at halftime and began the second half with a 10-0 run and finally received their result in 33-22. Centerville fought again and trailed 38-36 on the finish of the third interval, however have been outscored 19-14 within the ultimate interval as Choose Central gained its second OHSAA state championship with a 55-48 victory. Within the course of, the Tigers ended the Elks’ bid for an unbeaten season and snapped their 45-game successful streak. Centerville received as shut as 42-41 on a leap shot by Gabe Cupps, however received no nearer in a recreation performed with out a shot clock.

Junior Devin Royal led Choose Central with 20 factors, 4 rebounds and two assists, whereas senior Josh Harlan added 11 factors. Cupps led Centerville with 14 factors, whereas fellow senior Wealthy Rolf added 12 factors and 7 information. On account of successful its first state title since 2011-12, Choose Central strikes up 19 spots on this week’s FAB 50 to No. 24. As for Centerville, the Elks drop 20 spots to No. 31.

As nationwide rankings compilers, we’re going to miss the New Jersey Event of Champions carried out by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Affiliation (NJSIAA). The NJSIAA determined to finish the distinctive end-of-season event to determine an final champion amongst state champions by an awesome vote final November. The thought course of behind the choice is the season is prolonged too lengthy for the good thing about a number of, whereas including every week earlier would profit extra student-athletes. The occasion began with a victory by probably the greatest highschool groups of all-time (1988-89 St. Anthony of Jersey Metropolis) and has produced some memorable video games over time.

For Camden (N.J.) and junior D.J. Wagner, successful a TOC title was a season-long objective. The Mr. Basketball candidate had by no means gained the TOC in his time at The Excessive and Camden was the final public faculty to win the TOC when Wagner’s father, Dajuan Wager, led the Panthers to the 1999-00 TOC crown and No. 16 ultimate FAB 50 rating.

Wagner and firm had loads of incentive to win this system’s second TOC crown, however the 2000 version of the Panthers will go down and the ultimate public faculty to seize the celebrated title. That’s as a result of Roselle Catholic (N.J.) was capable of avenge an everyday season defeat to Camden with a 61-58 extra time victory.

Camden, which got here into the sport No. 10 within the FAB 50, had an opportunity to take the the extra time lead with 4.5 seconds remaining on a pull-up 17-foot jumper from Wagner, however the shot was off. After two made free throws by Nebraska-bound Jamarques Lawrence, the gifted junior had one other shot to probably tie the sport, however Wagner’s heave from close to half courtroom missed proper and Roselle Catholic stormed the courtroom at Rutgers College’s Jersey Mike’s Area after capturing its fourth TOC crown, and first since 2017-18. The others for coach Dave Boff’s program got here in 2013 and 2015.

Roselle Catholic senior Braxton Jones hit the leap shot to present the Lions a 58-57 lead with 27.7 seconds remaining in extra time and it was his solely factors of the hotly-contested contest. North Carolina-bound Simeon Wilcher led Roselle Catholic with 22 factors, seven rebounds and 5 assists. Sophomore Wealthy Brisco added 10 factors and eight rebounds.

Wagner completed with 23 factors and 6 steals. St. Joseph’s-bound Rasheer Fleming added 13 factors and eight rebounds for Camden, which fell alot much less on this week’s FAB 50 than Centerville after the crushing loss. Camden merely swaps locations with Roselle Catholic, which now sits at No. 10 after the night the one in-state loss, whereas the Panthers are available in at No. 12. Roselle Catholic’s different loss is to No. 8 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.). Camden ended its season with losses to No. 3 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), No. 9 Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and the cut up with Roselle Catholic.

Calvary Christian, the Florida Excessive College Athletic Affiliation (FHSAA) Class 4A State Champion, charge because the early SCI favourite. Led by LSU-bound Marvel Allen and UCF-bound Taylor Hendricks, the Eagles personal wins over No. 12 Camden (Camden, N.J.), No. 17 North Little Rock (Little Rock, Ark.), No. 25 Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.) and No. 47 Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.). The one losses for Calvary Christian Academy are to unranked Milton (Ga.) and to No. 3 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.).

