Commentary

Sachse steps into top 25

Updated: January 20, 2009, 8:07 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

ESPN will release the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national boys' soccer winter rankings each week of the regular season and playoffs, continuing through the final matches of the Texas state playoffs.

Texas teams are about to start dstrict play. Florida teams are about to begin postseason play.

It's during this time frame that teams will be on the move in the FAB 50 as these power states begin to play the important matches.

The big mover in this week's FAB 50 is Sachse, which pinned a 1-0 loss on former FAB 50-ranked Allen last week. Sachse is 9-0 and has yet to allow a goal.

Results through Jan. 18

Rankings: Preseason / Week: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

ESPN RISE FAB 50 WINTER BOYS' SOCCER RANKINGS: WEEK 6 (Nos. 1-25)
Rk. School (City, State) Record Prv. Notes
1 Jesuit (Dallas) 6-0-0 1 Jesuit has won back-to-back tournament titles to retain its No. 1 ranking.
2 La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) 12-0-1 3 LCC survived a challenge with a 2-1 victory over Cathedral Catholic last week.
3 Wellington (Fla.) 17-0-2 6 A loss last week by Boca Raton opens the door for Wellington to make a run at an undefeated, state title season and a lofty FAB 50 ranking.
4 Poway (Calif.) 12-0-3 9 It hasn't been pretty, but Poway is winning. The team seems to be one goal better than its opponents - having not shut out a foe in seven matches, but emerging with a win or a draw every time.
5 El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.) 14-1-2 8 El Toro is the top-ranked team in Orange County following a league loss by Saddleback.
6 Plano West (Plano, Texas) 7-0-0 11 Plano West's perfect start sets up a possible showdown for a Top 5 ranking with district rival Dallas Jesuit next week.
7 Killian (Miami) 14-0-5 14 A loss by Ferguson last week leaves Killian as the lone undefeated Miami program as the GMAC tournament nears.
8 Klein (Texas) 5-0-1 2 Klein's draw with FAB 50-ranked Kingwood causes this squad to move down a few spots this week while the other undefeated teams play out their seasons.
9 Jesuit (New Orleans, La.) 19-0-2 10 Jesuit has a strong grip on No. 1 in Louisiana.
10 Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) 14-2-0 15 Corona del Sol posted wins over Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista last week.
11 Brophy Prep (Phoenix) 19-2-1 16 Brophy posted a three-win week with victories over Desert Vista, St. Mary's and Desert Mountain.
12 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 11-1-1 17 De La Salle is now the top-ranked NorCal team following a loss by SanRamon Valley.
13 Millikan (Long Beach, Calif.) 16-2-2 18 Millikan is cruising along in league play in the Long Beach area.
14 Boca Raton (Fla.) 17-1-1 4 Boca Raton's loss to Palm Beach Central undefeated its undefeated start.
15 East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) 16-0-4 19 East Lake remains undefeated as the team enters the final week of regular-season play.
16 Orangewood Christian (Maitland, Fla.) 15-0-5 20 Orangewood Christian's ranking will be tied heavily to how teams such as Tampa Jesuit fare in the playoffs.
17 Coppell (Texas) 6-1-0 21 Coppell has won three straight one-goal decisions.
18 Saddleback (Santa Ana, Calif.) 13-1-1 5 Saddleback suffered an upset loss to league rival Santa Ana to end an undefeated start.
19 Pajaro Valley (Watsonville, Calif.) 9-1-1 23 Pajaro Valley's defining result remains an early win over Bellarmine Prep.
20 The Woodlands (Texas) 4-0-0 24 The Woodlands will be back in action this week.
21 Bel Air (El Paso, Texas) 8-0-0 27 Bel Air claimed the Socorro Independent School District title with a 4-0 victory over Hanks.
22 Tampa Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) 20-1-1 28 Tampa Jesuit has not missed the playoffs in 20 years, and this year's squad will be among the state title favorites.
23 Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.) 18-1-2 29 Berkeley Prep's lone loss this year is to Tampa Jesuit.
24 Sachse (Texas) 9-0-0 NR Sachse has won nine straight matches by shutout to start the season, including a win over former FAB 50-ranked Allen.
25 Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, Calif.) 8-2-4 30 Bellarmine's league run will not be easy with FAB 50-ranked St. Ignatius and always-strong Archbishop Mitty.

ESPN RISE FAB 50 WINTER BOYS' SOCCER RANKINGS: WEEK 6 (Nos. 26-50)
Rank School (City, State) Record Prv.
26 Permian (Odessa, Texas) 5-0-0 NR
27 Captain Shreve (Shreveport, La.) 20-2-0 31
28 Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.) 12-3-4 32
29 Santa Barbara (Calif.) 17-1-1 33
30 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 3-0-3 43
31 Naaman Forest (Garland, Texas) 2-0-3 37
32 Kingwood (Humble, Texas) 4-1-1 42
33 Iolani (Honolulu, Hawaii) 7-0-1 39
34 Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) 10-2-1 41
35 Palm Beach Central (Palm Beach, Fla.) 15-2-3 36
36 Land O'Lakes (Fla.) 16-2-2 40
37 San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) 11-1-4 13
38 Holland Hall (Tulsa, Okla.) 10-0-1 NR
39 Plano East (Plano, Texas) 2-1-3 12
40 Watsonville (Watsonville, Calif.) 12-3-1 46
41 Clinton (Miss.) 9-1-0 47
42 Sabino (Tucson, Ariz.) 13-2-2 48
43 Caddo Magnet (Shreveport, La.) 20-2-0 49
44 Boerne Champion (Boerne, Texas) 7-1-1 44
45 Miami Ferguson (Miami) 13-1-2 7
46 La Habra (Anaheim, Calif.) 10-3-4 NR
47 Palo Alto (Calif.) 11-1-1 NR
48 St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 10-1-2 NR
49 Mililani (Hawaii) 6-1-1 NR
50 Tupelo (Miss.) 8-0-1 NR