Last week an article by Newsweek.com explored the world of high school basketball team rankings and particularly what Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) is and why it’s ranked in various national polls. We take a deeper look at the program and what makes a team eligible for the Student Sports FAB 50.
Last week Newsweek.com published an article titled “Findlay Prep: A Top High School Basketball Team, With No School,” an expose into national high school basketball rankings and how national rankings compilers, including Student Sports, find it justifiable to include Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), a basketball academy-type program whose roster all attend the Henderson International School in Henderson, Nev.
From our vantage point, the purpose of the article was to examine the fairness of Findlay Prep in national rankings alongside other public and parochial high schools across the United States and, for those that perhaps don’t closely follow the national high school basketball scene, to realize the innocence of high school basketball and the dream for a neighborhood team to win a state title and earn a national high school ranking is essentially dead.
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