Simeon finishes sixth in FAB 50 rankings


Simeon and Proviso East finished in the top 15 in the final ESPNHS POWERADE FAB 50 boys basketball national rankings.

Simeon held strong at the No. 6 spot for a ninth consecutive week. The Wolverines went 32-1 this season and defeated Proviso East in the Class 4A state championship. Their only loss was to Nevada’s Findlay Prep, which finished No. 2 in the rankings.

Proviso East jumped two spots to No. 15 in the final rankings. The Pirates went 32-1 on the season with their only loss being to Simeon in the state championship.

In the Midwest regional rankings, Simeon and Proviso East filled the top two spots. Also from Illinois, Rockford Auburn (32-3) finished No. 14, and Peoria Central (28-3) ended up No. 15 in the regional rankings.