If an analysis correctly reflected the passage of time, as it should, Ryun and Lindgren would sit at the top of the list by a fairly wide margin and perhaps Pre and Virgin would be in the top 5 as well. I don't have the space and time to list all of the Ryun and Lindgren accolades because they are voluminous and otherworldly. I recall seeing Ryun on the cover of Sports Illustrated and watching him on Wide World of Sports against the best milers in the world in a meet in Australia. Ryun is arguably the greatest high school athlete ever in any sport. Gerry Lindgren ran an 8:40 2-mile on an unbanked 160m wooden indoors track and at that time it was the fastest time in the world. This was 1964, it took nearly half a century for a high school kid to run faster. Cheserek broke Lindgren's indoor record by less than second in 2013. This is not intended to take anything away from Ches, because I consider him one of the greatest, but the facts are, Ches ran on the Armory's 200m, banked mondo track and Ches was a year older than Lindgren. During the outdoor season, Lindgren ran a 13:44 5K and won the U.S. Olympic Trials 10K beating Billy Mills who won the gold medal in the '64 Tokyo Olympics. In Lindgren's H.S. senior year, he was considered one of the best distance runners in the world.
With that said, the discussion about who is the GOAT, the top two spots are taken and there is no reasonable debate to suggest otherwise. I also think Webb occupies the 3rd spot because on-scale, a 3:53 mile is far superior to Lukas' 8:29 2-mile, Fernandez's double or National XC titles, etc. I also give Webb a lot of credit because he ran fast in a range of events, 800-2-mile, XC; he ran all of his high school meets and set national relay records as well. 4th would be Lukas and beyond that, everyone else is debatable, but the only thing I caution against is not giving proper credit to athletes like Pre and Virgin for example because of the passage of time absolutely matters.