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Basketball POWERADE FAB 50: Taft makes its debut

With the bulk of its starting lineup intact, you had to figure Taft would be one of Ohio's premier teams this season. But who knew they would emerge as a national power just a week into the season? A 2-0 start for the Senators was enough to convince the voters to add the Cincy power to the first regular-season POWERADE FAB 50 hoops rankings, which dropped earlier today.

Taft checks in as the state's lone ranked team at No. 38 on the heels of blowout victories against Aiken and Western Hills. The Senators have a tough slate of games over the next few weeks, so we should get a good gauge of just how good the team really is.

Northland (No. 11) and Moeller (16) are both ranked in the Midwest Region.

Click here for the entire FAB 50 Rankings.

Click here for the Midwest Region rankings.