Reliable sources for high school baseball rankings include MaxPreps.com and BaseballAmerica.com. MaxPreps.com features the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 and MaxPrep Computer Rankings. BaseballAmerica.com features its High School Top 25 rankings.
MaxPreps.com writers create the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 rankings based on quality wins, losses and other criteria. The rankings determine the top 25 high school baseball teams in the nation for any given year. BaseballAmerica.com features a similar ranking system, with writers voting on the top 25 teams.
The MaxPrep Computer Rankings uses a computer program to determine the top baseball teams in the nation. The rankings system analyzes MaxPrep's database of high school baseball teams, scanning for wins and losses. The computer assigns weight to each win or loss based on the opposing team's strength. Playoff wins receive a higher weight than regular season wins. The strength of a team's schedule is also factored into the rankings calculation.
Both the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 and Baseball America High School Top 25 selected Parkview High in Lilburn, Georgia as the no. 1 team in the nation, as of June 2015. Parkview High put on a strong performance in the Georgia 6A state playoff by sweeping two teams and winning the state championship. Parkview High also ranks third in the nation based on the MaxPreps Computer Rankings system,