MaxPreps.com provides two national rankings of high school boys basketball teams. The MaxPreps Freeman Rankings rely on a computer program to assess the best teams, while MaxPreps writers compile the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 list.
The Freeman Rankings use the large number of game results in the MaxPreps database to rank teams. The system weighs a team's winning percentage as well as its victories over strong opponents and the overall difficulty of its schedule. For the Xcellent 25 rankings, writers consider a team's record, its performance against other top teams and other factors. MaxPreps updates its rankings three times a week during the basketball season.