Montverde Academy has gained GEICO Nationals a document 5 instances and is a part of maybe probably the most wide-open and balanced discipline within the occasion’s 13-year historical past. FAB 50 No. 1 Dawn Christian Academy is available in as a slight favourite and will wrap up its first ever FAB 50 title with three consecutive wins in an eight group discipline. A loss by Dawn Christian (which has cut up with Montverde Academy) may open up the door for College Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 6A champ and No. 2 Duncanville (Texas) to maneuver as much as No. 1 within the FAB 50. The outcomes of GEICO Nationals may additionally open up the door for an additional group resembling Montverde Academy or IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), which has beat MVA two instances this season. Duncanville beat MVA on the buzzer in November.

GEICO Nationals matchups are as follows: FAB 50 No. 1 and prime seed Dawn Christian vs. eight seed Prolific Prep Napa (Calif.). No. 4 and 4 seed Hyperlink Academy (Branson, Mo.) vs. No. 8 and 5 seed Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.). The alternative bracket will pit No. 3 and three seed Montverde Academy vs. six seed AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) and No. 6 and two seed IMG Academy vs. No. 7 and 7 seed La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.).

The primary spherical video games on March 31 will all be televised on ESPNU between 12 pm – 6 pm ET. The semifinals on April 1 might be at 2:30 pm ET and 4:30 pm ET on ESPN2. The 2022 GEICO Nationals title recreation will happen on April 2 at 12 pm ET on ESPN.

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Up to date FAB 50 Nationwide Group Rankings
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(fifteenth ballot of 2021-22 common season; Via video games performed on Sunday, March 20; *Signifies forfeit wins, forfeit losses not included; **Signifies forfeits and defaults not included; ***Signifies season not full)

No. Prev. Excessive College (Metropolis) Report
1 1 Dawn Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) 25-1***
2 2 Duncanville (Duncanville (Texas) 35-1
3 3 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) 19-4***
4 4 Hyperlink Academy (Branson, Mo.) 32-1***
5 5 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 33-1
6 6 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) 20-4***
7 7 La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) 20-4***
8 8 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 33-7***
9 9 Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) 24-2***
10 12 Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) 29-2
11 13 Weddington (Matthews, N.C.) 31-0
12 10 Camden (Camden, N.J.) 31-3
13 14 Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ailing.) 37-1
14 16 Sidwell Associates (Washington, D.C.) 29-1***
15 15 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) 31-5
16 17 North Little Rock (North Little Rock, Ark.) 27-3
17 18 Imhotep Constitution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 26-4**
18 22 Chesterton (Chesterton, Ind.) 29-0***
19 19 Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) 22-4
20 20 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) 30-1
21 21 Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) 22-6
22 23 Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, N.Y.) 26-3
23 24 Jonesboro (Jonesboro, Ark.) 26-3
24 43 Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) 26-2
25 25 Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.) 26-4**
26 26 Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) 26-4
27 27 McKinney (McKinney, Texas) 35-6
28 28 Beaumont United (Beaumont, Texas) 36-3
29 29 Hayfield (Alexandria, Va.) 32-0
30 30 Oak Cliff Religion Household (Dallas, Texas) 34-4**
31 11 Centerville (Centerville, Ohio) 29-1
32 33 Auburn (Auburn, Wash.) 27-2***
33 31 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) 26-5
34 32 Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.) 28-0
35 34 Mt. St. Joseph (Baltimore, Md.) 32-7
36 35 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.) 24-4***
37 36 Park Middle (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) 29-1***
38 37 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.) 35-7
39 38 Neenah (Neenah, Wis.) 29-1
40 39 Varina (Richmond, Va.) 25-1
41 45 George Rogers Clark (Winchester, Ky.) 37-1
42 42 Memorial (Tulsa, Okla.) 27-1
43 40 Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.) 25-4
44 41 Carmel Christian (Matthews, N.C.) 26-3
45 44 Columbus (Miami, Fla.) 29-2
46 46 Westlake (Austin, Texas) 38-2
47 47 Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.) 33-4
48 48 Catholic Central (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 23-1***
49 49 Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) 26-6***
50 50 Volcano Vista (Albuquerque, N.M.) 29-0

Dropped Out: None.

