Last year we chose to call this the "Lucky 13", this year we have decided to rename our team rankings and will go with the "Tennessee Prep Hoops Fabulous 15".
Please keep in mind we realize some teams that will be ranked under others depending on their classification would surely win in a head to head contest, but we are trying to measure the squads based on their schedule and the business at hand.
Also keep in mind we have pulled the schedules from the TSSAA and sometimes they can be inaccurate so keep that in consideration, schedules can change with make-up games due to weather and other factors out of our control.
Tennessee Prep Hoops Fabulous 15
1. Melrose (Memphis) 16-0
One of the best teams this state has ever seen and seems to be no stopping them now.
1/12 @ Memphis East
2. Ridgeway (Memphis) 11-0
Two wins already over the defending state champs; this Roadrunner squad awaits its Melrose moment.
1/11 @ Wooddale; 1/12 Southwind; 1/13 @ Kirby
3. Northeast (Clarksville) 15-0
Coach Cooper has his boys rolling and they are the best team in Middle Tennessee. Telvin James leads the way.
1/12 @ Clarksville Northwest
4. Southwind (Memphis) 14-1
Depth and a chance to be among the city's elite in a very short time certainly appeals to the boys at Southwind, Darrian Gray at the top of his game.
1/12 @ Ridgeway; 1/15 @ Collierville
5. Bearden (Knoxville) 15-0
This version of the Bulldogs is tough and scrappy, guard play makes them go, Jaeland Lawson and Ty Greene makes them stay.
1/12 Heritage; 1/15 Farragut
6. White Station (Memphis) 10-3
Fear not Spartan fans, yes two losses to Ridgeway dent the standings but as long as that Jackson fellow is on the court, things can and will get better.
1/12 Mitchell; 14-16 Bass Pro Tournament
7. Bolivar Central (Bolivar) 13-1
Sometimes change is not good, at Bolivar Central nothing changes, they win and win a lot, and Jay Murphy is having a marvelous senior campaign.
1/12 @ JCM; 1/15 McNairy Central ; 1/16 Jackson Northside
8. Dyer County (Newbern) 18-1
The Choctaws continue to pile up wins and have extraordinary depth at all positions. Robert Hubbs is a freshman and the next big thing from Dyer County.
1/15 Jackson Northside
9. Memphis Central (Memphis) 12-2
Another of the very good young squads that seems to be so plentiful in Memphis, Jarnell Stokes, is a big time sophomore post who every will know by the end of the year.
1/12 @ Whitehaven; 1/15 Hamilton
10. Germantown (Germantown) 15-3
They play in one of the state's toughest districts and have the firepower to compete with the big dogs. Austin Hollins and Todd Mayo have played very well in their final season.
1/12 Kirby; 1/15 @ Memphis Overton
11. Fulton (Knoxville) 11-2
A little bump in the road is good for the soul, and the Falcons will be more than ready to start their quest for a three-peat in the Class AA division.
1/12 @ Powell; 1/15 @ Pigeon Forge
12. Hunter's Lane (Nashville) 13-2
Coach Sewell has assembled a very deep and talented squad who will make their presence felt in the Nashville playoff scenes come late February.
1/12 Nashville Overton; 1/15 @ Antioch
13. Overton (Nashville) 14-2
Big game on Tuesday with district rival Hunter's Lane, should be an instant classic. Mookie Betts makes it happen for Overton.
1/11 Independence; 1/12 @ Hunter's Lane; 1/15 East Literature
14. Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis) 13-3
Everyone is back and now the Pharoahs start their proverbial march towards the district crown. Dierre McElroy is now a name in Memphis that you all should come to know.
1/15 @ Bolton
15. Clarksville Academy (Clarksville) 16-1
Our lone Class A representative in the Fabulous 15 is no slouch. Malcolm Smith is scoring at a Corey Brewer pace and this squad wishes to be back in the ‘boro come March.
1/12 @ McEwen; 1/14 Columbia Academy; 1/15 @ Merrol Hyde
ON THE RIM (Five who could crack the 15 soon)
Knoxville West (12-3)
IN THE LANE (Five who are heading towards moving up the ranks)
Liberty Tech (13-3)
Mt. Juliet (13-3)
Tyner Academy (9-2)
ON THE BREAK (Five who are coming on hard and fast)
Knoxville Central (9-4)