2021 High School Baseball Rankings: Top 50 Teams In The Country

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Baseball America’s High School team rankings are selected through a poll of representatives from the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA). The country is split into eight different regions, with region chairs nominating teams from their geographic areas for consideration for the rankings nationwide.

Our final high school team rankings are here and for this edition we expand to the top 50 teams in the country.

Checking in at the top spot for the last ranking of the 2021 season is Madison (Miss.) Central High, which finished with a 32-2 record and won Mississippi’s highest classification (6A) state championship, topping Northwest Rankin High (Brandon, Miss.). 

Madison Central’s state championship culminates a season where the team outscored its opponents 422 to 64 and went undefeated in league play. 

The Southeast dominates the top of the final high school team rankings, with four of the top five teams coming from that region of the country, as well as six of the top 10. 

Barbe High in Lake Charles, La., claims the No. 2 spot after winning its state championship, while Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., checks in at No. 3 and also won its state championship.

State champions are signified with asterisks (*) in the chart below.

Rank High School Coach Record Previous
1 *Madison (Miss.) Central HS Patrick Robey 34-2 1
2 *Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. Glenn Gechini 38-2 2
3 *Stoneman Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla. Todd Fitz-Gerald 28-2 3
4 *Jackson (Miss.) Prep Brent Heavener 35-3 5
5 *St. Mary Prep, Orchard Lake, Mich. Matt Petry 43-1 6
6 *Liberty HS, Peoria, Ariz. Phil Knight, Chris Raymond 21-3 7
7 JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Brett Kay 30-7 13
8 *Auburn (Ala.) HS Matt Cimo 36-7 9
9 *Madison HS, Vienna, Va. Mark Gjormand 18-1 10
10 Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. Brad Fontes 29-3 4
11 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas Gino DiMaria 18-1 12
12 *Blue Valley HS, Stilwell, Kan. Tony Scardino 19-3 11
13 *Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. Chan Brown 30-10 15
14 *Trinity HS, Louisville Rick Arnold 41-2 16
15 Harvard-Westlake HS, Los Angeles Jared Halpert 27-4 23
16 *Houston County HS, Warner Robins, Ga. Matt Hopkins 31-7 17
17 Thousand Oaks (Calif.) HS Jack Wilson 29-1 18
18 Keller (Texas) HS Rob Stramp 31-5 NR
19 *Mosley HS, Lynn Haven, Fla. Jon Hudson 26-5 21
20 Buford (Ga.) HS Stuart Chester 35-2 20
21 *Barbers Hill HS, Mt. Belvieu, Texas David Denny 37-8 NR
22 Alhambra HS, Phoenix Shae Clark 23-2 NR
23 Ayala HS, Chino Hills, Calif. Chris Vogt 26-4 8
24 Fort Zumwalt West HS, O’Fallon, Mo. Eric Gough 29-4 19
25 Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS Eric Borba 30-6 14
26 Danville (Ky.) HS Paul Morse 40-4 NR
27 Liberty (Mo.) HS Kirk Bragg 32-9 NR
28 Smithson Valley HS, Spring Branch, Texas Chad Koehl 34-4 NR
29 *Millard South HS, Omaha, Neb. Greg Geary 35-5 NR
30 *St. Joseph HS, Montvale, N.J. Mark Cieslack 27-2 NR
31 East Catholic HS, Manchester, Conn. Martin Fiori 25-0 NR
32 *Roff (Okla.) HS Rad Simon 33-0 NR
33 *Faith Academy, Mobile, Ala. Matt Seymour 34-6 NR
34 Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Mike Woods 16-2 NR
35 *Jasper (Ind.) HS Terry Gobert 31-2 NR
36 *Starr’s Mill HS, Fayetteville, Ga. Brent Moseley 31-11 NR
37 Bishop Eustace Prep, Pennsauken, N.J. Sam Tropiano 21-1 NR
38 *Farmington (Minn.) HS Jon Graff 21-6 NR
39 Magnolia Heights HS, Sentobia, Miss. Chris McMinn 30-3 NR
40 Sun Prairie (Wisc.) HS Rob Hamilton 27-2 NR
41 Tamalpais HS, Mill Valley, Calif. Nathan Bernstein 19-1 NR
42 *Jenks (Okla.) HS Danny Morgan 27-6 NR
43 *New Albany (Ohio) HS Dave Starling 29-5 NR
44 *Rogers (Miss.) HS Matt Melson 19-7 NR
45 Puyallup (Wash.) HS Marc Wiese 16-0 NR
46 Rio Rancho HS, Albuquerque, N.M. Ron Murphy 21-1 NR
47 *Bloomingdale HS, Valrico, Fla. Kris Wilken 24-6 NR
48 *Van Buren (Ariz.) HS David Loyd 27-7 NR
50 Eastlake HS, Chula Vista, Calif. David Gallegos 25-10 NR

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