Bubble Groups:  American Fork (American Fork, Utah) 16-12; Archbishop Wooden (Warminster, Pa.) 21-7***; Atascocita (Humble, Texas) 34-7; Beaumont United (Beaumont, Texas) 36-3; Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) 21-9; Berkmar (Lilburn, Ga.) 26-5; Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) 29-1; Bristol Central (Bristol, Conn.) 28-0; Brophy Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) 25-3; Campolindo (Moraga, Calif.) 28-2; Carver Collegiate Academy (New Orleans, La.) 33-5; Chambers (Charlotte. N.C.) 22-7; Christian Brother’s (St. Louis, Mo.) 26-6; Mix Academy (Lincolnton, N.C.) 25-5; Curtis (College Place, Wash.) 27-3; Damien (La Verne, Calif.) 32-4; Del Metropolis (Cel Metropolis, Okla.) 24-4; DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) 21-7; Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) 26-6; Durango (Las Vegas, Nev.) 20-6; Eagle Academy (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 19-6; Edmond North (Edmond, Okla.) 24-5; Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 27-2; Garfield (Seattle, Wash.) 25-1; Gill St. Bernard’s (Gladstone, N.J.) 20-7; Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 18-12; Grey Collegiate Academy (West Columbia, S.C.) 23-4; John Marshall (Richmond, Va.) 22-4; Kimball (Kimball, Texas) 30-9; Kingfisher (Kingsfisher, Okla.) 28-1; King’s Fork (Suffolk, Va.) 24-1; Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville, Tenn.) 28-4; Las Cruces (Las Cruces, N.M.) 31-1; Liberty (Liberty, Mo.) 24-3; Lengthy Island Lutheran (Glen Head, N.Y.) 19-7; Madison Prep (Baton Rouge, La.) 31-6; Magnolia (Magnolia, Ark.) 29-0; Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas) 36-5; Milton (Milton, Ga.) 22-8; Modesto Christian (Modesto, Calif.) 28-6**; Mount Si (Snoqualmie, Wash.) 25-1; Mt. Vernon (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) 24-0; Newton (Covington, Ga.) 24-6; North Mecklenburg (Huntersville, N.C.) 27-5; Northview (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 24-1***; North Hills (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 26-2; Panther Creek (Cary, N.C.) 23-8; Pebblebrook (Mableton, Ga.) 28-3; Perry (Gilbert, Ariz.) 25-5; Pewaukee (Pewaukee, Wis.) 27-3; Quaker Valley (Leetsdale, Pa.) 27-0***; Raymond (Raymond, Miss.) 29-5; Richardson (Richardson, Texas) 32-2; Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.) 23-4***; South Shore (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 23-3**; St. Francis Prep (Contemporary Meadows, N.Y.) 22-4; St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) 20-4***; St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio) 25-4; The Burlington College (Burlington, N.C.) 30-7; The Rock (Gainesville, Fla.) 25-8; Tualatin (Tualatin, Ore.) 26-2; Wasatch Academy (Mt. Nice, Utah) 14-10; West Oaks Academy (Orlando, Fla.) 23-5; Whitney Younger (Chicago, Ailing.) 26-10**; Williamston (Williamston, Mich.) 24-0***; York Prep (Rock Hill, S.C.) 27-1; Zachary (Zachary, La.) 36-3.

Be aware: The FAB 50 powered by Ballislife.com is a continuation of the Nationwide Sports activities Information Service scores that started in 1952. These have been the primary nationwide highschool rankings and the late Artwork Johlfs of Minnesota compiled them. They have been compiled for a few years by the late Barry Sollenberger of Phoenix, who merged them into the FAB 50 22 years in the past.

Ronnie Flores is the nationwide Grassroots editor of Ballislife.com. He may be reached at [email protected]. Don’t overlook to observe him on Twitter: @RonMFlores



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